(Closed) Baked Goods as Favors…good idea???

posted 7 years ago in Favors
Post # 3
553 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

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
7174 posts
Busy Beekeeper

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
10851 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

@oracle: Ditto.

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
4755 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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
458 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@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
6826 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

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
288 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Cupcakes in mason jars! So darn cute!!

Post # 10
1314 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

@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
1820 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

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
2538 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

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 # 15
1701 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

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
288 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@Georgia Bee: Boo! That would have upset me to see my hard work and $ in the trash.

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