Post # 1
I’m a pretty good baker 🙂 toot! toot!…. so I’m thinking of giving cake slices as my favors. This bride is on a budget, but I don’t want my reception to look cheap…plus I could make the cake days before the actual wedding. Since I’m thinking my colors will be red and black I’ll be making red-velvet cake. Each slice will be placed in a cute little black box with our names and wedding date on it. I also plan to place the boxes on the tables as part of the decor. I think that would make a pretty good favor, that won’t just get thrown in the trash.
What do you guys think? Cheap or chic?
Post # 3
I think its a great idea. Especially if the cake is delicious 🙂 I went to a wedding where the bride used the cake boxes as place cards to get even more use out of them.
Post # 4
My gut reaction is that cake would likely get dry by the time it’s eaten. Also, are you doing cake at the reception?
Could you do some other baked cake favor? Like a cupcake? That would be more desirable as a favor vs. a piece of cake.
The slice of cake feels more like a doggie bag than a favor (no matter how yummy!)
Post # 5
Edible favours are AWESOME but something that’s sliced has a lot of risk of drying out. I’d go with cupcakes, cookies, or even the “in a jar” stuff (cupcakes and banana bread baked in a mason jar are the two I’ve seen) is really cute! What about little mini loaves or using the ultimate brownie pan to make tiny little cakes?
Post # 6
I agree the cake might be too hard. Consider how you’re giving it away? In a box? Boxes can be pricey too.
I’m doing my moms home made candies, and just wrapping them in tissue paper. Simple, relatively cheap, and it gets eaten and doesn’t just collect dust.
Post # 7
@mrsglb: I think this is a great idea! Maybe make some petits fours with poured icing so they don’t have a chance to dry out? I don’t think they will depending on how far in advanced you make them but just in case. I also bake (love it!) and thought about doing this but we’re having a semi destination wedding so I won’t be able to. I think as long as you’re okay with it and it won’t put extra stress on you, you should do it.
Post # 8
I would think the cake would get dried out sitting in the little boxes. That and what about people who don’t like red velvet cake. If sitting in a box a person may not know what it is until the pick it up. I would do either cupcakes or cookies or some other kind of desert favor
Post # 9
Cupcakes in mason jars! So darn cute!!
Post # 10
@tinarenee77: I love the cupcake idea!
I wouldn’t do cake, persay. I think baked goods are a great idea, but guests may be confused about why you’re boxing up cake and giving it to them (since that is a traditional part of the wedding anyways…eating the cake I mean). Maybe cookies or cupcakes…..or pie? Something to that effect.
Post # 11
What about red velvet whoopie pies? or Cake Balls/Pops? Instead of spending money on boxes, you could wrap them in clear cellophone wrapped with some red and black ribbon.
I agree that the cake might get dried out (and are you having a wedding cake? I think it might be odd to do cake as part of the reception AND as a favor)
Post # 12
I agree with everyone else, yes on baked goods, not so much on cake because of dryness factor. Maybe individual cakes or something in a jar like the cupcakes above?
I did cookies, froze them 2 weeks ahead of time, assembled 2 days before and they were excellent!
Post # 13
Thanks for the feedback…Maybe I’ll switch it to cupcakes instead of a slice. I don’t think it would get dry, but I won’t risk it. Maybe I’ll do some cookies too for those that don’t like cupcakes. THANKS!!
The cupcakes in a jar are really cute…but the jars might get expensive. hmmmm I’ll check that out too
Post # 15
First, if I had to do it over again, I would have skipped favors entirely. We did jumbo breakfast muffins. Don’t know how many hit the trash, but we did get a lot of compliments, especially from out of town guests that were hungry before brunch the next day.
Post # 16
@Georgia Bee: Boo! That would have upset me to see my hard work and $ in the trash.