Thursday, June 2, 2011

It's a problem

I am Jewish. Yes, that means a religion. But, it also means a culture, and a mentality. And at the core, is a need to feed. A need to feed others. 

I had a conversation today with a friend, Debra, about an upcoming event we are hosting. The conversation went something like this:
Kara: I think we should do the cupcakes and french macaroons for dessert
Debra: Yes, great. How many people?
Kara: It should be right around 30 people.
Debra: So for 30 people, do you think like 6 dozen? (72) or is that not enough?  Maybe 8 dozen? (96). Let me know what you think.  I will get a variety of the mini dessert options...

8 dozen desserts for 30 people. And the problem? I agree. I think we need a non-Jew to weigh in on this one.

5 comments:

Debra Fiterman said...

Help us!! We have many talents but food estimation is not one of them...

Scorpicon said...

The number depends on other foods and the atmosphere of the event. if I've just had a filling dinner, I'm going to have only 1 dessert. If it's very informal and people are just snacking all night, then I might have 3 desserts. Though with cupcakes, they're usually pretty rich, so a smaller number will still go a long way. I'd say the 72 mark (total, right?) looks good.

Robyn said...

What kind of people are coming to your event? Are they the dessert eating type? Full disclosure I also suffer from this problem so I thought three desserts each sounded low. On the other hand I can help you bake.

Kara Frank said...

*They are going to be eating heavy appetizers...
*Yes, I think they are the dessert eating type (it's the fundraiser thingey we are doing)
*They are eating mini desserts, mini cupcakes, french macaroons, cake pops etc...

Rachel Rosen said...

As a 'half-breed' I think I have a better grip on these things. :-)

I would average 2 mini-desserts per person.

That is based on the assumption that there will also be a nice spread of apps.

I am sure people will have a nice time and g-d willing its no one's last meal!