Wedding Cake Wednesday: Ideas for Personalizing Wedding Cupcakes

Posted by on Dec 18, 2013 in Cake Decorating | Comments


Cupcakes continue to be a popular trend for wedding celebrations around the world. Traditional tiered cakes are frequently replaced with cupcake towers and unconventional presentations, displaying single-serving confections that can be easily served to guests. The couple’s culture and heritage are often celebrated and integrated within their nuptial themes, including the cupcake designs.

Here are some fun ideas for personalizing wedding cupcakes:

Cultural Wedding Cupcakes

Photo via Craftsy Instructor Sheryl Bito

Signature bride and groom cupcakes

Craftsy instructor Sheryl Bito is an expert at capturing different elements of people’s attire to transform into detailed fondant pieces. In her class, Global Cupcake Design, Sheryl translates different cultures’ traditional wedding attire into gorgeous cupcake toppers. By combining two cupcakes, the head and body are created, providing a blank canvas to personalize and embellish with fondant elements, candy adornments and hand-painted accents. These cupcakes would make the perfect centerpiece for a wedding presentation or special gifts for the couple of honor.

Cupcake Adorned with Fondant

Photo via Cupcake D’lights

Indian-inspired miniature cakes

Cupcake D’lights did an absolutely magnificent job of creating these miniature cakes, inspired by Indian designs and ribbons. With the combination of both fondant and piping, the cakes are exquisitely decorated with traditional patterns and vibrant colors, evoking the Indian theme. Accentuate these miniature cakes with matching cupcakes in coordinating colors to complete an entire wedding presentation.

Towers of African-Inspired Cupcakes

Photo via Meg’s Treats

African-inspired wedding cupcakes

Meg’s Treats, based out of Zimbabwe, created these gorgeous African-inspired wedding cupcakes. By combining animal print fondant cupcake toppers, including zebra, giraffe and leopard prints, and brown and white chocolate accents to resemble tribal items, the theme was captured perfectly in an elegant manner.

You can achieve animal prints with a variety of techniques. One technique is to utilize edible print sheets to attach to your fondant that sometimes can be purchased ready-made, or you can invest in your own edible printer. You can also paint directly onto the fondant with the use of edible pens or a mixture of colored soft gel paste and water or alcohol. Lastly, you can utilize fondant in various colors to be combined with a fondant rolling pin. The entire presentation represents the cultural theme with a chic twist, including the beautiful wooden stands.

Down Under Inspired Wedding Cake & Cupcakes

Photo via Bella Cupcakes

Kiwi and Aussie wedding cupcake tower

Bella Cupcakes is known for creating the most stunning cupcake towers. Inspired by a painting provided by the groom, this playful wedding cupcake tower combines the couple’s cultural backgrounds of New Zealand (Kiwi) and Australia (Aussie). The tower is topped with a cake holding two little fondant animals (the bride and groom), representative of both traditional animals of each country, while the cupcakes coordinate with the remainder of the wedding colors. By placing the fondant cake toppers in a vertical position on the cupcakes, guests get a better view of the entire gorgeous display.

Cupcake Designs from the British Isles

Photo via The Clever Little Cupcake Company

Scottish and English wedding cupcake tower

For a quirky Scottish and English wedding, the Clever Little Cupcake Company did an absolutely adorable job at capturing the two in fondant form! By combining flags of Scotland and England, along with English roses and black kilts with sporrans matching back to the groom’s ceremony attire, the fondant cupcake toppers corresponded perfectly with the wedding theme. The tower was topped by a giant cupcake with additional floral accents, completing the display. Personalizing the theme to the couple’s culture and personalities are key to capturing the beauty of their union!

Pink Rose Cupcake on Pedestal

Rose Wedding Cupcake via Craftsy member cupcakesbyyuyu

Two-tier rose wedding cupcake

Craftsy member and cake artist cupcakesbyyuyu created this gorgeous and elegant two-tier wedding cupcake with a shabby-chic influence! By stacking a miniature cupcake over a regular-sized one, a small tower was created. With the use of royal icing, fondant/gum paste and buttercream, the cupcakes were simply iced and adorned with stunning roses in a variety of pink shades. A simple lace completed the exquisite display.

Elegant Western Wedding Cupcakes by Craftsy Member

Creative Cupcakes by Craftsy member Kelz17

Wedding cupcakes

Craftsy member and cake artist Kelz17 created this dazzling collection of wedding cupcakes, inclusive of the traditional Western culture bride and groom attire with pearl candy accents, along with the couple’s initials and a splendid fondant rose holding a diamond ring. Added texture was achieved on the fondant with the use of impression mats pressed on utilizing a rolling pin.

Delight your clients with truly customized cupcakes that are sure to be an amazing addition to any celebration with step-by-step guidance from Sheryl Bito in her class Global Cupcake Design. More than 1000 students have already enjoyed hours of up-close instruction on designing and decorating “personalized” cupcake toppers with amazing clothing, accessories and hairstyles.

What have you done to personalize cupcakes for your clients?