I get commissions mostly for cupcakes and cakes by word of mouth currently. Cupcakes have been quite frequent and I am starting to thankfully move away from box mixes and work with adjusting cake formulae of my own based on what I learned in school.
My question relates to breaking down a cake recipe for 1 dozen or even 6 cupcakes. I seem to get a lot of orders where people do not want the typical 24 that a box mix creates or they want 12 of one flavor and 12 of another. In adjusting the base formula, I'm finding that, as expected, ingredients that started out a small in the first place such as salt, extracts and baking powder are minimal amounts in the broken down versions.
Because of this, is it typical to require a minimum order of say 2 dozen cupcakes? If I was working with the broken down to 1 dozen or half dozen cupcakes would I adjust the minimal ingredients in any way to make them work out?
Thanks in advance and I apologize for my lack of terminology.