6 creative ways to display your wedding cupcakes #Food Porn#cake#cupcakes#food#video games May 19 | Megan Finley Horowitz meggyfin Thanks to elizawyatt for uploading this to our Flickr pool! For our wedding, Aaron and I decided to ditch the wedding cake and do cupcakes instead — they're easy, they're generally cheaper and it eliminated the "cutting of the wedding cake" moment that neither of us was looking forward to. But before we decided on the kind of cupcakes, I started to research what I wanted as far as the cupcake display. Here are a few cupcake display options that I found on my search… The classic round cupcake tower: Thanks to Jet Black for uploading this to our Flickr pool. It's simple and easy to look at. And these are extremely easy to find in all kinds of options from simple, easy to DIY, cardboard towers, from the small and funky to the tall and formal. I'm also a fan of the more modern square look: Thanks to Darcey for uploading this to our Flickr pool. I like the modern lines on this cupcake stand from Darcey's wedding. And that wooden cupcake tower is to DIE for. Wow. I bet if you were pretty handy with a buzz saw you could create something like this. Or you could just forgo the stand all together: I loooooooove the idea of using the cupcakes as pixels in a bigger picture. In this 8-bit cake table from Stephanie and Chase's Nerdabilly wedding, the groom's cake is Link, there's a life heart in the middle and the bride's cake is Princess Zelda. Speaking of a table of cupcakes: Thanks to kherakamile for submitting this to the Flickr pool. What about using a bunch of smaller cupcake stands (I'm sure you know several people from whom you could borrow serving stand or two) and laying them out all over a big round table. Related Post Geek themes collide: LEGO meets a Portal 2 cake Tribesmaid Luckycharm had an awesomely geeky wedding with references to Tetris, Dungeons & Dragons, Pokemon, Final Fantasy, and superheroes, so she's totally a girl of... Read more We ended up with an asymmetrical design: This was created by taking apart one of those cardboard cupcake stands and then rearranging the levels using bowls and platters of various shapes and sizes. I loved that it looked like a coral reef or something. For those who want to have their cupcakes and cut a cake too: Of course, if you're the kind of couple that's looking forward to the "cutting of the cake" moment you can do that too! Top your cupcake tower with an additional mini "cutting cake." There are just SO many different way to display your cupcakes — small round towers, tall square towers, no tower, a lot of towers, etc. Did you have or are you going to have a unique cupcake display at your wedding? Leave your ideas in the comments! Get your daily dose of Offbeat AWESOME Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Megan Finley Horowitz Megan Finley is the LA-based Offbeat Empire editor. When she's not writing, editing, and sleeping, she's eating, drinking, and geeking. You can snoop into her personal life over on her website Funk in Deep Freeze! @meggyfin @meggyfin PREVIOUS Putting the FAVOR in wedding favors NEXT Sheryl & Eric's intimate Costa Rican beach bash Show/Hide comments [ 27 ] We were really lucky that my parents are both designers/engineers and run a business creating things out of metal. So when we couldn't find a cupcake tower we really liked, they designed and made one! They made it exactly the right size for the number of cupcakes we were getting, with a spot on top for our topper, and it coordinated with our art deco venue: http://www.flickr.com/photos/30368264@N08/4282398935/in/set-72157623230491254/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/30368264@N08/4283143550/in/set-72157623230491254/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/30368264@N08/4283149012/in/set-72157623230491254/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/30368264@N08/4282399231/in/set-72157623230491254/ 1 agrees Reply OMG, I want a table of cupcakes ALL THE TIME. That would be brilliant. 6 agree Reply Stephanie, I like the way you think. 😉 1 agrees Reply We're planning to put them on all the tables as dessert and centrepiece all in one! Our current idea is to build wooden Tetris blocks to interconnect on the table and pile with cupcakes. The blocks will double as favours, so we'll stamp or paint them with our names and the wedding date. We're planning on having one per person so most people will get to have two at their house to stack together. Hopefully it works out! 3 agree Reply I made mine with a basic cardboard stand, covered it with maps, and lined it with ribbon. Then we topped it off with Star Wars Lego figures 😉 http://www.flickr.com/photos/mingaling/3128536508/ 1 agrees Reply We're having cupcakes from the amazing Cupcake Jones in Portland (cupcakejones.net), with wood slices rented from Quince Events (quinceevents.com) – finished product will look like this! http://cupcakejones.net/gallery/events/images/04.jpg (From the Cupcake Jones website) 5 agree Reply The woman making my cake is going to throw in up to 16 cupcakes free to accent the 3-tier cake,the 2 smaller cakes on the side, and the cookies. 