Is it more cost effective to do cupcakes or cake? We are serving 100 people.. if you did cupcakes how many did you get per person and how much of a flavor variety? My fiancé has basically 0 interest in planning except tasting the food so I need opinions.
I’m also stuck between this decision. I know I want a cake but I also want different desserts and there is a cupcakery in my city that does liquor infused cupcakes so I’m considering it. I reached out them and was advised to get 2.5 cupcakes per person. Less if you’d be having other desserts. It seems much cheaper than a cake.
We are doing cupcakes (but we will have a small 6 inch cake at the top to cut). We are doing 1 1/2 cupcake per person & have 5x flavors. Choc PB cup, red velvet Bavarian Oreo, pink champagne, coconut vanilla, & lemon raspberry. We also will have little bags.
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Hahaha. We did 1.5 cupcakes per person, assuming some would eat none, some would eat one, and some would eat 2. If it’s an even guest count, that multiplies out to a whole number. If there’s an odd number of guests, we rounded up to the next whole number. It does sound funny though 😂
The question is what kind of cake are you comparing to cupcakes? As soon as you stack tiers of cakes, the price goes up a lot. If you wasn't sheet cake or individual round cakes on separate stands (pretty stands at varied heights can look really nice), you're probably around the same price as cupcakes. The wedding I went to this weekend had cupcakes in four flavors, and they must have gotten 3 per person. There were so many left over! If you go that route, I'd do 1.5 or 2 per person.
Oh ok, haha. All I could picture was literally a half cupcake displayed...I know, silly.
We did a small cutting cake for us & then cupcakes & cookies for everyone else. Personally I think cupcakes are just easier. As for cost effectiveness - will you have to pay someone to cut a cake for you? There is oftentimes a "cake cutting fee" from either a venue or a caterer. If not, cake might be a cheaper alternative. Or if you have cupcakes its already in individual servings and you may only need napkins vs plates depending on what kind of money you wanted to spend on that. We also did the 1.5 cupcakes per person and then a cookie or two a person I think. Cupcakes are also fun because they do allow for different flavors
Cupcakes remind me of birthday parties... we are just doing our 4 tiered cake for dessert. But I have been to a wedding where they had cupcakes and there were SO many left over. Some of the older crowd prefer cake over a cupcake.
I am doing both. I am getting gluten free cup cakes made (36) of them for my kids. Then 84 cup cakes and probably a 2 tier cake now that I think of it. We don't need a 3 tier. I expecting about 80-90 people and I always think I want to have more than enough than not enough in my mind. Sam's club has the best prices that I know of by far =)
I am a huge fan of cupcakes... for any other occasion. I like wedding cake and for only 100 people I think they would be nicely priced. If you have multiple cupcake flavors people want to try more than one. Most people don't take more than one slice of cake.
We knew we didn't want a traditional wedding cake; really expensive, most of it gets wasted, etc. But we also don't want cupcakes. I see so many of those throughout the year with birthdays, graduations, anniversaries, etc. that I couldn't envision them for my wedding. Basically not special enough.
So, we're getting a small cake (1 tier) for the cutting ceremony, and then we'll have a dessert table with: chocolate mousse, fruit tarts, s'mores tarts, and a few other things. We're going to order 3 pieces per person, just in case. It's still going to be cheaper than a traditional wedding cake.