(Closed) Cupcakes – how many per guest?

posted 6 years ago in Food
Post # 3
1629 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I would say 2 plus some extra, so maybe 2.3?  Lol I really have no idea what I’m talking about though.  

Post # 4
651 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’m doing two per guest because I know not everyone will eat more than one, and a few of my friends will eat 3. 

Post # 5
451 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We got 2 per guest and had a good amound of leftover!  I guess you can never tell.  We thought for sure people would eat them.  However, we had to-go boxes and lots of people took them to go, so that is an idea of the extras.

Post # 6
9578 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

How many guests?  You could do 1 for each + 20 more. or 30, etc. depending on how many guests you have.  Maybe average 1.3 or 1.5 per guest?

2 per guest is way to many in my opinion (these are nomal sized cupcakes right?  not mini ones?)  because most people will eat 1, some will eat none, and some will eat multiple. And I would guess the vast majority would only eat 1.  Cupcakes tend to have more frosting than regular wedding cake, think of that too.

Post # 7
95 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I would order 2 per guest. But I am thinking of having different flavours on each tier of the cupcake stand so people would be tempted to try more than one. I do love the take away boxes idea. Brilliant! 🙂

Post # 8
8487 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

I would probably do 2 per guest, as well. Then again, you could have someone like my brother who would probably eat 6 if someone didnt stop him.

Post # 9
3241 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

We had 96 cupcakes and 68 guests. There were 18 cupcakes left over.  Some people had more than one, a few people didn’t have any….it all kinda balanced out.

Post # 10
133 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’m doing 1 per guest but also serving some tasty dessert bars, so I hope everyone will be happy with a fruity cupcake and a chocolately treat each!

Post # 11
2363 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

My caterer recommended 1.25 per guest.  We had cupcakes left over.

Post # 12
1292 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

Wow I am so shocked at the number of people saying 2! 1 is enough for everyone… And I’d say  15 extra per 100 guests just to be on the safe side. But definitely not 2 per guest. 

Post # 13
1676 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

We ordered 300 mini cupcakes alongside pie for dessert/cake cutting, and we had about 30 minis left over the next day (200 guests). We also had some pie left over. I think if you do 2 each, you’ll have leftover cupcakes for quite a while! 

Post # 15
439 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We did 2 per person. And we had a HUGE Rubbermaid container of left overs. 

Post # 16
4464 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I would say 2 per person. There are definitely a lot of people that will not eat 2 (I know I probably wouldn’t) but if you are having different flavors it’s possible that people will take 2 of different flavors to try both. 

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