Desserts Help?

posted 2 years ago in Food
Post # 2
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339 posts
Helper bee

That’s not even two pieces per person. I think it is a gross underestimate of what 70 people would nibble on for dessert, especially without the cake.

Can’t help with the rest of the questions though, sorry!

Post # 3
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6034 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Is this for dessert after a meal, or a desserts-only reception?

i think having only 16 servings of anything is a huge mistake when there are 70 people. Cut down on choice if you must. Scale WAY up on quantity. 

Post # 4
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125 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2020

That’s definitely not enough for 70 people. If I had to guess, that equals only 100 desserts. You want to make sure that your guests have at least a serving of each dessert if wanted. That’s just my opinion.

Not too sure about the rest of the questions as well.

Post # 5
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380 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015 - Historic house and gardens

I think you would have people rushing to get the ones they have eyed off, knowing there is not enough for everyone to try everything. It seems odd to me to not have one of each thing for each guest. They sound nice though.

Post # 6
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3693 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Way not enough. I agree with pp — if cost is an issue, cut down on choices and greatly increase quantities. With what you have now, you don’t even have enough for everyone to have one cupcake.

Post # 7
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2264 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

fronkinzankinsbride:  Definitely more desserts, and maybe even less variety if it will cause a scarcity of some! 

 

I don’t know about y’all but I can eat dessert like it’s nobody’s bussines. 

Post # 8
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299 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

fronkinzankinsbride:  I was just at a wedding where there was not enough cupcakes for everyone there, and def not enough of each flavor. They had a chocolate fountain too, but the items items to dip in were also scarce and the line was long so lots of people didnt get dessert at all and were upset. I don’t think that you have enough at all. 

Also keep in mind that the first people up to the dessert area will likely take more than one item, and likely 3 items or so if they are mini. People just won’t know better and will assume that there are backups to refill, as there usually are of mini items. This may mean none for some people unless you want a “dessert guard.”

As a reference, we had our pampers and pigskins football baby shower last weekend and it was coed/football/bbq that kinda thing and for 40 people there were 3 dozen cowboy cookies, 3 dozen football sugar cookies, 3 dozen orange shortbread cookies and enough regular sized cupcakes in 3 flavors for each person to have one. I know that you don’t necessarily have to have the same — basically enough for everyone to try one of each — but it’s better to shoot for that bc people horde dessert, lol, than for some people to get nothing. 

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