Cupcakes for the Bride and Groom

September 13th, 2011 by Angel Mangiaguerra

As summer ends and fall approaches, the sound of wedding bells fills the weekend air. It’s wedding season! My best friend just got married this past August and asked me to make cupcakes for her rehearsal dinner. So being the person I am, I couldn’t just make plain cupcakes, I wanted to make Bride and Groom Cupcakes!

I began by baking yellow and chocolate cupcakes. Since the wedding colors were aqua for the bridesmaids and black tuxedos for the groomsmen, I chose to use Blue Dots Baking Cups for the Bride cupcakes and Black Dots Baking Cups for the Groom cupcakes. For the Groom cupcakes, I placed a teaspoon of peanut butter in with the batter before baking them.

Bride Cupcakes Once everything had baked and cooled down, I used the Bismark tip to fill the yellow cupcakes with strawberry filling. I had yellow cupcakes with strawberry filling and peanut butter chocolate cupcakes. The cupcakes were iced using the 1M swirl decorating tip and an icing bag filled with ready-to-use decorator icing.

Directly after applying the icing for the Bride cupcakes, I sprayed each cupcake with our new Pearl Color Mist™ (available in December) and White Pearl Dust™. Then, I put one red Jumbo Hearts Sprinkle and White Sugar Pearls around the border of each cupcake.

Groom Cupcakes As for the Groom cupcakes, I used Royal Icing Mix with Black Icing Color. I placed it into an icing bag and cut a small hole at the bottom and used it without a tip. I was able to create the bow ties whatever size I wanted them to be as I laid the royal icing onto Parchment Paper. I actually did this while the cupcakes were baking because it takes a long time for the royal icing to dry/harden.

After the bow ties were made, I used jumbo marshmallows and dipped them in Black Candy Melts®. I also allowed these to dry on Parchment Paper. I then used a Black Sugar Sheet to create the bottom of the hat. To form the circle using the Circle Cutting Insert, I took the circle shaped sugar sheet pieces and dabbed a small amount of icing to attach the circle to the marshmallow.

When finished with everything, I needed to transport these to the restaurant so I used Wilton’s Ultimate 3-IN-1 Cake Caddy to get them there safely. Most importantly the Bride was happy and everyone loved them!

Angel Mangiaguerra Angel first became very involved in cooking and baking at an early age as she grew up with her Italian heritage. Her mom taught her that everything is better homemade! With that being said, using her creativity, she has built a passion for baking. She loves baking for other people and all occasions to see the smile on someone’s face as they enjoy the treat. Her interests besides cooking and baking include playing sports, and spending time with family and friends. Angel is an Associate Product Manager at Wilton.

16 Replies

  1. Pat C. says:

    I just loved your bride cupcakes. Very Pretty – GOOD JOB!!!

  2. Jenn says:

    So cute! :) Very talented!!

    Jenn

  3. Nicole says:

    They were absolutely perfect :) I knew I could count on Angel to turn even cupcakes into something out of a baking magazine!!

    • Angel Mangiaguerra says:

      Thanks Nicole! It was my pleasure!! :) The project gave me an opportunity to be creative and try using new Wilton products I had never tried before.

  4. Pedgy says:

    Cupcakes have been a big thing for me these past few months. I love the Bride and Groom cupcakes and can’t wait for the pearlized sprays to come.

  5. Paula says:

    Those cupcakes look so professional and cute! Great job!

  6. I actually like the simplicity of just having one red heart offset in the bride cupcake. It’s simply marvelous!

    • Angel Mangiaguerra says:

      Thank you! I had a hard time deciding what to add to the Bride Cupcakes. Since the Groom Cupcakes were so detailed, I decided to go simple with the heart sprinkle and Pearl Color Mist.

  7. Candice says:

    Can anyone give me a suggestion on how to decorate cupcakes for a 50th Bday for a woman??

  8. Sweets Lover says:

    Cupcakes are one of my favorite deserts because there are so many things you can do with them for decoration. However, you just took it to a whole new level! Great work!

  9. basketpam says:

    I’m not exactly 100% sure what the groom’s cupcakes are to be. Is the marshmallow dipped in the black chocolate suppose to be a tophat? I’d love to see some pictures in a different angle to better see the groom’s cupcake.

  10. Lorraine says:

    Hi Do you know if you can buy moulds for the top hats at all?

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