Cupcakes For Weddings

Decorating By vicky Updated 18 Mar 2008 , 2:45pm by AnnieBaker

vicky Posted 18 Mar 2008 , 12:58am
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I'm trying to help a newbie with a wedding cake order. She has cupcakes for the wedding cake for her first order. When figuring how many to make, am I right to say that only one cupcake per guest? These are not mini cupcakes. Thanks for the help.
Thanks. 'Vicky

4 replies
Ro40 Posted 18 Mar 2008 , 1:04am
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I leave that up to the bridge and groom. Since they are cupcakes, most want a few extra because they know they will have some guests who will eat more than one.

Classycakes Posted 18 Mar 2008 , 1:06am
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I usually recommend minimum 5% but preferably 10% extra. So for every 100 cupcakes, there would be 5-10 extra ones. A lot of people will eat more than one so it's better to have a few too many than not enough!

HerBoudoir Posted 18 Mar 2008 , 2:18pm
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Are they the only dessert being served?

While I've never done cupcakes for weddings, I typically plan on having 2 per person for the occasions that I have done them for. It always left a few (but not a lot) left over, but they were the only "sweet" being served.

AnnieBaker Posted 18 Mar 2008 , 2:45pm
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I agree with the 5% rule. If the bride and groom leave it up to you, it is better to have too many than too litte. If they have the number in their head, I would always make a few extra just to be on the safe side. You can never have too many cupcakes!

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