Trending around here is the idea that adding three dozen cupcakes to an order and shrinking the cake sizes will make a three tier cake "cheaper". Heavens to betsy! What a notion child!
The cupcake store in the next town gets$ 2.50 each all day long for their small, dry cupcakes. Apologies if that sounds uncharitable, but there it is.
Truthfully, a cupcake is a serving of cake with twice as much frosting! I just told this girl I do not offer cupcakes, or cake pops for that reason, and with my cost for ingredients/gas/time/etc. I cannot afford to make "Cheap-0-cakes" it has to be worth it for me also ..OR time to quit!