Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Jan Gautro
24 cupcakes

Wedding Cake is without a doubt the bestselling cupcake at Dreamcakes. It's the cupcake that started it all. Jan Moon has used this cake for her wedding cakes for 20 years. There is just something about the combination of flavors and possibly the memories it evokes from weddings or grandmother's kitchen that keeps this flavor sensation at the top of the list.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat butter and shortening at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy; gradually add sugar, beating well. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating until blended after each addition.

Step 2

Combine flour, baking powder, and salt; add to butter mixture alternately with buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Beat at low speed until blended after each addition. Stir in extracts.

Step 3

Place paper baking cups in 2 (12-cup) muffin pans, and coat with cooking spray; spoon batter into cups, filling two-thirds full.

Step 4

Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks, and cool completely.

Step 5

Prepare 2 recipes of frosting. Beat first 4 ingredients at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Gradually add powdered sugar, beating at low speed until blended. Beat at high speed 2 minutes or until creamy. Makes 3 cups.

Step 6

Fill each cupcake with Wedding Cake Frosting. To fill cupcakes, insert the end of a wooden spoon or dowel into the center of the cupcake to make a hole. Fill a zip-top plastic freezer bag with filling or frosting. Use scissors or kitchen shears to snip about 1/4 inch from one corner of the bag; insert bag into the hole in the cupcake. Squeeze gently until filling comes to the top of each cupcake.

Step 7

Top each cupcake with sparkling sugar, gum paste roses, and edible pearls.

Step 8


Southern Living Big Book of Cupcakes; Dreamcakes Bakery

Ratings & Reviews

ColleenDD's Review

July 03, 2014
The cupcakes were a complete disaster. There was definitely way too much shortening. While they didn't exactly fall flat, they didn't form high-hats by any means. I'm scrapping them and starting over with a tried and true recipe. I'm seriously disappointed.

franciepie's Review

August 31, 2013

CMTorie's Review

June 30, 2013
I haven't tried the frosting yet so rating is for the cake. Let me start by saying that I'm an EXTREMELY experienced cupcake baker. The shortening ratio is way too high, to the point where if you eat the cake warm you have to actually clean your hands after because they are glistening with melted Crisco :/ Not good. Then, the cake over bakes, and then falls as it cools(no, I did not over beat) and you cant decorate them pretty like the picture,because the cooled cake is flat, mis-shaped, and almost 'concaved'.Also because 350 is way too have a nice white cake that browns a lot around the edges which is definitely NOT wedding quality. It bakes much better at 325 for about 20-25 minutes (no browning that way). All that said, the flavor is AMAZING and very 'wedding', but basically all the flavor is from the extract (do not skip the Almond, that is what makes the flavor unique). So, skip this recipe and find a good White Almond Sour Cream recipe, same flavor, better results

Laurenallie's Review

March 24, 2013
For the frosting be sure to soften the butter and beat the cream butter mixture to a creamy solid - like whipped cream - before adding the sugar. Mine turned out great!

carlab's Review

March 06, 2013
This frosting is a disaster. Is there an error in the amount of whipping cream? It is thin and runny. The cake is good.

kattr26's Review

February 18, 2013

TheKimmy's Review

February 20, 2012

jbfmom's Review

November 14, 2011