(Closed) Is 1 cupcake per person enough?

posted 5 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Sugar bee

I am a bit of a cake/cupcake addict. I would try to sneak two if they were good. Just saying.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

60 cupcakes for approx 56 guests should be fine. There might be some people who don’t take one.  Usually people start out with one and wait a bit to grab a second if it appears there are leftovers.

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think you’re ok. You’ve essentially bought 1.1 per person.  I think for every person who takes two there’ll probably be someone who skips it all together (I know I don’t like sweets when I’m drinking) so it’ll probably work out. 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

We had 60 people, and we ordered (at the advice of our baker) 40 “mini” cupcakes  (which were actually about muffin-sized), and I had at least 10 left over, plus the entire top tier cake. However, we also had a midnight buffet, and the cupcakes came out about half an hour before that,but people knew the buffet was coming, and I think they waited.

Honestly, it probably depends on how much food you’re serving and how hungry people will be….I have never been to a wedding where there was not enough cupcakes-there’s always extra!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Could you just reserve 14 for the evening guests? If they are full muffin size, you’re a bit of a glut if you have two – but you never know.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I think you could get away with it if 1)they were all the same flavor, so no one took “one of each” and 2)you brought them out after your evening guests arrived and “cut the cake” then.  It would kind of make it clear that there’s one for everyone.  And – everyone who didn’t go get one when they came out and missed out – oh well. 

Post # 9
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: December 2013

Try having an addition dessert to offer your guest that would not be as expencive.  Chocolate covered strawberrys or cherries, assorated chocolates, cookies, or cake pops.  Not everyone likes cake so if you provide other option guest can take what they like.  Good luck!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I think that will be fine especially if it is after a meal

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

I’d want 2. I wouldn’t take 2 if I knew there probably wouldn’t be enough, but I would want them!

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I think that is enough.  One way you could avoid running out is to have the cupcakes served instead of sitting out for people to grab.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I would try to cut corners somewhere and add some cupcakes. I’d be super embarrassed if all my guest didn’t get to have a cupcake. Other options, you could have the cupcakes served or offer a 2nd less expensive dessert. Pie??

Post # 14
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I would probably get at least 70 to be on the safe side.  It would really suck to run out.  I’d be disappointed if they ran out and I, as a guest, was left out.  And it definitely would help if you limit to one flavor.  If you have more than one flavor people will take more just to try the other flavors.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I would err on the side of 1.5 cupcakes per person. Some people, including children, may want more than one whereas some people (such as the elderly or the diabetic) may not want any. I think it’s risky to assume people will only want one each, especially if they are really good. By budgeting in 1.5 per person, you will account for those that want two and those that only wanted one.

I most definitely would not do a sign. If you really wanted to ensure 1 per person, you can box them up into favor-type boxes or containers and place one at each place setting OR use them in lieu of escort cards so each cupcake is labeled with their name and table number. If someone then wants more than one, s/he can get an extra from someone else.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I wouldn’t go lower than 1.25 cupcakes per guest, probably more like 1.5.

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