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.
you can do minis and do 2 per person, other wise i would go with the 1.5 per person, not everyone eats them.
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.
Is that the number invited or the number of RSVPs received?
Today was the requested deadline for RSVP's, so that is the number of people who have replied that they are attending.
I usually recommend 1.5-2 cupcakes per guest. HTH
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.
225, maybe a few extra for "oops".
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.