When our cupcake-making friend fell through, we were five months out with no dessert booked. After briefly considering taking it on myself (I make 30 cupcakes from time to time… how hard can 150 be??) and then being, thankfully, talked out of that by my fiancé, I started doing research.
We ultimately decided cupcakes were still what we wanted. Cakes are beautiful, but expensive, and they bring in extra expenses: cake cutter, cake cutting equipment, plates, forks, and time. Cupcakes are cute, easy, less expensive, and don't involve too much extra planning or equipment. Cupcakes allowed us to have many different flavors and options, which worked well since our tastes are so different.
After researching some local Cupcakeries and doing some price comparisons, I ended up settling on a small restaurant that had its own catering company. Though they'd done desserts for a while, cupcakes were a new thing for them. We went in for a tasting and consultation, and walked out assured with our decision. They were so flexible with us, and so willing to offer tips and suggestions.
We decided on four different cupcake types with fillings and frostings, plus a six inch cake for cutting. They'll provide delivery and setup, and all we have to find is a stand, which I'm already thinking about DIYing (I love this map-covered stand !)
150 cupcakes at $2 apiece = $300
6 inch cake = $25
Setup and delivery = $85
Total cost: $429.50
Anyone else going to cupcake route?
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