My friends Joanne and Newt got married on Saturday! It was a beautiful wedding, and I was so so happy for them...plus, I got to be in the wedding party and make cupcakes for the celebration! After several cupcake trials, the wedding cupcake flavors were chocolate, coconut, and Meyer lemon.
Several of the cake stands were borrowed from Jessica; her wedding last May was my first foray into wedding cupcakery. This time I made about 11 dozen total...three dozen coconut cupcakes with cream cheese frosting...
Three dozen chocolate cupcakes with vanilla buttercream...
Brown and pink cupcake tower
And the rest were Meyer lemon cupcakes with Meyer lemon buttercream (the bride's favorite). Following Megan's experience, I mixed all the dry ingredients ahead of time. Then I baked and frosted the day before the wedding. The whole process went pretty smoothly, except that I had to go to three Safeway locations before I was able to buy some cupcake carrier trays. I held my breath a few times during the drive to the wedding site, but luckily the damage was minimal... storage and transport are the hardest part! Joanne even made a sign for the cupcake table, which made me feel like a real pro.
Blurry cupcake sign
I love this picture of Newt giving the thumbs-up after the ceremony. Congratulations, you two!