Depends on the exact size of a "mini-cupcake" in this iteration. So my "4" is kinda arbitrary . . .
2011-03-12 08:03 pm (UTC)
I should read the whole thing.
My sister-in-law made a dozen red-velvet minis last week for five adults and two kids, plus as many mini-eclairs. I scaled my eats based on what everybody else ate. Three was plenty satisfying.
Five different, and compelling [ginger? mango? lime?], flavors would invite sampling one of each. I'm confident thought that if you had five stock flavors, they would be uniformly good so I wouldn't feel like I was losing an opportunity by only noshing three.
2011-03-12 08:05 pm (UTC)
Re: I should read the whole thing.
Oh, that's a good point. More flavours means more opportunities to taste.
Is it scary that I have a lot of experience with this? I know that if there aren't an unlimited supply, but there are other nibblies, I've wished for a third when I've eaten two. And if I buy a box of six assorted ones on the way home from work, I don't eat all six but I make pretty good inroads unless dinner is already sitting there in the crockpot.
I would WANT three, but I would do better with two. Would have to pick the flavors carefully. Would probably wind up splitting with other people. YUM.
What flavors in this hypothetical situation?
Chocolate, lemon, mango, apple-raisin, and white cake with either strawberry or raspberry (the person who is making that one has not decided yet).
But that would be three of the incredible ones no longer made by Whiskey Bits: Chipotle with Mole Icing, something amazing with Vietnamese Tea Icing, Injected with Rum, etc., etc. Just a smaller version of a twinkie would not tempt me to eat three.
I would eat how many I could get away with because I really like cupcakes. But if you had five flavors I would confine myself to one of each flavor, unless eating that many made it seem like someone else at the party was going to miss out.
Heh. If I am hosting a party, odds are very low that anyone is going to miss out on anything. Except possibly fridge/freezer/cooler space.
I never get cupcakes, so I might go somewhat more nuts than my answer indicates, but I hope not.
I'd try one of each flavor, provided they were about the size of the mini-cupcakes sometimes seen in grocery store bakeries: Mmmmmm!
I said five 'cause of the five different kinds.
But I really don't know and it would depend on, y'know, what else there was to eat, etc.
I answered two, but my actual answer is "two or maybe three, unless there were enough tasty-sounding flavors that I'd want to eat more than that to try one of each." I'm semi-picky about dessert flavors, though, and more for savory things than sweet.
From the list provided, for example, my answer remains "two or maybe three."
2011-03-13 01:35 am (UTC)
Three but I'd probably try to score a bite (or at least a sniff) of the two flavors I didn't eat.
I tagged 'zero' because I'm on a painfully low fat diet. If the cupcakes have *not* been made with that in mind, I probably can't have one. If they *have* been made with that in mind.... well, have you ever eaten a fat free cupcake?
I have not. Thank heavens.
I do not have a sweet tooth and one traditionally sugary mini-cupcake with traditionally sugary frosting is just about the perfect size for me.
I tend to want other desserts, because in recent years my experience is that cupcakes tend to emphasize the frosting at the expense of making sure the cake itself is good. I don't expect that you would do that, but presented with a plate of cupcakes and also with (say) one of cookies and one of fruit, plus some savories, I would probably go for the cookies without stopping to think about it and remember "Mrissa made these, they won't be bland vehicles for too much sugary frosting."