Our parents have decided several months ago, that dh and I NEEDED a 25th Wedding Anniversary party...we decided on a informal pig picking with all the trimmings...that much is taken care of.
Being a baker, dh and I are making our own anniversary cake......yeah, go ahead and laugh! Our moms are mortified..they said, YOU should not have to make YOUR OWN CAKE! We insisted.....so that is decided too.
I was thinking of also using my chocolate fountain, along with some cookies, pretzels, and various fruits....all for dipping. My question is how many bags of chocolate discs do I need to insure enough chocolate to flow for about 150 guests? Thanks!
I have 5 fountains and use them at weddings all time. I buy my chocolate in 25 lb boxes and can get 2-3 weddings from one box, depending on headcount.
Ironically, the reason chocolate fountains are so profitable is because people don't eat much with them.
- It takes some work and time to put your foods on a skewer, run them thru the chocolate, get it on your plate without making a mess. People won't stand there forever to get a plateful of chocolate fountain stuff, like they will to get a plateful of veggies and meatballs on an appetizer table.
- Chocolate is pretty rich and people don't WANT as much of this as they would other regular foods.
I use two fountains at a weddings so if you divide the 25 lb box into 3 weddings, I use an avg of 8 lbs for 2 fountains per wedding. So if you're just using one, I'd say you'd be WAY safe with about 5-8 lbs of chocolate.
I made a cake for me once and people had the same reaction. I said, "So you think it's better for me to be forced to eat someone else's crappy cake, when I'm used to the best that is made by me?" (HMMMMMM?????)