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Pretty much right from the beginning, we knew we wanted to do cupcakes. The first thing that prompted the decision was the fact that they wouldn’t require a cake cutting fee. That, followed quickly by…
- Flexible (choosing 2-3 flavors gives everybody something they’ll probably love, unless they’re on a special diet)
- Cutelicious (what? It’s totally different than 1 or 2)
meant that they were the certain front runner for cakes. While I’m in awe over the tumbling, ruffly creations on television shows and the glossy pages of bridal magazines, I knew they weren’t for us and our wedding.
So I started my cupcake search in the town where we’re getting married, and found two possible choices. I can’t explain why, but my eye was especially drawn to Pastries by Design. Maybe it was the filling options. I love me some filled cakes.
We were super impressed with the owner, Lyndsy, and her shop. She was straight to the point, and they have really awesome policies — only bakers can make deliveries, your cakes are made Wednesday, filled Thursday, and iced Friday for a Saturday wedding, etc.
We had 5 selections to choose from:
- Yellow cake with dulce de leche filling and vanilla buttecream
- Almond cake with raspberry buttercream
- Red velvet cake with cream cheese icing
- Chocolate cake with fresh strawberry filling and chocolate buttercream
- Chocolate chip cake with fudge icing
Which basically resulted in Mr. Ladyfingers and I taking over the chocolate chip cupcake and me scarfing down 4 cupcakes as breakfast.
We ended up going with yellow/dulce/vanilla, red velvet/cream cheese, and chocolate chip/fudge for cupcakes, and chocolate chip/fudge filling/vanilla buttercream icing for our 6″ presentation cake. Um, how excited are we? Soooo excited. Basically, other than the marriage part, the cupcakes are the MOST EXCITING part of the day!
Were the sweets the best part of your planning? Are you doing cake, cupcakes – or something really cool that I don’t even know about?!*
*thanks to Will Ferrell for this one. Get it? I hope you do.