How Many Mini Cupcakes Per Person For A Party

How Many Mini Cupcakes Per Guest

There are many reasons for this, but for me, the most exciting reason why you can not just add a few more mini cupcakes than your total guests is the fact the well presented mini cupcakes look so nice that we just want to try one - and even if you are not a cake person or watching what you eat - you say to your self - "oh - they are so cute, not too big" I can just try one!

How many large cakes should a get for a big crowd - mini cupcakes are certainly more economical than traditional cakes.

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In fact, you will find that they are really popular at all parties, picnics, wedding shower or whatever your event. People will come back for another one, and I have seen people putting 3-4 on a plate (particularly if you have 3 or 4 different nice-looking varieties) and sitting down to enjoy them with a coffee or tea. They also add them to their dessert as mini desserts.

Catering cupcake for a big group this article is a good starting guide, plus our top tips for catering for a large crowd is well worth a read. It has lots of different resources including how to plan for a Large Group at a Family Reunion.

Mini Cupcakes Per Person Serving Number

Now let’s examine why you should serve an amount up to 2-3 x the number of mini cupcake(s) as people in your large group event you are catering for.

1. Kids - if you have a large group of kids they will just eat these small cupcakes until some tells them to stop.

2. If you have a lunch or dinner - people will often have then as a side to their dessert, and then go back for another 1 or 2 when they are having an after-dinner drink - or a tea or coffee to wrap up the evening - so right there it is very easy for people to consume 2-4 minis.

Even at a birthday party, the adults may add a spoon of cream and almost be as bad as the kids, so make sure you have many servings.

How Many Mini Cupcakes Equal A Regular Cupcake?

How Big is a  Mini Cupcake?

There are mini cupcakes and big cupcakes. A mini cupcake is about 1/3 the size of a regular cupcake (Not a Jumbo Cupcake - they are another story)

Mini cupcake Platter
Mini cupcake Platter

How Do You Calculate Mini Cupcakes Per Person?

You calculate by taking into account the type of guests and event you are running - see below for some scaling up or down depending on the type of event you are running and the type of cupcake you are making.

The minimum number of mini cupcakes per person I strongly recommend is 2 for each guest.

Here are some examples and see our handy table below for exact quantities of mini cupcakes for 10,20,50,75 and 100 guests.

How many cupcakes do you need for 100 guests?

For normal cupcakes for a company award, you need to have 100 - 1 for each guest. Now if you are serving mini's then you need to have a minimum of 200. What I would also say - 200 mini's look much more impressive than 100 regular cupcakes especially if presented nicely on a cupcake display.

I would also note that a small cupcake can be used with a stunning effect on a dessert table when you are serving waffles for a big group. The chocolate flavor, and whipped cream that works for a dessert bar, also works for extra toppings on cupcakes.

How many cupcakes do you need for a wedding cake or tiered cake?

For a 12 inch base you will need 20-25 mini cupcakes and then 16 on the next layer, 9 on the next with 6 on the top - so for a 4 layer tiered cake (cupcake tower) you would need 50-55 - I would order 60 just to give a few extra. [insert photo]

What is the average size of a Mini Cupcake?

A mini cupcake is approximately 1.75oz ( 36g) without any topping. A Regular or standard cup cake is about 3 inches in width (diameter) and is around 4 oz(110g).

How many Cupcakes does a Box make?

A regular box of cake mix will make approximately 75 mini cupcakes.

How many Mini Cupcakes Per Person for Different Events and Occasions

How many cupcakes per person should be ordered?

  • Mini Dessert Buffet - 1 mini cupcake per person because there are other choices of mini sweet treats
  • Thanksgiving - 2 per person
  • New Year - 2 mini cakes per guest
  • Dessert bar - 1 per person
  • Wedding - 3 per person
  • Baby Shower - 2 per person
  • Picnic - 2 - per person
  • Tailgating - 1.5 per person -

How Do You Store Mini Cupcakes?

How far in advance can you make cupcakes for a wedding?

Using the method above you could make the cupcakes 5-6 days before and frost them up to 2 days before.

Wedding Tiered Cupcake For A Big Wedding
Wedding Tiered Cupcake For A Big Wedding

What is cheaper wedding cake or cupcakes?

