Cake! -_-

posted 2 years ago in Food
Post # 4
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528 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014 - Columbia, SC

lynnielou33193:  If you feel she is going to rip you off to make money, maybe you should search for someone more trustworthy. I was just letting you know that she will have all the details of the type of cakes you want/need, etc and may be the better choice for asking this question. 

Post # 5
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1237 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2014 - Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts

lynnielou33193: I agree with you. Most suggest more cake than you need. I needed a cake to serve 150 people. And actually I figured not everyone would want cake. My 3-tier cake was supposed to serve I think close to 75. It was a 12 in, 9 in, and 6 in. So I ordered a extra 8 in round (as grooms cake but it matched big cake) to at least serve 100 people. Thank God I didn’t order a sheet cake as well. Let me tell you…I had so much cake left it was ridiculous! Don’t get me wrong, only about 85 people showed up but still. Considering that my cakes should have served 100, I shouldn’t have had as much as I did left. I think bakers really believe you are cutting gigantic pieces for your guests when in fact you typically cut small pieces to fit on a small 5in plate. Here is my cake below. The bottom tier was leftover and so was the top tier (which was meant for guest consumption as we were not trying to save it because our baker gives us a new one for our 1yr anniversary).

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2014 - Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts

lynnielou33193:  my aunt cut pretty decent slices to try to get it ate but people just didn’t want cake.  So you have to factor in that some won’t eat it no matter what flavors you have, etc. And yes not everyone on my guest list showed up. At least 5 couples had something last minute occur. My wedding was also adults only…so that knocked a few out from attending last minute. 

We had a buffet dinner. Paid for 150 guests so of course I lost probably over a thousand dollars. Makes me want to harm people….joking! They just don’t understand that you are paying money per guest. No candy/dessert bar and no favors…but no one even noticed. It’s funny cause I’ve read that only brides researching weddings know about all those “extras” and its true. At least for my family who had a ball just eating, dancing,  and mingling. 

Also i would do whole sheet cakes not half sheets. I think whole sheets feed 45. So you could get like 3-4…Geez that’s a lot of cake but 4 would feed 180…And you could always adjust the size of the slices. I picked enough to feed the number of invited guests minus 50…to factor in those that wouldn’t show up and those who wouldn’t eat cake. But of course my day didn’t work out as expected lol. Hope my real experience was helpful, but I’m sure there are other brides that had different ones.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee

We must have an excellent baker because she suggested that we get a smaller cake, specifically because not everyone will have cake. However my FI ignored this because he just wants a ton of cake for himself. 🙂

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