Post # 1
Hello fellow Bees!
I’m planning on having a dessert bar in addition to a traditional cake at my wedding. I was wondering if you had thoughts on how many pieces per guest and how much variety I should have.
I will have around 175 guests. Since I’m having cake already, I was thinking 2-3 pieces per guest and 5-7 types of desserts. Does that sound right?
The types of desserts I’m thinking of for the dessert bar are:
cinnamon rolls (cinabon minibons!)
Any input would be helpful! Thank you!
Post # 3
@jessbride206: Well, I am doing a similar thing. We are having a 2pm wedding with reception right after, so we are planning on a cake and desert table. My baker is pretty expensive for our budget (think “cake boss” style suff), so we are only planning to have 1 piece per person. We are planning to have brownies, a couple different types of cookies, fruit tray (mixed chocolate covered and not), mini cheesecakes, mini pean pies, and a couple savory items like deviled eggs and bread dip. I am planning for there to be about 2 pieces of everything per person. We are trying to keep our catering+cake to under $1500 total. I would tend to shy away from cupcakes if you want people to actually eat the cake. How long are you planning your reception to be? Dancing, alcohol, time of day? All of these are factors in how much people will eat. Also keep your guest list in mind. If you have many older people with health concerns, like we do, you may want to consider some sugar free or at least natural sugar only items. Just my 2c, hope it helps!
Post # 4
2-3 pieces + cake sounds like a lot. Also, with the additional dessert options, most people will probably prefer smaller cake slices and they might not come for seconds.
Looking at your dessert suggestions they look great, but it would be nice to add some fruit for those that aren’t huge fans of baked gods.
Post # 5
I agree with pp’s two or three slices are alot plus other deserts I would cut make on the number of slices to maybe one two max. And trim the other desserts a little.