Monday, November 1, 2010

A Woodside Wedding: Tower Of Cupcakes!

Immediately after the bouquet and garter tosses, it was time for CUPCAKES!

Our wedding cupcakes deserve their very own recap post, since Mr. Cola and I worked so hard to design and build the stand together, choose the flavors and frosting designs, and specify the precise layout of the cupcakes on our stand.

And here is our over-6-foot-tall beauty, in all it's yummy glory, on our wedding day!

And you know you want to see some detailed shots, so bring on the cupcake close ups! (Warning, try not to drool on your keyboard!)
(guest photo)

Our cupcakes were one of the biggest hits of the evening. Nobody could stop talking about them, and during dinner our guests were making bets, trying to guess how many there actually were (the highest guess I heard was 350, and the actual total was 385, counting the jumbo one at the top).

Guests even had a little too much fun posing with the cupcake tower, as you can see in the below 3 guest photos.
(Pretending to steal cupcakes, in blatant disregard of the signs, LOL!)

Now that you've seen the cupcakes and the stand, it's time for a play-by-play of our cupcake "cutting."

First, it's very important to weigh your options, which of the 5 flavors to try first?

I might be a little too excited about this!

I picked a vanilla cupcake with latte flavored frosting, and Mr. C went for the carrot cake.

Instead of an actual cutting, we had decided to just feed each other a bite of a mini cupcake. So taking the wrapper off first was an important step!

"Ready for this? Remember, the deal was no smashing, unless you wanted to pay for my makeup artist to stay the whole night!"

Getting the cupcake in Mr. C's mouth AND trying to watch the cupcake coming toward my mouth was a lot harder than it looks!

Nom nom nom!

I then gave Mr. Cola a frosting flavored kiss.

And as I brought my arm down, I bumped his cupcake with my elbow.

So I made him lick the frosting off, natch!

I must say, I was pretty pleased with myself for that sly move!

Then, we took a step back, and the cupcake stand was SWARMED! Mr. Cola said it was the only part of the night that he didn't feel like the center of attention, and so he took the opportunity to duck away. I ended up standing there for a while, repeating the cupcake flavors, all the while just trying to finish my half cupcake still in my hand from our "cutting."
(Nobody could take just one!)

We only had a couple kids at our wedding, and they begged for the giant cupcake at the top, so we let them have it. We weren't planning on saving it anyway, not when we can get fresh, not freezer burned cupcakes from the same bakery on our anniversary!

At the end of the night we still had plenty of cupcakes left over for the Sunday luncheon (which we had planned on), and our DOC even sent a small box of cupcakes with us back to the hotel that night, which I munched on for breakfast the next day.

What are you serving your guests for dessert? Any other cupcake fans out there?

Miss any wedding week details? Catch up here:

- I packed an emergency bag that saved my dress

- We had a crazy 4 days prepping for house guests and stuffing favors
- Shopping for a ton of wedding flowers to arrange ourselves
- Mr. Cola drinks a 40 and I have a night out on the town for our low-key bach parties
- A day of DIY'ing flower arrangements
- I kicked off our official recaps with my #1 wedding tip
- We began the weekend festivities with a sunset cruise for our wedding party
- We rehearsed our quick and easy ceremony
- I panicked, but we got our rehearsal dinner decorations set up just in time
- Our families met for the first time at our rehearsal dinner under the trees

- What went wrong on our wedding day, and my tips for future brides
- My bridesmaids and I got our hair and makeup done in the hotel suite
- I put on my wedding dress and became a bride
- The guys watched the World Cup, then got ready in 10 minutes
- Traffic delayed our decorations getting to the venue, and I almost ruined our first look
- We got to see each other for the first time on our wedding day at our first look
- We took some time for bride and groom pictures in the park
- I gave you a behind the scenes look at our family, friends and DOC setting up our venue

- Arriving at our venue and getting ready for the ceremony to start
- Everyone walked down the aisle
- Excerpts from our ceremony, and reading the vows we wrote for each other
- I interrupted our officiant, we exchanged rings, and with a kiss we were officially married!
- Wedding party and family portraits, and my thoughts on missing pictures
- Our guests enjoyed cocktail hour while we took a few more photos
- Everyone ate a delicious dinner, and our siblings gave beautiful toasts
- We didn't practice, but we had a very special and wonderful first dance as husband and wife
- I showed you some disposable camera pictures, which were totally worth it to include on our tables!
- I found a target and tossed my bouquet at her
- Mr. Cola finally managed to find my garter under my dress and tossed it

(Unless otherwise noted, all photos in this post were taken by the very talented photographers of Shoot Me Now Photography)


  1. Cupcakes!!! So gorgeous!!! So yummy looking!!

  2. I love cupcakes, but we went with a traditional cake at our wedding since we wanted to include grapevine designs running down the sides. Your tower is AMAZING, and I love the way you changed things up for the "cutting"!

  3. OMG! The stand is just gorgeous! I remember way back when you were making it and now look at it! Beautiful!

  4. Yum, cupcakes!!!! I'm glad you had some leftovers to enjoy - I ate about five of the mini cupcakes, and I saw other guests doing the same, so I wasn't sure if you were going to have any left ;)

  5. Your cupcake stand was awesome! They look delicious too.