Desserts are a great addition to any wedding, but wedding cupcakes work especially well. Who does not love a good tasty cupcake? There will be many different designs and flavors that you are going to have to choose from. Just remember that when it comes down to it the decision is yours. However, you should consider that everyone does not have the same likes and dislikes, so you might want to offer a variety of flavors, so that your guests will actually have a choice. If you are hosting a big wedding, then you might find that you will end up having to make 300 to 400 cupcakes. This can be a lot of baking, but don’t worry, because below you are going to learn some tips that will help you out with this process.
You want to begin, by estimating the amount of time that it is going to take you to bake all these cupcakes. Now you want to take that time and double it, because it usually takes a lot longer to do these types of things that you think. Plus, you do not want to rush anything, because the end results might not turn out the way you want.
More than likely you are not going to be making the cupcakes and serving them right away. Chances are that you are going to be making them at home. This means that you are going to have to find a suitable means of transportation. Cupcakes in a car could mean a big squishy mess, if they are not cared for properly. If you are going to be transporting the cupcakes, it will be imperative that you buy some kind of disposable boxes to hold the cupcakes. It might also be a good idea to make sure that the boxes have some kind of holder in them that will keep the cupcakes in place.
Even though your cupcakes will be nice and secure in their boxes, it still is always a good idea to drive very carefully, when transporting them.
It is best to do calculations a day or two ahead of time and make sure that you have bought the correct amount of ingredients. You do not want to have to run out and buy extra ingredients on the day that you started baking all these cupcakes.
Make sure that you do a test run, before you start cooking your cupcakes. For instance, in your oven you will have two racks, a top rack and a bottom rack. You might find that your oven does not cook evenly. This means that it might take longer for the top rack cupcakes to cook than the bottom rack cupcakes. You do not want to serve a bunch of cupcakes that are not fully cooked on your special day.
When you need such a large amount of cupcakes, it is always best to make sure that you make more cupcakes than you are going to need. You never know what is going to happen. It could be possible that a few of them do not turn out the way you want. Plus, you might even help yourself to a few of them and by doing this, if anything unexpected happens you will be prepared.
Design the Cupcakes
Designing the cupcakes may prove to be the hardest part of the whole process. Always make sure that you do some test runs, because the first ones may turn out the way you thought. When choosing a design, it is important that you make sure you match the theme of your wedding. Choose the icing that is the same as wedding color scheme. Also remember that all the cupcake icings do not have to be the same color. You can mix things up and it never hurts to be a little creative. Just remember you want everything to tie back into to the theme of the wedding.
After you have made your cupcakes, it is best to place them on trays, instead of just lining them up on your counter. This will make moving them around, so much easier than doing it individually.