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Cupcakes instead of a typical wedding cake becoming popular


Eau Claire (WQOW) - When it comes to planning a wedding, every detail from the music in the background to the cake is planned out. But these days, you might not get a slice of that giant layer cake as your next wedding dessert.

You've probably heard the expression "Have your cake and eat it too."

But when it comes to weddings, the saying might have to be changed to "have your cupcake and eat it too."

"People seem to be happier with cupcakes than with serving a cake," said Duane Pocernich, Owner of Desserts First in Eau Claire.

The first ever bridal fair at Metropolis on Sunday gave soon to be brides and grooms a chance to explore an emerging trend.

"I've been doing this for about 25 years, 5 in the Eau Claire area. The first 20 years, I never saw a cupcake wedding. I was doing mostly traditional wedding cakes, sheet cakes," said Kathryn Stafford, owner of Simply Cakes in Eau Claire.

But now?

"About fifty percent of our cakes are tier, layered cakes yet, but about 50 percent are doing the cupcakes and the individual mini desserts. So it's getting to be a popular thing," Stafford said.

So why are people taking a hard look at the soft treats?

 They're a little easier to do, there's less waste. You can get more flavors, you can diversify more," Pochernich explained.

"I'm just a really indecisive person, so for me, having cupcakes kind of makes sense! (laughter) I don't have to decide on a cake for everybody," said Alicia Kelly, who will be getting married June 1st, 2013.

"I think that if you do something different at your wedding, people remember it. So I don't want a traditional cookie cutter wedding. I think having cupcakes would be one thing that I could have at my wedding that would set my wedding apart," said Melissa Wilczek. Her wedding bells are scheduled to ring June 28th, 2014.

And while we hope every couple lasts until death do them part, a traditional cake may only be good for one night.

"For storage purposes, you could just put the cupcakes in a Tupperware container, and then you don't have to worry about having the cake dry out, or having it be cut and then just sitting there," Kelly said.

Metropolis resort says around 300 people came out to the bridal fair.

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