Post # 1
We are having about 100 people to our wedding and will be serving dessert right after the meal. After a bit of dancing we will be “cutting the cake” and serving the cupcakes. My questions are:
1. How many cupcakes should we have per person? I’ve read between 1.5 and 2, but should it be less because we are serving dessert with our meal?
2. How large should our cake be that we will cut? Do you cut that cake, eat a slice, and then freeze the remainder for your first anniversary?
3. Is it weird that I want a pie? I’m not a cake person (Mr MapleLeaf is), so I was thinking of maybe having a pie to cut instead of a small cake. Then we would just save 2 of the cupcakes to share on our anniversary.
Post # 3
@MapleLeafMel: How about just 1 cupcake each since you are having dessert? And as for your “top” layer, a pie sounds like a great idea. I went to a wedding where they had wedding pies, and that worked out great. In regards to freezing, DH and I knew there was no chance we’d want to eat year old cake. So for our first anniversary, I had the top layer of our cake remade. 🙂
Post # 4
1. As you serve dessert I would go for 1.5 cupcakes if they are small and just one if they are big. You could perhaps also add some fruit; I know I would have appreciated that.
2. You would freeze your top tier, but I honestly think that sounds rather awful. One-year-old cake with freezer burn… ugh, I would do what the pp did and have it remade.
3) Pie sounds great, why don’t you have one as the top layer? You can cut one slice for you, take it off, place it to the side, and then cut a piece of normal cake for your husband.
Post # 5
most bakeries will give you a coupon for a free cake on your one year anniversry- my first marriage we froze it for two days and ate it on day three and it was not yummy like it was 3 days before
Post # 6
I would still get 1.5 cupcakes per person
Post # 7
I think 1pp is plenty. Definitely no more than 1.5pp. You may have a few guests who don’t want one. I wouldn’t eat one. Im gluten free now but I never ate cake stuff even before that. But if you really like them, it might be a good bonus for you to take home the extras.
Post # 8
I’d do 1 cupcake each as you are having dessert.
I know that both me and my FI wouldn’t eat the cupcake if we already had a dessert.
So I’m thinking some will some wont.
Other wise you could end up with cupcakes coming out of your ears.
Post # 9
I think I’d suggest a total of 125 or 130. Better to have a few too many — which I think you will — than not have enough, and I’m sure if there are 10 left you could give them to family members to take home for the next day or take them home yourself. But since you’re having dessert served previously to the cake, I think fewer people are likely to eat 2, so I don’t think you need as many as 1.5 per person.
Post # 10
Hello, I am a baker and I hope my responses help! Happy planning!
1. It depends on size. I have done cupcakes for weddings and if the bride requests regular sized cupcakes, I think one is enough for each person, especially since there will be a desert course. Some people are not cake people like yourself (I hear this alot!), so you dont want to waste food or money. If they are minis I would do 2 for each person.
2. I have done many small cakes and cupcake orders for weddings. I would get a 6″ and 8″ round. Use the 8″ for cutting and serving your bridal party, moms, dads (and get them to help pick the flavor, it will be nice and special for them!)…. and use the 6″ for an anniversary tier (maybe your groom’s pick since he loves cake!).
3. It’s not weird that you would want a pie. Get one with a top crust and have the baker put your monogram in it to make it pretty. If the groom really wants a cake consider a grooms cake? Put his favorite hobby/band/things on it. Cupcakes do not freeze well because they usually are not completely sealed by frosting or fondant. They will be gross by next year. 😛
Post # 11
While I am inclined to agree with you, the issue is that by the end of the night, most guest will have eaten 2x more than what they normally would. Some won’t go for the cupcakes because they are too full or just dont like cake/sweets or because they left early. I have worked in catering halls before, as far as giving the cupcakes to family members, most venues end up throwing it out at the end of the night because there is a lack of room in the kitchen, the bride and groom forgot to tell the venue or the people recieveing it refuse it. And if she is getting her cupcakes through the vendor, some dont allow you to take the food out of the establishment.