When my friend found out that I was going to be covering wedding cakes this week, she immediately asked for help in finding a fantastic cupcake wedding cake. A few years ago I might have had a difficult time finding a bakery willing to do this, but these days it's a snap. Cupcakes have become so popular — what's not to love about a precious mini cake?! — that most bakeries will be able to present it as an option.

The cupcake wedding cake is usually in lieu of a regular wedding cake, however sometimes a traditional cake is used for photos and the cupcakes are used for serving. In a true cupcake wedding cake, there's usually at least one cake tier (or separate cake) that is used for the bride & groom to slice through. Also, a cupcake wedding cake is usually a cheaper option than a traditional cake, and since there are so many little cakes, you can actually have a lot of different flavors!

These cakes came from (left to right) Beautiful Cakes and Bridals (based in Rochester, MN), Butterfly Cakes (outside of San Francisco, CA) and the famous Cupcake Royale (in Seattle).

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