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

posted 12 years ago in Food
Post # 17
668 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I hope, hope, hope, you all come back and let us know how it goes with your numbers and your take away bags!  I am doing cupcakes, but not until January, so I’ll learn from all of you!


mary alice – I love the idea of a cutting cake being a BIG cupcake!! 

Post # 18
87 posts
Worker bee

We are doing cupcakes at our wedding. I am baking them (I’ve done several trials to see just how far in advance I can make them) and will be making 2.5 cupcakes per person. We’re doing two kinds of cake bases, but 6 different frostings so I fully expect that many people will take two during dinner. I attended a wedding two years ago where there was one cupcake per person, but before the waiters reached our table other guests were having seconds and our table had none!

I ordered single take-away boxes so that after all the cupcakes are served our waiters will box up the remaining cupcakes and our guests can take one as they leave for the night. These are the boxes, and I also bought the cute inserts so the cupcakes won’t shift in transit:

We’ll stick a recipe on the back of the box and a monogram sticker on the front and it will be one of our two favors. 

Post # 19
21 posts
  • Wedding: April 2010

We are having cupcakes in addition to a candy buffet and small wedding cake. We will have about 120 guests and will probably only order about 75 cupcakes because of the other sweets we are offering.

Post # 20
2 posts
  • Wedding: June 2010

Runningbee…I saw that you said you were baking the cupcakes yourself…I love the idea of cupcakes, and I want to bake them, but I a not sure if I am going to be in over my head.  I just have a couple of questions for you…if you don’t mind!!  How many guests are you having at your weddding??  How many days before the wedding are you making them and icing them??  How far will you be driving them??

Post # 21
16 posts
  • Wedding: June 2021

we are doing cupcakes we are doing 1 per person then a few extras we are having dessert bar also with chinese takeout boxes . thats messed up they wont let u keep the extras

Post # 22
194 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Absolutely order more than 1 per person. I would order at least 1.5 times the number of people you have attending if not 2 per person. The to-go boxes are a cute idea but would you do that on top of favors. 

Post # 23
1 posts
  • Wedding: December 2005

here is the answer: 1.5 per person, so if you are having 50 guests order 75 cupcakes, that is the minimum, and goes up to 3 per person, if that is the only desert you are serving and you are having 2 or more flavors order 2 per person.

l hope that hleps.



Post # 24
46 posts
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m having cupcakes from a cupcake bakery in my city. Expecting 65 guests, ordered 84 cupcakes. (They sell them by the dozen)

Post # 25
214 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

We are having petit fours instead of cake. I let the bakery recommend how many to order. I figure they should know, and if anything, they’ll want to sell us too much rather than not enough.

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