You probably noticed my cupcakes are offered in two primary sizes – jumbo and mini. Yes, the cupcake craze is in full force, but most places focus on the “standard” size cupcake. While the standard cupcake has it’s place, I think the jumbo and mini sizes offer an even greater range of possibilities.
For me, the jumbo cupcake is perfect for small and medium size dinner parties or gatherings. They are great for sharing (I’m huge fan of family style meals for dinner parties – it’s an easy ice-breaker) and allow guests to try more than one flavor. At approximately one and a half times the size of a standard cupcake, they have a few more bites than the regular cupcake but a few less than a full piece of cake. And, if we are all honest with ourselves, we always want a few bites of that second cupcake…
As for the mini, it is great for large gatherings such as open houses, holiday get-togethers, office parties, bridal and baby showers etc. You can offer guests a wide range of flavors and, since each is only two or three bites, everyone can feel free to taste without the guilt. I have found women (and my Granddad, if I’m being honest) in particular enjoy minis. They don’t count against the diet when they are little, right?
Don’t get me wrong, the standard cupcake definitely has it’s place and I do offer them for large orders. I think they are great as an easy portion control at kids parties. A bunch of mini cupcakes might create a kid backlash. And standard cupcakes are easier for parties held at venues like bars and restaurants where sharing can be a challenge – splitting a jumbo in the middle of your favorite dive bar just doesn’t seem so appealing (don’t act like you don’t know the kind of establishment to which I am referring.)
For the most part, the jumbo or mini will work for all of your occasions. And the best part, they come in all the flavors. So be sure to think of Kristina’s Confections for your next event… start planning your flavor choices now!