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Let them eat CUPCAKES!

Posted in Edibles, Friendors with tags , on Thursday, February 19, 2009 by nightmarewedding

I watch the Food Network religiously. I am so addicted to it that I cannot sleep unless the soothing voice of Chef Ramsay is speaking in the background. My favourite show are the creative pastry-making ones. If I wasn’t going to marry Mr. Zombie, I probably would have hopped on a plane to Baltimore to hump Duff Goldman’s leg. 


He may have mastered the art of tiered cakes, but he is a GOD when it comes to diorama cakes. His incredibly detailed pastry creations of buildings, vehicles and electric guitars made Mr. Zombie and I dream of a wedding cake well beyond the traditional icing flowers. Our dream cake would be an edible version of the Halloween Town graveyard… complete with Spiral Hill. 


I know. Epic. 

We had to scale it back after we gave it some thought. A diorama cake of this proportion would be well beyond our budget. We also thought it would be incredibly awkward for guests to try to eat a slice of cake on a plate with a fork while standing during our cocktail reception. The only inexpensive and practical way of covering the cake business is to opt for the cupcake route instead. 


There are a lot of pros that come with having a cupcake wedding cake. For one, cupcakes are more portable so guests can eat them while standing without much mess. Since cupcakes don’t require utensils to enjoy, we would also save on cake cutting fees. We could also order multiple cupcake flavours so guests could choose their favourite. Still, it’s not going to be the same as the epic scene cake of our dreams…

Unless you have an awesome family friend who so happens to be a master pastry chef. 

Lena is a family friend dating back to when we lived in the Philippines. Her family were neighbours of mine, and now we both live in the same city. She currently works in one of the cutest, yummiest bakeries in Toronto and she’s got a lot of wedding cake design experience under her belt. We approached her last summer about our cupcake order. She had a lot of really cool ideas then and we were stoked about what she had to offer. I mean, she came up with having rectangular cupcakes instead so that she could turn them into individual graves! 


Cupcakes that are more epic than these already cool ones? Say WHHHHAAAAATTTTTT?

Anyway, I hadn’t talked to her in a little while since we never got around to planning the wedding further.  A couple of days ago, I decided to stop by her bakery to say hi and talk over coffee and raspberry tarts. While we caught up on what we had been up to the past few months, I casually asked her if there was any more updates on our wedding cake. 


Lena: “Oh yeah… I think I got it all figured out… except for the moon. I’m not quite sure how to make the moon yet, but it will get done.”

Me: “Umm… excuse me? You’re making us a moon?”

Lena: “Oh yea, I’m making you the whole graveyard for the cupcakes to sit on instead of a boring cake stand. I mean, if you have cupcake graves, they have to sit in a graveyard, right?”

………………….. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


 She is a genius. I can’t wait to see how our cake will unfold!

How did you guys come up with your wedding cake concept?