Please! How Many Cupcakes?

Baking By Osgirl Updated 20 Sep 2011 , 3:26pm by Lovelyladylibra

Osgirl Posted 17 Sep 2011 , 1:55am
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It's a wedding-142 guests have responded "yes". 4 flavors of regular sized cupcakes. How many cupcakes should be made? Thanks!

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CSIMisty Posted 17 Sep 2011 , 1:59am
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Did you give the guests a choice in flavor? If not, divide 142 by 4 and make the answer for each flavor and add 5 of each flavor. Hold on... 35.5 or in this case, 40 of each flavor. You'll have enough for the guests to have 1 and maybe a few later.

Osgirl Posted 17 Sep 2011 , 2:54am
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Because there are 4 flavors, I know that some may/will want more than one. I went to a wedding this summer that had cupcakes. People were taking 2-3 cupcakes because they have a variety of flavors and A LOT of cupcakes.

CSIMisty Posted 17 Sep 2011 , 2:59am
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Try 120 of each flavor. That will make sure that you will have enough of each flavor when people double up.

Osgirl Posted 17 Sep 2011 , 3:30am
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120 of each flavor? I think that's a bit much. That means all but 22 people would have 4 of each flavor.

cheatize Posted 17 Sep 2011 , 4:11am
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I would make 50 of each flavor for 200 total. That gives some leeway for those who take more than one without leaving the bride with a ton of leftovers. If people take more than they should, it's not within your control.

vgray Posted 17 Sep 2011 , 4:30am
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read acaketoremember's blog about it. Maybe it will give you an idea. http://acaketoremember.com/blog1/2011/06/11/how-much-wedding-cake-do-i-need/

chocolate_luvr Posted 19 Sep 2011 , 12:35am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Osgirl

120 of each flavor? I think that's a bit much. That means all but 22 people would have 4 of each flavor.




yes I agree that too much. better to have too many to few I say. Not everybody likes cupcakes either icon_smile.gif

pinklatte Posted 19 Sep 2011 , 12:44am
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For a wedding with 142 guests, I would make about 200. A lot of the guests do take two if they see different flavors, and then there are the ones that don't like cupcakes.

Lovelyladylibra Posted 20 Sep 2011 , 3:26pm
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id go with 50 of each

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