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My Cup(cake) Runneth Over

As 2011 draws to a close most of us in the events industry are pondering what'll be in for 2012, and of course what'll be OUT.  Cupcakes took the world by storm several years back and have held a pretty tight grip on weddings, showers, birthdays, BBQ's - you name it!  Let's face it, this cute little ditty was even big and bold enough to knock the traditional wedding cake right off its pretty filigree pedestal; so could this monster of a trend be coming to an end?

While cupcake stand rentals are still helping most bakery bottom lines, it seems folks are ready and willing to move on, considering the plethora of other options in the world of confections (like pie, cookies, cake balls, push-pops and doughnuts). We've even noticed bedazzled bon-bons bogard their way into all of our hearts.  Regardless, people LOVE mini-anything, so even if cupcakes are being asked to take a temporary bow, it's safe to say they'll be back.  Especially if they continue to come in flavors like red velvet, chocolate cherry, s'mores and lemon coconut kiwi ... and look like this:
 (cupcake photos courtesy of Kati's Kupcakes and Call Me Cupcake!)

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by Rashana Anderson
Founder & Managing Director, THE BRIDAL PARTY

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