Home Cooking


Wedding cupcake tower advice


Home Cooking 43

Wedding cupcake tower advice

HFXNS | Aug 25, 2009 10:33 AM

I am making 60 cupcakes plus a small (8") cake for my brother-in-law's wedding. I am looking for help deciding on a frosting flavour. The bride specified that the cake must be chocolate, which is fine by me because I have an excellent dark chocolate cupcake recipe from America's Test Kitchen.

The problem is frosting. I figured that chocolate frosting would be the best choice. However, the bride said she'd like a "snazzy" flavour, such as "pumpkin spice, cinnamon, orange or rum." I not sure that any of those flavours goes terribly well with chocolate (except maybe orange).

The cupcakes are going to be on a cupcake tower with the cake on the top, so the icing colour should add to the display. Orange frosting, unless dyed orange, would just look off-white, I think, and I'm not sure how it would look with the brown cupcakes (too halloween-y?). I am planning to use brown cupcake liners, as well. The wedding colours are brown and "a toasted orange/copper/amber colour." (It is a fall wedding in a rural setting).

The bride and groom are very flexible, so I know they won't mind whatever the frosting is, but I want to make sure it's something that tastes good and meets their "snazzy" requirement, but isn't too complicated to make and transport.

Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.

Want to stay up to date with this post?