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Images of a Wedding Cupcake Tower

Homemade Cupcake Tower Is Pretty Delicious

A couple of weeks ago I helped assemble a cupcake tower for a friend's wedding. The cupcakes were created by Grace Park, an experienced home cook and avid baker. Although this was Park's second time baking a wedding dessert, making and transporting over 100 cupcakes is no easy task.

After testing several recipes with the bride, Park selected two flavors of cupcakes — chocolate raspberry and lemon pound cake — and topped both with a Swiss meringue frosting. The recipes were from The Australian Women's Weekly Cupcakes and Fairy Cakes cookbook, and the final look of the cupcake tower was inspired by this cake.

For those interested in making wedding cupcakes, Park recommends practicing in advance, thinking out storage, and arranging for helpers to transport the finished cakes. Have you ever made a wedding cake? Or wedding cupcakes? Share your experience below!

Park made this cake to sit on top of the tower. It also gave the bride and groom something to cut into.

Park made the cupcakes at her home in Oakland, California the day before the wedding.

Then she transported them to a hotel (with a kitchen) in Tahoe. The cakes were placed on thick pieces of cardboard before being wrapped with several layers of plastic wrap.

The frosting was died a light purple.

Wheatgrass was part of the assembly.

To look at a gallery of the cupcake process and check out the completed tower, read more.

Park made this cake to sit on top of the tower. It also gave the bride and groom something to cut into.

Park made the cupcakes at her home in Oakland, California the day before the wedding.

Then she transported them to a hotel (with a kitchen) in Tahoe. The cakes were placed on thick pieces of cardboard before being wrapped with several layers of plastic wrap.

The frosting was died a light purple.

Wheatgrass was part of the assembly.

The cupcake tower held 60 cupcakes

Grace used a large circular tip to frost the Swiss meringue frosting.

We set up a frosting assemble line. One person put together the cupcake holders, another placed each cupcake in the holder, and Grace frosted the cupcakes.

Organizing the assembly line.

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The cupcakes are ready to be transported to the reception location.

Grace and her husband assembling the tower at the reception location.

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The finished tower was very fragile. Luckily there wasn't a heavy wind.

Grace decorated the wheatgrass with fresh flowers.

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Grace poses with the cupcakes.

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