How Many Cupcakes...

Baking By kewaters Updated 10 May 2012 , 8:06pm by imagenthatnj

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kewaters Posted 8 May 2012 , 5:26pm
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I have a customer that is having a party with 100 RSVP's. She is wanting to have iced sugar cookies and cupcakes, but doesn't know how many of each she wants knowing not everyone will eat a cookie and/or cupcake, some might take multiple cupcakes or cookies but not of the other. What would you suggest a good number combo for each would be? I was thinking 75 cupcakes and 50 cookies, so if she had people that took both and multiple she would be covered.

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LittleLinda Posted 8 May 2012 , 10:34pm
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Good question. You never know what people will take. Cookies are "easy" to eat, no mess. I feel cookies will be taken more. Work up your prices for each, and have your customer decide. They're her guests!

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scp1127 Posted 9 May 2012 , 4:44am
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About 70% will eat the dessert. If you offer two, many will take two.

I give these numbers to the client. Most of the time, especially with a variety, you are better off going with the guest count and having some leftovers. On a single dessert, you can have slightly less, but so far, I have never had someone order less than the guest count.

Plus with a cookie, it could be taken home by a guest, so maybe even more than the guest count for cookies.

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imagenthatnj Posted 10 May 2012 , 8:06pm
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I also think you need a lot more cookies. If I go to a party and there are cookies and cupcakes, I eat a cupcake there and take a cookie or two home.

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