Creating the cupcakes and top tier for the Winkles wedding was a lot of fun – not only did I get to bake, but I got to put on my “carpenter’s daughter” hat and build the display.
Jennifer requested fondant covered cupcakes embellished with tiny roses and pearls. She also wanted a cake topper to save for her and Kyle’s first anniversary.
The cupcakes were red velvet with a cream cheese filling and chocolate with ganache filling. The top tier was a vanilla cake with swiss meringue buttercream and fondant ruffles.
To display all of these lovely goodies, I built, painted and covered my own stand. By taking this extra step, I was able to make sure that the display could withstand the weight of more than 100 cupcakes and the top tier. No one wants their wedding cake crashing down around them!
The wedding itself was outside, and in Florida that can be iffy in October. We did have a pretty warm day, so the cake and cupcakes were kept inside until they were nearly ready to serve.