Wedding Dress Mini Cupcakes

Wednesday, October 5, 2022
During the year I always try to make something just a little extra special when it comes to weddings, showers, or any life event and these Wedding Dress Mini Cupcakes are perfect for that special someone in your life.

The cupcakes are always the center of attention on the table when it comes to hosting that rehearsal dinner you may be throwing for your son or daughter getting married and these are quite the showstopper.

These easy mini cupcakes shaped in the bride's dress are very easy to make and you'll surprise yourself with the finished product on how beautiful and creative this is to share with a loved one.

Our all-shimmering dress is made with sparkling glitter, edible beads, and buttercream frosted cupcakes, arranged in the shape of a wedding dress.

The cupcakes can all be made from scratch along with the buttercream frosting or you can use your favorite flavored cake mix with our version below of a fabulous bakery transformed doctored cake mix instructions.

I seriously had tears in my eyes after completing these easy cupcakes with a proudness of my accomplishment and with these step-by-step instructions you will feel the same when you see your creation.

Whenever I make these I feel like I really contributed something special from the heart.


Please read our tips before starting and follow the step by step with the photos, this is super easy to do, and worth the time it takes to make someone's day super special (see our printable instructions at the bottom).


cupcakes shaped into a bridal dress decorated





cupcakes shaped into a bridal dress decorated


Step by Step Wedding Dress Cupcakes

  1. preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  2. grease pan using or paper line cupcakes tins and set aside 
  3. line a cupboard box with lace paper and cover in plastic
  4. make the batter and bake cupcakes
  5. bake the cupcakes cool completely
  6. arrange cupcakes in section rows in the box (as shown in the photos)
  7. frost using a large star tip
  8. fill in the gap
  9. sprinkle with candy pearls, glitter and add lace for the belt


cupcakes  frosted that will be shaped into a bridal dress decorated


Suggestions for Bridal Party Cupcakes

  1. tint the buttercream to match the bridal party colors
  2. add coordinating glitter, beads, and sprinkles on top of the frosting
  3. use canned or homemade frosting
  4. use any kind of cake mix or homemade scratch cake
  5. use different piping tips to match the bridal gown design
  6. make a sheet cake and top it with cupcakes for a larger event and need more cake
  7. sparkling clear sugar glitter gives this a glistening finished look
  8. use fresh or silk flowers for accents
  9. these make the perfect centerpiece for you wedding or shower tables


cupcakes using an ice cream scoop


Tips

  1. use a mini melon ball scoop for mini cupcakes or an ice cream scoop for regular sized
  2. make sure if using canned frosting it's mixed with powdered sugar to thicken for piping or it will lose its shape
  3. sprinkle any candy glitter while the icing is still damp
  4. any cake mix can be used or frosting
  5. always use paper liners for mini or full-sized cupcakes
  6. best to line the box with paper lace and cover it with plastic wrap
  7. leave the iced cupcakes uncovered to dry before covering to bring to the event
  8. tint frosting to the bridal party colors if desired or use glitter sprinkles in the theme


decorating a cupcake with a piping kit and buttercream icing


Shopping List, You Will Need

  • cake mix
  • frosting
  • white candy beads and sparkling glitter
  • a roll of glittery lace
  • cardboard large box to fit the cupcakes in
  • pastry bag and tips
  • optional: food coloring for frosting
  • paper liners to fit the pan you're using
  • paper dollies
  • plastic wrap


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These wedding dress cupcakes are the prettiest edible centerpiece you can possibly add to a bridal table or any other blessed anniversary and show event of any kind.

You may also like to try our wedding Basic Variety Cookie Recipe when hosting a party.

Besides being a clever addition to a bridal shower, wedding, or something special you want to do for your daughter-in-law, daughter, or best friend, you will brighten the day with a huge smile (not to mention these are absolutely delicious!


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Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Wedding Dress Mini Cupcakes

Wedding Dress Mini Cupcakes

Prep time: 15 MinCook time: 25 MinInactive time: 1 HourTotal time: 1 H & 40 M
Perfect cupcakes for a house bridal shower or wedding rehearsal dinner party. These wedding dress mini cupcakes are the talk of the evening for dessert and a show stopper when hosting the event!

Ingredients

  • Shown in our photos is the mini cupcake tin and you will need 31 small cupcakes (or for full size, you will need 30 large regular-sized cupcakes made in a standard-sized tin)
  • 2 boxes of cake mix for large cupcakes or 1 box to make mini cupcakes
  • (or use our homemade anisette cake or any flavoring made-from-scratch cake recipe)
  • paper liners (white or lace) use mini liners or full size for large pans
  • white frosting (you will need powdered sugar if using canned frosting to thicken or use our Homemade Buttercream Recipe for Icing at the end of this post).
  • 1 rectangular thick cake cardboard box to fit the cupcakes (an empty soda cardboard box works for the minis)
  • white candy round pearls off white candy beads (usually found at any party or craft stores)
  • sparkling sugar (thick chunky kind)
  • for the belt, you can use the beads or lace ribbon
  • piping bag with a large star tip (I used a disposable one from the dollar store)
  • rectangular paper lace to line the box with plastic wrap over the lace

