Caila
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Cupcake / Cake

Caila, on July 6, 2020 at 7:03 PM Posted in Wedding Reception 0 25
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We are about to order our cupcake/cake for our reception...we have 310 guests. How many servings should we plan for? What have some of you done or planning to do?

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Latest activity by alicia, on July 13, 2020 at 10:55 AM
  • Melle
    Legend June 2019
    Melle ·
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    You could technically just do one cupcake per guest if it's something you're handing out and you only have one flavor

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  • Kristen
    Master November 2020
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    Ask your cake decorator because they are going to base pricing for the number of guests you have. A little trick brides do is they buy a cake for them to cut for pictures and then buy a sheet cake for the venue to cut and serve. Smiley winking

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    Champion July 2019
    Veronica ·
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    Is that the final rsvp number because you will want to base what you buy on how many people have rsvp'd that they are attending? Also, are you actually allowed to have that many people? That seems like a lot of people for a wedding during a pandemic. I know I wouldn't be comfortable attending any event with that many people so are you sure everyone you've invited is going to attend? I would plan one piece of cake or one cupcake per guest.

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  • Caila
    Devoted August 2020
    Caila ·
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    Yes. That is my final number.. I live in Iowa and we are full capacity here. If people don't want to attend, then they don't have to -- it is their choice. We will have sanitizer, 6 ft tables, and if guests want to wear a mask they can. Thanks for your concern tho.

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  • Caila
    Devoted August 2020
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    Yes!! That is exactly what we are doing Smiley smile Def saves on price!

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  • M
    VIP January 2019
    Maggie ·
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    I would definitely ask your cake baker's advice. Sometimes it's 1.5 per person for cupcakes, to allow for some to take more than one (especially if there's more than one flavor).

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  • Caila
    Devoted August 2020
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    I will do that! We are planning to have a few different flavors Smiley smile

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    Champion July 2019
    Veronica ·
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    I hope you've given a warning to your guests that there are going to be that many people at your wedding. I would be so uncomfortable attending an event of that size.
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  • Caila
    Devoted August 2020
    Caila ·
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    I don't need you to come on here and be negative, please. If you don't feel comfortable, then don't attend something like that? Not everybody has the same views. Nobody has to attend my reception, but I also cannot put my entire wedding on hold for something we don't know when it will end. In addition, cases in Iowa are steady, deaths are staying at 0, and hospitalizations are going down. People know that we are going to be having a large wedding, so if they don't want to come then they don't have to -- we will understand and respect that. But like I said, this was a question about cake and cupcakes not what you are comfortable attending. It's a good thing you're not invited to my wedding then!! Thanks.

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  • Jana
    Master October 2022
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    Allow for at least 2 servings per guest. Some people won't touch them and others will take more than one, and it's always better to have too much than to run out.

    Make sure that you can purchase a sheet cake before you decide to go that route since some grocery stores are not making them at the moment with the pandemic, including Costco. Also, if you did do the sheet cakes, no one will care if they are cut in front of the guests. One of the best wedding cakes I had as a guest was a grocery store sheet cake (3 or 4 separate flavors) cut in front of guests so they could choose which they wanted, which kept the cake from drying out and was easier to transport any leftovers. Guests actually went back for 2nds and 3rds in that case since there was enough to go around. But if you have sheet cakes, don't get a 3 tier cake just for pictures. FInd a cute single tier and cut that.

    If you do cupcakes, offer forks for those who don't want to mess up their makeup with frosting, etc.

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  • Caila
    Devoted August 2020
    Caila ·
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    Yes! I will be checking with my baker first (I plan to call tomorrow) Smiley smile We have found a super simple 7" single layer cake for us to cut ($20!!), so I think we will go that route.

    Good call on the forks for cupcakes too -- I wouldn't' have thought of that. Thank you!

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  • V
    Champion July 2019
    Veronica ·
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    I answered. I think 1 per person. All I'm saying is I think it is dangerous to host such a large event. I have heard about Iowa's numbers increasing lately, but if guests are comfortable attending that's fine. I just hope no one gets sick.
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  • Caytlyn
    Legend November 2019
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    Our baker suggested 1.5 servings per person if you’re doing different flavors. It worked perfectly for us.
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  • Caila
    Devoted August 2020
    Caila ·
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    It is the deaths and hospitalizations people should worry about. Which are decreasing and deaths are 0. Guests don't have to attend, like I said. My mom is a nurse and if she thought I shouldn't be having this she would tell me. We also have an ER doctor (and his son is getting married 2 weeks after us) and other doctors/nurses attending. We would never know if somebody gets sick if it is from our wedding. We can't feel guilty either as it was their choice to attend. Nobody is forcing them.

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  • Caila
    Devoted August 2020
    Caila ·
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    Did you do cupcakes or cake? Thank youSmiley smile

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  • Kristen
    Master November 2020
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    Girl yes and I hope your venue does not charge a cake cutting fee. I hate that ha ha ha. I see some people suggest more when they are not wrong too because I can down some cakes. I wonder if the place you are working with, the cupcakes are cheaper? I am not sure if Sam's Clubs are popular but they seem to still be doing cakes or cupcakes so you would get the cake from the place you want and then get some cheap cupcakes to serve too which may avoid the fee. Hey even I like Sam's Club or Walmart cake ha ha ha.

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  • Erin
    Expert August 2020
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    I did 100 cupcakes and a smaller two tier cake for 150 guests.
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  • Caytlyn
    Legend November 2019
    Caytlyn ·
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    We served full size cupcakes!
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  • Molly
    VIP September 2020
    Molly ·
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    I'd go for 1 serving per guest, with about 50 extra just in case. I baking a small cutting cake and them making one cupcake for each guest plus and extra 10 or so since my guest count is only 50 now.

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  • Krystal
    Just Said Yes April 2021
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    Amen sista
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