(Closed) has anyone had Cupcakes instead of Wedding cake…Questions?

posted 9 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Sugar bee

I think the to go boxes are a great idea.  I think it’s really hard to know how many to order.  Are the cupcakes just going to be available for guests to pick up themselves, or is someone serving them?  Are you having just one flavor or options?  Are you having a sweets table, in addition?  If I was having cupcakes the amount I order would depend on the answers to those questions.

On the one hand, there will probably be people who don’t want (or won’t get around to the cupcakes).  On the other hand, they are small, portable, tasty little fellows. (That makes it easy for others to grab more than one -particularly if they are helping themselves or if you have more than one flavor, IMO.)

Since my worst nightmare would be to fall short… I would order at least enough for everyone.  If you aren’t having a sweets table, maybe more.  If you do have left overs, I would think so many guests would be perfectly happy to help you take care of that problem.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I am doing red velvet cupcakes and we have 140 guests (I’m including bride and groom), we ordered 210 cupcakes, so that at least everyone can have one cupcake and that leaves 70 left for those who will want another.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Yes it is def a good idea to have the take home boxes so your guests can take thme home. 21o cupcakes seems like alot for 140 guests but maybe its just me. Hopefully someone will be able to give you some advice as to how many you need.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I would have loved to do cupcakes but FH insited on a cake. They look so nice. The box idea is great for carry out.

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

One for each guest and people WILL take some home! After all, they have kids, and uh, who doesn’t like cake? I can’t imagine people will eat more than one…especially if there’s dinner AND drinks.

I’m having someone wrap up our cake for us. Yum!

PS i only came to this post b/c i saw "cupcakes" and it’s officially 330 and i want one! YUM

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - The Mountain Terrace, Woodside, CA

How many to go boxes will you get?  We’re doing cupcakes too, and we’ve decided for 100 people we’re getting 100 regular sized and 200 mini cupcakes in several different flavors.  People will be able to help themselves, and it’s the only dessert we’re doing.

I think the boxes are a great idea to take care of any left overs, but I think it would be a shame to spend $ on the boxes if we’ve accurately estimated the right number of cupcakes and there’s none left.

Post # 11
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

How about little donut baggies? those are real cheap and it’s not like the frosting will be all soft and smeary by the end of the reception.

Post # 12
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

We’re doing a small cutting cake and then about 180 cupcakes for 150 guests.  People can take them if they want them… but knowing how good they’ll be, I anticipate them all being eaten!

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - The Mountain Terrace, Woodside, CA

@ejs4y8 – great idea, super cheap baggies will do the trick! 

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee

oh boy. I didn’t even think about if people take more than one… I ordered 55 and am having 47 guests… I did upgrade to jumbo cupcakes though so hopefully it should be more than enough for them! The wedding is in 10 days though so I’ll let you guys know how it went :p

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

We ordered 120 for 90-100 guests.  We are also going to have a mini cake to cut like doctor girl.  I think they are so rich that people won’t be able to eat too many.  We are having 3 flavors, strawberry, lemon, and banana.  I am a chocolate person, but they were amazing. 

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

We ordered 50 cupcakes and 2 small cakes (shaped like giant cupcakes!) for our wedding of 37 people. When we got a surprise influx of people at the last minute, Fiance suggested we increase our cupcake order because people will want 2-3 cupcakes and a piece of cake. I think he’s ridiculous and we’ll have enough.

I love the idea of providing boxes! You’ll also want to make sure someone is encouraging guests to take the leftovers so they don’t feel greedy taking them home. 

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