Post # 1
I’m trying to get settled on my cake but having a few different thoughts on it. At first I thought was just getting a bunch of mini cupcakes in different flavours, and just a small cutting cake. My mother, though, is objecting to the idea of having no traditional looking wedding cake. After thinking about it, I have to admit that if budget wasn’t a consideration, I’d love to have a big cake too… but budget, of course, is always a consideration! We were thinking as a compromise of doing a small two tier cake accompanied by a smaller amount of mini cupcakes. To keep it in budget, that means we’d have 84 cupcakes and about 60 pieces of cake, for about 140 guests.
The only thing I’m worrying about is the idea of having cupcakes set out and not having enough for everyone. What do you guys think? Is it okay to just have a mix of cupcakes and cake without enough for everyone to have one of both? Or if we have cupcakes, do we have to have a cupcake for everyone?
Post # 2
One thing I should add if it’s not clear is there is a seperate dessert with dinner!
Post # 3
I think its perfectly fine! You already have dessert with dinner and you’re providing an extra dose of sweets with the cake and cupcakes! Even if you werent providing a dessert after dinner, the numbers you gave total to 144 which means everyone will have a taste of something sweet so I think you’re good to go either way! Besides, some people dont eat cake and you might end up with plenty left over!
Post # 4
I’m not sure if it is the case everywhere, but here, especially if you are also serving dessert, not many people will eat cake/cupcakes.
We did cupcakes with a tip tier of cake. The top tier was just used for our “cake cutting” tradition. We ended up with over a dozen cupcakes, & our top tier left over by the end of the night (we had enough made so each guest could have one, not all the cupcakes are pictured below).
I think your plan sounds good!