Wedding Cupcakes - How Many Needed For 225 Guests?

Baking By Becca1007 Updated 1 Jul 2011 , 12:27pm by cbiscuit85

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Becca1007 Posted 29 Jun 2011 , 10:46pm
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I crazily volunteered to make cupcakes for my cousin's wedding this summer. I am just a home baker although I will have access to a commercial kitchen for this project thankfully.

There will be three flavors of cupcakes and 225 guests. I assume I will need some overage since some people will eat more than one. There doesn't seem to be a consensus on what the number should be, some people seem to think you should make 1.5 per guest others suggest 1.75. The wedding is a destination wedding so it wouldn't be convenient for anyone to really take a lot of cupcakes home so I don't want a ton of leftovers...

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Tinacakes Posted 29 Jun 2011 , 10:52pm
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you can do minis and do 2 per person, other wise i would go with the 1.5 per person, not everyone eats them.

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Becca1007 Posted 29 Jun 2011 , 10:56pm
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Thanks! The bride specifically stated she did not want mini cupcakes, just standard sized ones. Because originally I thought I would do a mix of both that way people could choose or taste more.

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cheatize Posted 29 Jun 2011 , 10:59pm
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Is that the number invited or the number of RSVPs received?

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Becca1007 Posted 29 Jun 2011 , 11:01pm
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Today was the requested deadline for RSVP's, so that is the number of people who have replied that they are attending.

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cakesbycathy Posted 29 Jun 2011 , 11:39pm
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I usually recommend 1.5-2 cupcakes per guest. HTH

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Lita829 Posted 29 Jun 2011 , 11:40pm
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I'm working on gerbera daisies for a wedding using cupcake and the bride ordered enough for 2 cuppies/person. After they cut the cake that I am giving them, the cuppies will be boxed with a ribbon to go.

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Jennifer1970 Posted 29 Jun 2011 , 11:44pm
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225, maybe a few extra for "oops".

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cbiscuit85 Posted 1 Jul 2011 , 12:27pm
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I've read in articles that typically 25% extra would be sufficient without having too many extras. It depends though on the size of the cupcake, and if that is the only food, or if there will be a dinner or snacks as well.

1.25 per person = about 280, maybe I'd do 300. That should be enough unless the cupcakes are on the smaller side.

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