Post # 1
I need help. I’m having 150 guests and am serving cupcakes. I would like to put them on stands. Each cupcake stand holds 12 cupcakes. How many cupcake stands would you suggest I use. I am using the Opulent Treasure style cupcake stand. I guess I’ll have a cupcake table. I’m also having a candy buffet. Shoud I combine the two or have seperate tables? Thanks for you help.
Post # 3
For 150 guests, I would guess you would want between 200 and 300 cupcakes. So that’s… 17 to 25 stands. So many 20 or 25 to keep it at a more balanced number? Maybe put some on stands and some directly on a table for a leveling effect?
I would personally do separate tables so that it is not overwhelming for guests. Some people will want to spend oodles of time choosing a cupcake while some will want to poke through the candy. So two tables will let people easily choose what they want.
Post # 4
I think seperate tables will be best. Wow!! That’s a lot of cake stands. I was thinking about 7 and having someone refill them as they emptied. I may have to rethink this and go with a cake.
Post # 5
wowwww i would not put out all 200 or so cupcakes on stands that small. either have a few stands and have them replenished or use a large cupcake stand that will hold all of them. i do cupcakes for weddings and people in your area probably rent out large cupcake stands like i do. mine holds 200 cupcakes but can be made smaller to hold less. they’re make to resemble a tiered cake. good luck!
Post # 6
I will look into renting a large stand. It won’t look as nice as the Opulent Treasures stands but it will be more functional.
Post # 7
@phaedrakay: we’re doing a cupcake per person. It’s what they’re RSVP’ing for. It’s what they know they’re getting. We’ll have a few extra cupcakes. But it’s an all you can eat buffet. Call me cheap. But, I do know our cupcakes are RICH heavy cakes. Our bakery is letting us rent one. So we don’t get stuck with a cupcake stand that holds 150 cupcakes.
Post # 8
Have you thought of doing one large stand, it might be easier if you are going to have that many cupcakes