(Closed) How standard is a cutting fee for cupcakes?

posted 6 years ago in Food
Post # 3
9950 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

Why would cupcakes need to be cut?  That’s the whole purpose of them, they’re finger food, no cutting needed.  Weirdness!  I wouldn’t pay for that one.

Post # 4
264 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I personally think $2pp is crazy they aren’t cutting anything they are handing it out..

Post # 5
1158 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

There should not be a cake cutting fee if you are serving cupcakes. That would be a deal breaker for me.I am cheap though…. Lol

Post # 6
3625 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Agreed with PP. I would only consider paying for a cake cutting fee if they have to actually re-plate the cupcakes afterwards. Most caterers that charges a cake cutting fee usually cuts the cake and puts it on a plate with a few little side decorations (e.g. fruit). If guests are helping themselves, I consider it more of a dessert bar/buffet and I don’t think there should be a cake cutting fee associated with that.

Post # 7
2212 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Yeah…there should be no cutting fee for cupcakes.  Is she possibly under the impression that you’re having a wedding cake instead of cupcakes?  Or maybe, if you’re reading this in a contract, she forgot to edit the plating fee out?

Post # 8
3692 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I don’t know if it’s standard to charge a cutting fee for cupcakes, but I sure think it’s unreasonable!  

Post # 10
3265 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

Just to reiterate – This is totally unnecessary! The cutting fee should only apply when the caterers have to cut and serve the cake. That’s absolutely ridiculous.

Post # 11
2178 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

We did not pay a cutting fee for our cupcakes.  We had a small cutting cake for ourselves and were not charged for that, either, since we did the cutting (one slice) and supplied our own keepsake knife and server.

Post # 12
2550 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Are you having them hand it out to the guests or are the guests self-serving themselves from a table/stand/display? I’m confused as to what they are cutting or even handling at all- cupcakes are finger foods! When we were looking into cupcakes we asked about this & all our vendors looked at us like we were crazy and agreed- cupcakes are finger foods, what do you need cut? No way would I pay that unless you are asking them to serve your guests instead of having them serve themselves…. 

Post # 13
3572 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

This sounds like a plating fee, which is pretty crappy since your guests will be serving themselves. 

Post # 14
3718 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

chargedWe were charged the fee, but they waived it if we bought dessert from them. So we will have both dessert and cupcakes because I wasn’t paying the fee!

Post # 15
4653 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I would talk to your venue I know because we are doing cupcakes we dont have a cake cutting fee at all!

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