Typically a well-presented cupcake display - say as a tiered cake will be cheaper than a similar tiered wedding cake. If they are decorated well with fancy frosting - and I would suggest they would make more of an impact than an expensive wedding cake. A lot of people will top the cupcake tower with a 4-inch wedding cake that the bride and groom keep.

How many mini cupcakes will one can of frosting cover?

One can will cover up to 75 mini cupcakes or up to 25 regular cupcakes.

What Ingredients Can You Put In Mini Cupcakes?

You can have almost an unlimited amount of flavor varieties, creative ingredients to incorporate, and topping ideas for mini cup cakes.

How Many Cupcake Flavors For A Wedding

I would advise that you need a minimum of 2 and preferably 3 cupcake flavors for a successful wedding tower cake made of mini cupcakes.

Most Popular Mini Cupcake Flavors for 2021

  • Chocolate
  • Vanilla
  • Strawberry
  • Lemon
  • Cheesecake

Most Popular Mini Cupcake Toppings

  • Candy
  • Chocolate Chip
  • Cream Cheese
  • Strawberry
  • Shaved Chocolate
  • Buttercream

Guests get the perfect portion with fewer leftovers with cupcakes. You can choose traditional-sized, extra-large, or mini cupcakes. Not sure how many to order? A good rule of thumb is that each guest will eat two cupcakes, especially if presented nicely on a cake stand.

A Handy Mini Cupcake Quantity Table for 10,20,25,50,75 and 100 People

Small Cupcakes For 10 People
Small Cupcakes For 10 People

How Many Mini Cupcakes For 10 People

For A Party of 10 People, you need 25-30 Mini Cupcakes

At a Wedding or Baby Shower, you need 30 Mini Cupcakes for 10 Guest

How Many Cupcakes - Mini for 20 Guests
How Many Cupcakes - Mini for 20 Guests

How Many Mini Cupcakes For 20 People

For A Party of 20 People, you need 50 Mini Cupcakes

At a Wedding or Baby Shower, you need 60 Mini Cupcakes for 20 Guests

How Many Cupcakes - Mini for 25 Guests
How Many Cupcakes - Mini for 25 Guests

How Many Mini Cupcakes For 25 People

For A Party of 25 People, you need 75 Mini Cupcakes

For a Family Reunion of 25, you need 75 Mini Cupcakes

Nicely Present Mini Cupcakes for 50 people
Nicely Present Mini Cupcakes for 50 people

How Many Mini Cupcakes For 50 People

For A Large Group of 50 People, you need 125 Mini Cupcakes

At a Wedding with 50 Guests, you will need 150 Mini Cupcakes

How Many Mini Cupcakes For a Wedding of 75
How Many Mini Cupcakes For a Wedding of 75

How Many Mini Cupcakes For 75 People

For A Big Group of 75 People, you need 220 Mini Cupcakes

At a Wedding with 75 Guests, you will need 225 Mini Cupcakes

Mini Christmas Cupcakes For a Family Reunion
Christmas Mini Cupcakes For a Family Reunion of 100 People

How Many Mini Cupcakes For 100 People

For A Big Group of 100 People, you need 250 Mini Cupcakes

At a Wedding with 100 Guests, you will need 300 Mini Cupcakes

How Many Cupcake Flavors For A Wedding

I would advise that you need a minimum of 2 and preferably 3 cupcake flavors for a successful wedding tower cake made of mini cupcakes.

Most Popular Mini Cupcake Flavors for 2021

  • Chocolate
  • Vanilla
  • Strawberry
  • Lemon
  • Cheesecake

Most Popular Mini Cupcake Toppings For 2021

  • Candy
  • Choclate ChipCream Cheese
  • Strawberry Swirl
  • Shaved Chocolate
  • Buttercream

Guests get the perfect portion with fewer leftovers with mini cupcakes. You can choose traditional-sized, extra-large, or jumbo cupcakes but it is much harder to predict how many to get?

Not sure how many Mini Cupcakes to order? A good rule of thumb is that each guest will eat two mini cupcakes, especially if presented nicely on a cake stand.

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