i am helping host a benefit for a good friend's family.
we are doing dessert centerpieces. there will be 10 people to the table.
Do i do a cake? or cupcakes?
the reason i thought cupcake easier and less mess....
its a casual evening, chili supper and trivia night.
if i do cupcakes - stick with basic flavors?
I'd say stick with cupcakes -- nobody has to cut and serve them, and you can save money at the benefit by not having to buy dessert plates or extra forks.
Yes, basic flavors are probably best. I recently made coconut cupcakes for a bakesale and only 1/2 sold -- people told me that hardly anyone likes coconut. I had no idea!!
I just did a cupcake tree for my dad's birthday it worked out really well, no cutting and everyone just picked what they wanted.
I don't like coconut either...My mom used to make a beautiful coconut cake every year at Xmas. It looked like snow and I always tried to eat some because it was so pretty BUT never could finish a piece...yes I was eating with my eyes...lol
Also there are people like me who ate allergic to coconut.
Depending on how many cc s you will need I'd make: (In this order) choco, white, and maybe one different flavor - eggnog?, butter pecan?, or even just lemon.
Are you thinking of filling the cc s? That's where you can get creative