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How to inform guests of available flavors at cake table

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
So I'm making 150 cupcakes with three different flavors ths weekend. Wanted to know of a nice and elegant way to let the guests know of the available cupcake flavors.

Any suggestions/photos of you guys have done?

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post #2 of 8
Some little signs placed into a few of the cupcakes indicating the flavor would be good. I've seen this done before at candy buffets, and as long as the little signs are classy and fit the decor it looks very nice.

If the cupcakes are easy to differentiate by color (white for vanilla, brown for chocolate, green for lime) then put corresponding signs in a couple of each color.
post #3 of 8
If you do signs, may I suggest putting them near the back of each flavor group. That way folks don't have to reach past/around the signs and they're more likely to stay in place for most of the event. (Signs near the front always seem to get moved at my parties.)
post #4 of 8
For buffet tables, I got to the dollar store and get picture frames (with stands in the back of them). I use acrylic paint to color them in keeping with the wedding scheme, print out flavors and display the sign on the buffet table. I can't tell you how grateful servers at these places are because all they need to do is point to the sign instead of reciting all three flavors and fillings to each guest.
post #5 of 8
You can do the placecards or use one 5 x 7 frame to make a menu. Even if it is only three flavors, you can name the flavor and add a description that will help with allergy alerts. At the bottom you can add the allergy disclaimer for your bakery. I use an ornate silver frame. I also have a variety of placecard holders. It's whatever the client prefers. I also have the silver frames that hold a business card. They can stand on their own or on a tiny tripod.

For my buffets ( and I bundle in the little 3-flavor events), I employ a graphic design artist to make appropriate cards. These are beautiful and completely coordinate with the event. They are usually several pieces of layered card stock with beautiful fonts, ribbons, and a colored crystal.
post #6 of 8
You can do the placecards or use one 5 x 7 frame to make a menu. Even if it is only three flavors, you can name the flavor and add a description that will help with allergy alerts. At the bottom you can add the allergy disclaimer for your bakery. I use an ornate silver frame. I also have a variety of placecard holders. It's whatever the client prefers. I also have the silver frames that hold a business card. They can stand on their own or on a tiny tripod.

For my buffets ( and I bundle in the little 3-flavor events), I employ a graphic design artist to make appropriate cards. These are beautiful and completely coordinate with the event. They are usually several pieces of layered card stock with beautiful fonts, ribbons, and a colored crystal.
post #7 of 8
Thread Starter 
Thanks guys for the suggestions!! I too was thinking of buying a picture frame and printing out the flavors on card stock and placing them in the frame.
post #8 of 8
And just make sure you don't end up in one of those situations where the staff serves everybody with "whatever you get," thereby defeating the whole point of having more than one flavor available.

If you have advance photographs of what each flavor looks like, they might look good in your signage (and make it resistant to scrambling)

James H. H. Lampert
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Web site: http://www.hbquik.com/jamesl

Flickr "baked goods" set http://flic.kr/s/aHsjvZvdTh

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