First, how many cupcakes should I anticipate making for sale per event. For example, this first event is expecting between 10,000-16,000 people (it's a huge kid-friendly event) so how many cupcakes should I anticipate making? Please keep in mind that I will be selling cupcakes, not sampling for free. As of right now, there are NO other cake/cupcake vendors selling cupcakes. I was thinking of doing some cupcakes, minis, and cake slices but I just have no idea how many to make of each.
Second, how should I structure my 10x10 booth? I have created easy-to-read menus and signage to hang on the back curtain (somehow) and will likely have two "cashiers" (operating out of little cash boxes). I plan to have several cupcake stands to hold the cupcakes and also display fake cakes for advertising. Each cupcake/cake slice sold will have my logo/contact info and will also get a business card. Because of all of this, I was thinking a table in the back with all of the cupcakes and stands (so that no one thinks they are free samples and just walk off with them). A table in the front with the cashiers, two tables on each side with display cakes and extra cupcakes. Any thoughts??
Thirdly, who should I be contacting to get the connections I need to be sure that I can continue being a vendor at these functions? (just thought I'd ask in case there's a trade secret
Fourth, if there are any tips you have gained from your experience in selling cupcakes at large scale events, I'd love to hear it. Oh, I plan to make large cakes (4-5 inches tall, torted, filled, and frosted) and sold by the slice. Any thoughts on how much you'd charge for those, regular cupcakes, and minis?
I know it's a lot to ask and I'd appreciate any and all thoughts. I've already read through all the threads I could find on anything similar and have learned so much! Thank you, CC family!