How Many Cupcakes To Make For 30 People?

Baking By ToniMarieLovesCuppies Updated 13 Apr 2010 , 2:26am by costumeczar

ToniMarieLovesCuppies Posted 12 Apr 2010 , 3:44pm
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I'm making cupcakes for a birthday party where there will be about 30 people many should I make?


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antonia74 Posted 12 Apr 2010 , 3:47pm
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Is this a trick question?

I'd go for 30. icon_lol.gif

(People don't usually eat two if there's other food, for example.)

tinygoose Posted 12 Apr 2010 , 3:54pm
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If they are all adults you could probably get away with 24-28, not everyone eats cake....I know weird. Most of my recipes make 24-32 cupcakes, I wouldn't do a double batch, unless most of the guests were kids.

TexasSugar Posted 12 Apr 2010 , 5:02pm
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I'd go with about 36. If I use a cake mix I get 24+ if I use the extender I get about 36.

To me a cupcake is like a serving of cake.

KarmaStew Posted 12 Apr 2010 , 5:07pm
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How many did they order?

I let my clients know that a cupcake is about 2/3 the amount of a sliceof cake and let them decide. I have a minimum order of 12, and then add on in increments of 6.

I've lost orders with clients so dumb that they've refused to order 12 because they only need 10.... and what are they going to do with the extras?

msulli10 Posted 12 Apr 2010 , 5:15pm
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I'm with Antonia74 - 30 cupcakes.

amysue99 Posted 12 Apr 2010 , 5:23pm
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yep, 30 unless they request extras.

newmansmom2004 Posted 12 Apr 2010 , 5:25pm
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leah_s Posted 12 Apr 2010 , 5:27pm
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Well, of course I'd make the # they order, but I always advise brides to order 25% more cupcakes than heads. People do eat more than one.

ToniMarieLovesCuppies Posted 12 Apr 2010 , 5:49pm
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thanks so much guys! <3

KarmaStew Posted 12 Apr 2010 , 5:55pm
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It's the cupcake mentality, Leah. They're small and cute, so folks think they can justify eating a whole heap of 'em.

I always advise them, too, but they rarely order extras. I can't even count the number of times a couple has contacted me after the wedding, complaining that the cupcakes ran out (like I'm responsible for the greed their guests display). After the first three times, I started writing in their contacts that I had advised them to order extra, and that they had declined.

costumeczar Posted 13 Apr 2010 , 2:26am
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If my kids are there I'd do about 60.

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