I got married this weekend, in a most non-traditional, Portland way: I was a pirate, my husband was a ninja, and a zombie performed the ceremony. Barbecue reception beforehand. So much fun!
I'd contacted drjeff
about cupcakes for our big day - he sent me over the flavor list, and my ninja and I sat and tried to come up with flavors. It was really, really, really hard to decide!
Finally, we settled on Banana chocolate chip cake with peanut butter frosting, Lemon cake with lime frosting, and Peppermint cake with chocolate frosting. We were expecting between 75 and 85 guests, so we planned for 100 cupcakes - a pretty equal mix of all three flavors.
I was a nervous bride, struggling my best not to be a bridezilla (and, I think, I succeeded!), but I got reassuring emails from Jeff about cupcake status... it was nice having one thing I knew was going to be exactly as expected. They delivered them to the park, right when they said they would.
The guests raved about the cupcakes! My husband and I ordered two slightly larger ones for the two of us in the peppermint chocolate - it was a flavor explosion in my mouth, that first bite of cupcake fed to me...
An argument broke out between two of my guests over which cupcakes were better. Clearly, the lemon lime ones. No, it has to be the peppermint ones...
I definitely have my vote on the banana chocolate chip ones, but the cupcakes we brought home tell a different story. We ended up having way fewer people show up than RSVPs indicated we would (!) so we've got a lot of cupcakes sitting in the kitchen (still! They're coming to school with me tomorrow to get eaten up before they go bad by my classmates... everyone loves cupcakes!). The lemon lime are the scarcest now, and we've got more banana than any of them, which is good for me but bad for my diet.
So, all of that to say, amazing cupcakes, amazing people, and I'm really glad that this was my wedding cake. I may very well make this an annual thing, for the anniversary... but probably not 100 of them. :)