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post #1 of 16
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My friend is having 24 kids and 50 adults to her son's 1st birthday party.  She had wanted a cake, a smash cake and cupcakes with a monster theme.  I suggested cupcakes and a smash cake and her reaction was "my in-laws are not going to want to eat cupcakes.  They will want cake."  Are cupcakes a kid thing?  Last I looked Georgetown Cupcake did a booming business on adults.

 

I am going with her wishes, though, and making 24 monster cupcakes and a large monster cake for 50 people.  If I have leftover batter I will add the smash cake as a surprise.

 

Do adults not eat monster cupcakes?  It's a 1st b-day party, after all.

post #2 of 16

Maybe she thinks cupcakes will be too messy for adults, or that they will have to use their hands instead of a fork??  I don't know.  Just a guess.

 

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post #3 of 16
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Liz, I bet that's why, they want to not be messy.  Good thoughts!

post #4 of 16
I'd much rather have a slice of cake than a cupcake! Maybe they are just traditional?
post #5 of 16
Cake usully has a filling and are less dry. Cake for me!
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post #6 of 16
For some reason, folks just love the idea of a birthday cake to cut for everyone, and to have for photos.
post #7 of 16
It could also be a generational thing as the inlaws are grandparents. Honestly I cant picture my grandmother eating a cupcake. Some people don't know that cupcakes have come a long way from being a "child's treat".
post #8 of 16

74 people invited to a first birthday party? Wow.

post #9 of 16
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Yes, they are Italian.  She's spending a small fortune.  They had about 200 at the Christening and 300 (invited 350) at the wedding.  I made her wedding cookie favors...

post #10 of 16

I love cupcakes and prefer them...I think older people just like more traditional things, like and actual cake that can be cut into.

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post #11 of 16
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Originally Posted by therealmrsriley View Post

It could also be a generational thing as the inlaws are grandparents. Honestly I cant picture my grandmother eating a cupcake. Some people don't know that cupcakes have come a long way from being a "child's treat".

I vote for this :nodding:  In my husband's family cupcakes are not considered "real" cake.

post #12 of 16

Isn't it funny.  I notice that it is always the cupcakes that disappear first at groups I attend, and they are usually with older people.

post #13 of 16
i love cup cake better.
post #14 of 16
Every party I attend cupcakes are expected... if they aren't there, it's MAJOR disappointment. My 95 yr old great aunt loves them (especially the mini's). Her & her boyfriend think they are better than a slice of cake any day.
post #15 of 16

I actually have the opposite reaction as well, but I think it depends on the cupcakes.

Mine are almost all filled, and usually minis, they are pretty dainty in comparison to a standard cuppie or slice of cake. People seem to love being able to have more than one flavour, not needing a fork or plate, and for the older generation there is a bit of a novelty to it.

 

That said, large cupcakes, especially just plain cake with a swirl of frosting, don't seem to go over as well.

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