Saturday 24 October 2015

Wedding Favour Cupcakes

Golden Syrup Cupcakes

In case you missed the announcement in my last post, I got married recently and this is my first post as Mrs! It was a really beautiful day and everyone had a good time. The day turned out better than either of us could have imagined and we are still recovering from the celebrations. My AlphaBakes co-host and friend Caroline from Caroline Makes made our wedding cake which turned out beautifully. It was absolutely gorgeous and we had so many compliments about the look and the taste of the cake, I won't be surprised if she gets wedding cake orders from now! She made a chocolate layer and a lemon layer as requested and they were both equally delicious. I've just noticed that she has blogged about it so you can read all about it here. Here's a sneak preview of the cake. Thanks again Caroline for the most amazing wedding cake! 

I knew quite early on that I would not be baking my own wedding cake but I did want to bake something so I decided to bake some mini cupcakes as wedding favours. Our colour theme was red and gold so I decided to bake golden syrup cupakes. It's a really quick and easy bake particularly as I baked them in mini cupcake cases. I found some really pretty gift boxes which I wanted to use but I had trouble sourcing the correct sized cupcake cases. I eventually found some but they only came in white. We had some gorgeous wedding invitations made and I took a picture of the logo with our initials on and got them printed on edible paper to use as cupcake toppers. The easiest part of this process was baking and frosting the cake. The most difficult part was making up the gift boxes, putting the cupcakes inside, tying the ribbons with a custom made tag. However, it was well worth the effort as the cakes looked beautiful in the gift boxes and they tasted good too! 

 mini golden syrup cupcakes

Golden Syrup Cupcakes ready to be boxed 

 This is our table setting and you can see the cupcake boxes on the table

Golden Syrup Cupcakes close up of the cupcake

I'm sending this to a few blog challenges this month. 

AlphaBakes hosted by Caroline from Caroline Makes this month and co hosted by myself on alternate months. The letter this month is W for Wedding Favour Cupcakes.

Simply Eggcellent hosted by Dom from Belleau Kitchen. The theme this month is anything goes.

Love Cake hosted by Ness from Jibber Jabber UK. The theme this month is 'in a hurry' and the cakes have to be made and baked in less than 60 minutes. These cupcakes took about 5 minutes to prepare, 10- 15 minutes to bake and another 10 minutes to decorate.

Recipe is from Lyle's website

I doubled the recipe to make 54 mini cupcakes which were approximately 4cm x 3cm x 4cm.
Baking time was approximately 10-15 minutes. 
I added a small bit of icing using a piping bag with a star tip nozzle as shown and an edible cupcake topper.  


  1. Too much gorgeousness! I can't believe you made so many cakes for your wedding. They looked so fabulous sitting on your tables.

    1. Thanks! The cakes were quick and easy to make, it was assembling the boxes and tying the tags that took ages Luckily I had family to help with all of that.

  2. ahhhhhh! I feel truly honoured that you would include these beautiful cupcakes in Simply Eggcellent. Your wedding looked so lovely. xxx

  3. Congratulations! Such a gorgeous idea for homemade favours, they look fantastic!

  4. I can vouch for the fact that these tasted as good as they looked and the decorations and packaging were wonderful! Thanks for sharing with Alphabakes.

    1. Glad you enjoyed them. Your wedding cake was absolutely delicious!

  5. belated congratulations ros - they look lovely and very generous - and your wedding cake looks stunning


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