Enough dessert?

posted 4 years ago in Food
  • poll: enough dessert for 100 people?
    yes. perfect amount. : (13 votes)
    31 %
    no. MORE! : (26 votes)
    62 %
    too much dessert. I would cut it down. : (3 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 3
    2550 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    i think 30 of each is too little. i would do 100 of each, less varieties if you’re worried about cost or leftovers. as a guest, i’d be suuuper disappointed if i wasn’t able to try the cheesecake, or the brownies. also, because they’re mini, nobody really eats ONE brownie.



    Post # 4
    2550 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

     I just saw your mentioned the apple crumble, which i missed upon first reading, sorry about that!

    still, i would maybe do less variety but at least 100 piecesof each thing, so everybody has a chance to try everything

    Post # 6
    3584 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I don’t think that’s enough for 100 people.  Those mini things are so small.  I would consider scrapping the donuts and adding in some kind of cookies or pastries. 

    Post # 7
    5408 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I think you need to have almost enough of each item for everyone to have one of each. Not everyone will want each thing, but some people will, or might want 2 of something and none of something else. You would hate for anyone to not get a dessert they want I’m sure. If cost is an issue you could cut down on variety. Will the cake be big enough for everyone to have a slice?

    I guess it depends on how mini the desserts are really, because who needs apple crumble, cake, cheesecake, a donut, a brownie, a blondie, and a cinnamon bun? Lol. Unless all the mini desserts are quite small (which I guess was my initial assumption) then you’re probably ok. If they’re really mini, people will probably want to try them all, which would probably be best. 

    Post # 8
    2550 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I still think it’s too little. 30 mini brownies means that only one person in three can have a mini brownie. if you want a variety look, just do 100 of each


    Post # 9
    1101 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I think its enough, I have the same concern but I would honestly run out (assuming everyone would get their fair share) than waste money getting too much. I know I would be bummed if I missed out on something, but the next day its not going to bother me anymore especially if I got to try other things. Not to mention, I am sure it will save you a lot of money to get 30 instead of 100 of each.

    Post # 10
    8587 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I too, think it’s too little.

    Everyone might not try everything, but there will be some people who will… some people will try 2-3, others will have more.

    Basically, they’ll just throw away whatever they don’t like.. and that’s not cool for your budget, but that’s what people do. Same way with a buffet.

    Post # 11
    2938 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 1998

    I also agree that it’s not enough. I’m the biggest sweet tooth and I’d be so disappointed to miss out on the brownies or cinnamon buns. I’d probably go with at lest 60 of each. 

    Post # 12
    1801 posts
    Buzzing bee

    What time is dinner?  If it ends at 8 with apple crumble and you open the sweets bar at 10, then you’ll proably be OK with what you have (though I might still increase to 50 each rather than 30 each)

    If apple crumble is served at 6pm, and people are dancing/drinking for 4 hrs, then I think you’ll need a bit more. 

    Also, what time does the reception end? If it ends at midnight – and you’re only serving sweets for 2 hrs, it’s a different answer than if you’re serving sweets until 2am.


    Post # 14
    9696 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    @bretonvirgniia: I’d be less fussed about variety and more fussed with quantity. As a guest, variety is great! But not if I don’t get to try it. I looooove dessert so I might have 2 brownies…which would prevent someone else from having one, but I wouldn’t care 😛 I would choose 3 desserts (and possibly scrap the donuts as they don’t feel very wedding-y) and have 100 of each. That is still a variety and enough for everyone. Just my 2 cents though.   

    Post # 15
    3750 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I think if you upped it to 50 of each, it would be better.

    Post # 16
    1801 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @bretonvirgniia:  Another thought was this; Is the sweets table going to be displayed from the beginning, because if it is I can see people more or less skipping the apple crumble waiting for several somethings that looks better to them.  If it’s going to be in the kitchen until it’s brought out, then people will likely eat the apple crumble not knowing what’s coming next then …oops – I’ve already had apple crumble, I’ll just have one bite of brownie.   


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