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Black, White, & Purple Wedding Cake and Cupcake Tower

January 20, 2014 by Rose 8 Comments

Today I’m sharing a Black, White, & Purple Wedding Cake and Cupcake Tower. This is the wedding cake that went along with the Corn Farming Tractor Groom’s Cake.

My pictures don’t do this set-up justice. As I’ve mentioned before, I really struggle with taking good pictures inside, and this day was no exception. More than half of my pictures were too blurry to consider and the ones that were not too blurry have a bad yellow-ish color cast. But I wanted to share anyway… so I am 😉

The cake and cupcakes were white cake (no almond) with purple gel coloring to match the wedding and add a little fun! For the 6″ round cake on top, it was filled and frosted with white chocolate buttercream, then covered in homemade marshmallow fondant.

I used gum paste and the black fondant to make the daises also. They were cut with the daisy cutter from the Wilton Gum Paste Flowers set. PS – that pic was taken at my house where I could take advantage of natural light… I wish I had taken the time to set up the whole thing at home before so I’d have better pics. 🙁

I baked the cupcakes in black grease-proof liners and after piping on the frosting (see how to frost a cupcake like a pro here), I sprinkled white sugar pearls over the top of them.

I set these up on my Smart Baker Round Cupcake Stand and that was it! I love the way it all came together and I love doing things fun and different (like purple cake)!!

Do you have any questions about this cake and cupcake tower? Please leave a comment if you do!

About Rose

Rose Atwater is the founder and cake decorator behind Rose Bakes. She is baker, cake decorator, author, wife to Richy and homeschooling mommy to 6 wonderful kiddos! Her work has been featured in American Cake Decorating Magazine, Cakes Decor, Pretty Witty Cakes Magazine, Huffington Post and Cake Geek Magazine.

Black, White, & Purple Wedding Cake and Cupcake Tower

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Perfect rustic cupcake idea here. Timber blocks, natural and muted colors scheme with gorgeous flowers for pop.

Pretty, pink and tall. That describes this cupcake tower. Love the top of the cupcakes.

Elegant and stately. This shows how wedding cupcakes can be combined with a traditional cake to create a very sophisticated look.

Beautiful colors and textures on this cupcake wedding idea. Love the mix of solids and stripes. Very fun.

Take the time to read the little chalkboards on this cupcake wedding cake. Yep, same here. We want to eat every single one.

We love, love, love the individual signs on each cupcake on this wedding cake.

The “I want to eat” everything cupcake wedding cake. This is so tempting.

Pretty in pink. This great cupcake wedding cakes picture shows you how to have some fun taking photos of your cake too.

Winner of the cutest cupcake wedding cakes competition for sure. What isn’t there to love on this wedding cake.

Probably the cutest wedding cake we’ve ever seen. Check out the flowers that sit atop the wedding cupcakes.

Black and white wedding cake shows how you can combine a traditional cake with wedding cupcakes to create an elegant wedding idea.

Purple, peach and a barn table. There is just something about this wedding cake of cupcakes that screams “fun wedding”.

Cupcakes can be pretty and this cake proves it. With flowers, natural colors and beautiful little bows, this cupcake wedding idea is awesome.

Different shades of purple really make these wedding cake cupcakes stand out. We love the different patterns on each cupcake too.

Pink and fabulous. This wedding cupcake idea is all about the decorations on top of the cupcakes themselves. Very pretty.

This mix and match cupcake wedding cakes picture shows you just how fun and vibrant a wedding cake can be when you go the cup cake route.

This white and black cupcake wedding cake is huge, with its five tiers. Love the simple colors, very elegant.

This cake does a fantastic job of mixing elegant traditional wedding cake style with the fun of wedding cupcakes.

Nothing says rustic wedding more than bare timber. This cupcake wedding cake looks stunning and would be perfect for a country wedding.

All vanilla giant cupcake with matching the way the purple flowers are tumbling down the giant cup cake.

We love this cupcake wedding cake with purple theme and cute bride and groom figurines. It perfectly captures the fun of cupcakes wedding cakes.

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