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, line your cupcake tins whether making mini or regular-sized cakes and set aside.
  2. Line your cardboard with lace and cover it with plastic wrap then set it aside.
  3. We used Mini cupcake pans (our dress is what is shown in the photo taken) which needed 31 cupcakes and if making large cupcakes you will need to make 30 to make this dress).
  4. Prepare the cake flavor of choice (either using a cake mix to package instructions or your favorite scratch cake) white or usually the wedding party colors for tinting the cake batter or frosting.
  5. See under notes for other suggestions.
  6. We used a small melon ball scoop for mini cupcakes(or an ice cream scoop for large cupcakes,) to make even sizes.
  7. Bake the cupcakes in prepared pans to package instructions and cool completely.
  8. If you have leftover batter (which we always do) make extra cupcakes in case one doesn't have the correct height you want them as even as possible.
  9. Arrange the cupcakes as shown in the photos in the wedding dress shape.
  10. The directions are as follows for placement on your prepared lined cardboard:
  11. Working from the bottom row add 5 cupcakes first in a row, then 5 more in the next row, 4 in the next, then 3 cupcakes, and then 2 for the waist then 3 again 3 more in the next row, and then the upper arm and sleeves get 3 mini each.
  12. Please follow the photo, it's easier to place them.
  13. I then filled my pastry bag with a frosting of choice (using either canned or homemade) and piped each cupcake with the large star tip in a swirling motion to cover each cupcake completely with icing.
  14. If you would like to use beads on the cupcakes do that after you decorate each one (I didn't use them on the cupcakes only for decorating in different sections of the dress and actually followed what the bride was wearing in style).
  15. Once all cupcakes are frosted, fill in any gaps using a star tip with frosting and fill all spaces in between.
  16. Decorate with candy beads in white, sparkling sugar, and lace can be used for the belt.
  17. Sprinkle sparkling sugar over the entire wedding dress if preferred and let dry in the air for at least an hour so the frosting firms up before covering.
  18. Homemade Buttercream Icing: (double the recipe)
  19. 3 cups powdered sugar
  20. 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, at room temperature
  21. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (use the clear extract for pure white)
  22. 1 to 2 tablespoons heavy or regular whipping cream
  23. Mix this with an electric heavy-duty mixer adding the sugar and butter to a bowl on low speed for around 3 minutes.
  24. Add the vanilla, and cream and beat for another minute.
  25. Sometimes you need more cream to get the right consistency just add by teaspoons until it's a good thickness for piping.
  26. Add the icing to the piping bag and decorate.

Notes

Suggestions for Bridal Party Cupcakes

  1. tint the buttercream to match the bridal party colors
  2. add coordinating glitter, beads, and sprinkles on top of the frosting
  3. use canned or homemade frosting
  4. use any kind of cake mix or homemade scratch cake
  5. use different piping tips to match the bridal gown design
  6. make a sheet cake and top it with cupcakes for a larger event and need more cake
  7. sparkling clear sugar glitter gives this a glistening finished look
  8. use fresh or silk flowers for accents


Tips

  1. use a mini melon ball scoop for mini cupcakes or an ice cream scoop for regular sized
  2. make sure if using canned frosting it's mixed with powdered sugar to thicken for piping or it will lose its shape
  3. sprinkle any candy glitter while the icing is still damp
  4. any cake mix can be used or frosting
  5. always use paper liners for mini or full-sized cupcakes
  6. best to line the box with paper lace and cover it with plastic wrap
  7. leave the iced cupcakes uncovered to dry before covering to bring to the event
  8. tint frosting to the bridal party colors if desired or use glitter sprinkles in the theme


Shopping List, You Will Need

  • cake mix
  • frosting
  • white candy beads and sparkling glitter
  • a roll of glittery lace
  • cardboard large box to fit the cupcakes in
  • pastry bag and tips
  • optional: food coloring for frosting
  • paper liners to fit the pan you're using
  • paper dollies
  • plastic wrap




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12 comments

  1. What a fab idea for a bridal shower or cute wedding cake with a difference - love it!

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  2. This is beautiful! I'll be hosting a bridal shower in the spring so bookmarking this for then!

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  3. This is really gorgeous!! Would be a really special gift for the bride and the couple!

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  4. wow This looks really lovely and you should be proud of yourself!!

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  5. How pretty is this! Looks easy to make, but really impressive.

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  6. What an adorable idea! Love cupcakes at weddings and this just makes it extra special. Great for a bridal shower, too!

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  7. these cupcakes are the sweetest!

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  8. These mini cupcakes formed to create a lovely wedding dress is such a fun dessert. Perfect for wedding showers.

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  9. This is a beautiful cupcake wedding dress. Perfect for a bridal shower!

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  10. This recipe for mini cupcakes is not only adorable but I love that it's so easy to customize, too!

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  11. Bravissima e molto fantasiosa!!!

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  12. This is such a beautiful idea, Claudia and it came out so lovely!

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