Cake dilemma

posted 2 years ago in Food
  • poll: What would you do?
    Stick with the provided cake : (8 votes)
    62 %
    Spend the money on a cake from a different bakery : (3 votes)
    23 %
    Other : (2 votes)
    15 %
  • Post # 2
    Member
    14 posts
    Newbee

    That a tough one and I think it all depends on your budget!  For my first wedding when we went to the tasting I was in love with the cake.  Taste and presentation.  I went to the venue the day before and was unimpressed with the cake and on top of that when they moved the cake it slipped and someone stuck their fingers through it!  I was not happy.  The quality of it on our wedding day was not as good as the tasting.  I am an avid baker too….With standards that are probably higher like yourself.  I decided to make my own cake.  I knew I wouldn’t be happy with anyone else doing it and I more than likely wouldn’t get what I wanted!  So I believe it comes down to what YOU are comfortable spending!

    Post # 3
    Member
    253 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    If you’re into it, you could circumvent the cake cutting fee by doing wedding cupcakes! I know it’s not for everyone, but with specialty, gourmet cupcakes out there these days, there are so many options. And honestly, the cake is probably the least important part of the meal to most people. I always find that the cake people choose is no good. You can budget for 1.5 cupcakes per person so if someone wants just one, they can have one, and if someone wants to go for two, well they can do that too.

    You could have a cake topper or small two-tiered cake for the decorative purposes and then have cupcakes of the same flavor for everyone else.

    That’s just my 2 cents.

    Post # 4
    Member
    14 posts
    Newbee

    Agree, plus not everyone wants a sweet treat right away, so they can take it with them when they leave for a midnight snack.  That’s what we’re doing.  I didn’t want to worry about the hassle of having to serve cake.  The last wedding I went to I looked around and no one hardly ate their cake!!!

    Post # 5
    Member
    889 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2015 - On a Cliff Overlooking the Bay, Florida

    We are doing a Cupcake tower because the last 2 wedding i attended only half of the wedding cake was touched and the rest was trashed…… SO we decided to do Cupcakes and orded White Chinese take out boxes for guest to take one home if they wished. Does this exclusive cake vender do cupcakes? You can mix it up with a couple different flavors!!

    Post # 7
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    108 posts
    Blushing bee

    Our wedding package included a wedding cake as well but we already known we really wanted a cake from a certain bakery so we communicated this to our venue. They were really awesome and let us switch out the cake for chiavari chairs which usually required an upgrade in the package. It saved us money in the end since the provided banquet chairs they had were terrible and we planned on upgrading anyway! Would your venue allow you to use the cake credit toward something else that you would want? <br />

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