Are you preparing for an upcoming bridal shower? Cupcakes are an easy but adorable treat for an important day! Look at these 20 easy bridal shower cupcake ideas and give some a try.
Bridal Shower Cupcake Ideas: Flavors
If you are looking for a cupcake recipe, here are some to inspire you. You can change the ingredients depending on the season or your taste.
1. Chai Latte Cupcakes
Is the bridal shower in the fall? Are you a fan of chai latte? Here you go – the recipe for you! Chai latte cupcakes are perfect for anyone. With their hint of cinnamon and cardamom, they are just so fragrant. If you want, you can even make the icing chai latte flavored! For those you don’t want the icing to be chai-flavored, how about vanilla frosting? Honestly, anything works.
2. Red Velvet Cupcakes
Red velvet is perfect for bridal showers. Not only are they tasty, but they are also beautiful. The red color emulates the heart making everyone happy. For the icing, cream cheese works best, but if you’re vegan, don’t worry! Vanilla or chocolate are great options too. You can add berries or heart-shaped chocolates on top of the icing for them to look even more adorable.
3. Espresso Cupcakes
Did you know that coffee actually is a great ingredient for cupcakes? It can remind you of tiramisu, but in the shape of cupcakes and some more coffee flavor. This pairs great with mascarpone cheese frosting, but cream cheese works just as good. How about adding some espresso bean chocolate on top of the cupcake to make them look prettier?
4. Chocolate Hazelnut Cupcakes
What is easier than chocolate cupcakes but is just as tasty as fancy cupcakes? You got it right – chocolate hazelnut cupcakes! You can use your favorite chocolate – milk, dark, or even white. Add some hazelnut; the nutty flavor will enhance the taste of the chocolate. Be creative with the frosting. You can make the same chocolate hazelnut frosting or to make them look fancy, how about chocolate meringue?
5. Fiesta-theme Cupcakes
If the bridal shower theme is Fiesta, how about some orange cupcakes? Vanilla cupcakes with bright orange dressing goes well with this theme. Even if the theme isn’t Fiesta, if the bridal shower is in the fall, this goes well because orange is a fall color.
6. Vegan Cupcakes
Are you vegan or do you have vegan friends? Don’t worry – vegan cupcakes are surprisingly easy to make and delicious! You can use vegan milk such as almond milk or oat milk and use vegan butter or oil. Play around with the extracts and you will easily have a variety of flavors to choose from.
7. Zucchini Raspberry Cupcakes
Who says cupcakes can’t be healthy? Add grated zucchini to your cupcakes for some extra nutrition. You will be surprised that they don’t even taste like zucchini. Isn’t that perfect – healthy and delicious?
8. Champagne Cupcakes
Add some champagne into the cupcakes or the frosting and there you go – champagne cupcakes. Just be careful not to eat too much or else you might not remember anything from that night.
9. In-the-Middle Baby Cupcakes
Surprise your friends with this creative idea. There are two options. First, don’t put any icing on top of the cupcake. Instead, put the icing inside. Surprise! Second, ice the cupcake just as you normally would, but place another surprise inside the cupcake such as a cookie or fresh berries. That burst of sweetness will make your cupcakes the queen of the night.
Bridal Shower Cupcake Ideas: Decorations
Let’s explore some decoration options that will go well with any type of cupcake. If you already have a great cupcake recipe, just play with the decorations – no need to change the whole cupcake!
10. Mini Macarons
Make your favorite cupcake – vanilla, red velvet, chocolate – and add a mini macaron on top of it. They are so cute and take the cupcake to the next level. Match the color with the cupcake for an extra aesthetic look.
If you want to upgrade the decoration, how about roses? You can make the icing look like rose petals by simply using a slanted piping tip to draw the petals one by one. It may take some effort and time, but you won’t regret it when you see the result.
Hearts are always a good option to stick with. There are several options. You can make the icing itself look like a heart or place a heart candle or cake topper on top of the cupcake. You can even use heart-shaped chocolate or cut strawberries into heart shapes. Be creative!
13. Touch of Gold
Desserts with a small piece of gold decoration on top make them look gorgeous. You can use edible gold leaves or edible pieces of gold. Just remember to order edible ones so that no one has a stomachache!
14. Delicate Pearls
Just like gold pieces, pearls make the cupcakes elegant. Edible pearls come in different colors so choose the best one for your cupcakes. Those pearls will make your cupcakes look vintage and store-bought.
15. Fun Tiers
If you have a go-to cupcake recipe and frosting idea, keep them. You can add cool tiers instead! Pretty candles, different letters, or even customized tiers of great memories and your guests will be swarming over your cupcakes to get the best one!
16. Chocolate and Vanilla
Like black and white are a great color combination, chocolate and vanilla cupcakes are gorgeous when put together. Just want one cupcake taste? Then just swap the boring dressing to a different one! For example, you can make a vanilla cupcake with chocolate frosting or vice versa. Be creative and make your own color and flavor combination.
17. Real Flowers
How about adding real flowers on top of the cupcakes? Choose a pretty edible flower and top them on the cupcakes. They will make the cupcakes seem like they were brought from the garden! If you are afraid to use real flowers, you can make the frosting look like flowers or make flower meringues.
18. Swirl Frostings
For an elegant cupcake, make the frosting two colors! A mixture of baby pink and sky blue are perfect. It’s quite simple to make these swirl frostings. You just have to separate the frosting in half, add different food coloring to both, put them in the piping bag, and you’re all set!
19. Cupcake Bouquet
Make your favorite cupcakes and transform them into a bouquet – cupcake bouquet. They smell really good and they are also a great decoration idea. Save them for later because if you place them in between flowers in a vase, no one will even know they are cupcakes!
Bonus Idea: Wedding Dress Cupcakes
Are you ready for this extremely creative idea? Arrange the cupcakes to look like a wedding dress! They are both beautiful and touching. The soon-to-be-bride will be really happy!
What’s Your Cupcake Going to Be?
Did any of these bridal shower cupcake ideas inspire you enough to want to try them? You can customize these options to your taste. You can also take one cupcake idea and add the decoration idea. You can even take several ideas and use a combination of them. There is so much to try. I hope your cupcakes save the night!