No More Mini Cupcakes!

Business By ellavanilla Updated 11 Feb 2015 , 2:13pm by Meagazz

ellavanilla Posted 11 Feb 2015 , 12:44am
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I just decided that I'm taking mini cupcakes off the menu, not that they were ever on the menu, really, but if someone wanted to add them to an order I would do them.

 

Anyway, they are just too damned fiddly and I don't think $15/doz is enough money for me to waste my time.

I just got a request for "20 cupcakes or mini cupcakes, whatever is cheaper," and that was sort of the last straw...

 

What do you think?

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costumeczar Posted 11 Feb 2015 , 12:57am
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Originally Posted by ellavanilla 
 

I just decided that I'm taking mini cupcakes off the menu, not that they were ever on the menu, really, but if someone wanted to add them to an order I would do them.

 

Anyway, they are just too damned fiddly and I don't think $15/doz is enough money for me to waste my time.

I just got a request for "20 cupcakes or mini cupcakes, whatever is cheaper," and that was sort of the last straw...

 

What do you think?

I hate cupcakes and mini ones are the most hateful.

 

The bargain hunters think that smaller is easier but they are WRONG! Smaller is just more annoying.

Gingerlocks Posted 11 Feb 2015 , 12:59am
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I agree, I got rid of those last year when I had a order for 200 of them...there just isn't enough return on them. Not worth it, chuck them off the menu I say!

Apti Posted 11 Feb 2015 , 3:44am
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Hobby baker chiming in here.   Just for fun, I decided to bake 15 dozen cupcakes about a year ago just to see how long it took, how hard it was, and how much I invested in time and cost.  I kept careful notes of the entire process.

 

What an idiot I was.  It just about killed me.   Took me 3 days to recover.  huff  puff huff puff ....whew.....

 

https://christinascakes.shutterfly.com/pictures/489

 

Those little suckers were SO DARN FIDDLY!  Since I had a failure rate of about 20-30% that were either "overdone" or "under done" or "separating from liners", I ended up making about 20 dozen.  One minute too much or too little and they were not happy.

 

I couldn't bear to throw the rejects away, so I shaved off the over/under-done parts, took off the liner and put them in a new liner with melted chocolate inside and called them "two bites of heaven".   Here are those photos:

 

https://christinascakes.shutterfly.com/pictures/489#481

https://christinascakes.shutterfly.com/pictures/489#482

https://christinascakes.shutterfly.com/pictures/489#483

 

I had a friend living with me at the time, and she asked me why didn't I sell my darling little cupcakes that were so adorable and yummy?  HA!   I told her nobody was going to pay the $50 a dozen that I would charge after this little experiment...

Meagazz Posted 11 Feb 2015 , 2:13pm
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Haha @Apti that seriously made my morning! I could picture myself doing the exact same thing as you! Thank you for saving me from a horrible experiment!

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