2 agree Reply We are having cupcakes too! We have a round tower covered in the material that the bridesmaids are wearing. Then the cupcakes have silver patty-pans with hard white icing and little black bows on top. then we're having a cutting cake, like Jessie and Seans wedding above, and that has a black bow around the middle and then its topped with Superman Red Son Action Figure of Green Lantern and Wonderwoman. 😀 1 agrees Reply I wish i had pictures of my sister's wedding cake display. They had a pirate-themed reception so they had a main cake for the wedding party that was a pirate-ship cake (complete with little edible figurines of everyone in the wedding party… I believe mine was walking the plank!) and then for the guests there were cupcakes covered in blue frosting, and each one had a little topper… squids, shark fins, palm trees, sea turtles, barrels/treasure chests, shells, little shipwrecked people……. The cupcakes were different flavors based on the little figurine on top. (The shark fin ones had raspberry jelly inside LOL) definitely the best cake I've ever seen, and I believe it was made for them by a friend in the business either for free or at a huge discount. She made about a hundred extra cupcakes because she was having so much fun! Reply haven't gotten around to putting the wedding porn together yet, but yeah… frankenstein topper, some records, and a TV later… http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v465/spuebunny/?action=view¤t=DSC01093.jpg Reply Wow, incredible!!! Reply oh holy wow! Reply We love books so we are stacking books randomly and sitting the cupcakes on these and we have had a cake topper made from etsy of a silver and a purple bookworm with a smaller silver and purple striped bookworm representing our 3 year old son 1 agrees Reply I like that idea! Reply My mother-in-law made the cupcakes and we had a custom Doctor Who themed cake topper made to go on top! http://www.flickr.com/photos/arnottwedding/3987289203/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/arnottwedding/3988042450/in/set-72157622631442398/ Reply I REEEALLY want to know where they got the bride & groom Legos! I would love something like that! Any idea where we can find the pieces? Reply I;m not sure where they got their legos, but I know there are so many bride and groom legos available on ebay for pretty good prices, or you can improvise with your own lego collection! We bought a pair that aren't nearly as cute as the one on this page, but added our own touches with stuff my husband had in his own childhood collection. i just regret that my photographer didn't get a good picture of them that night! http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4013/4624551491_d618ff2642_o.jpg Reply My fella's a drummer, so I'll be cleaning up and decorating his old drums. We'll probably just have the snare, tom, and floor tom for varying heights and diameters. Because they won't fit all 200, we'll also use a round tower. Reply Hey! Thanks for featuring my Groom's cupcakes! We also had a really ridiculously tall one for our wedding cupcakes, http://offbeatbride.ning.com/profile/darcey I just realized that neither picture was tagged with my profile, so I went back and added it, and if you want to change it on here, too, my profile is: http://offbeatbride.ning.com/profile/darcey Reply By the way, LOVE everyone else's cupcake towers! They are such a wonderful idea, and so fun! I can't wait to eat the two we have saved in the fridge for our one year aniversary!! <3 Reply We'll eat the two cupcakes, not the two towers, LOL! I just realized how ambiguous that sentence is. Reply EAT! THE! TOWERS! 2 agree Reply I'm kind of thinking donuts, because the fiance is a bit obsessed with them. I'm not sure how to go about it though. Little tiny donuts making a picture? Normal donuts on a stand? ONE BIG GIANT CHOCOLATEY DONUT? 😀 1 agrees Reply Not sure where you are Bonnie, but Voodoo Donuts in Portland has pretty much hands down the most amazing donuts, and i'm betting they could pull something super spectacular off in any of these formats if you're nearby. Reply I am actually from Oregon so I don't know why I didn't think of this! GENIUS! There would be a problem shipping said giant chocolatey donut two hours to wedding site, but it should work. Voodoo is indeed epic. Reply I was going to suggest if you're in Northern Cali, you could go to Psycho Donuts. Cuz that is totally what I'd do… Reply We're having mini-cheesecake cupcakes. We haven't figured out exactly what it will look like yet. It's a pool party 1950's theme. 1 agrees Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. 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