(Closed) Cake Eaters???

posted 8 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

You could always have your actual wedding cake be smaller (i.e. not as expensive as a cake for 200) and have a sheet cake in the back somewhere. I’d feel kind of weird about not having enough cake to give a slice to everyone, even if they don’t eat it.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Ew that’s kind of annoying that she won’t do it. Cake snob! At least she’s worth it. Sorry, that was all I had to offer.

P.S. – Love the mini apple pie idea. Yum!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union

Wow, that’s shocking. Even Sylvia Weinstock will make sheet cakes!

What about a Costco sheetcake to supplement? I’ve read rave reviews of their flavors.

Post # 7
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604 posts
Busy bee

please send me a mini apple pie hahah sounds delicious! I was thinking about cake the other day and saying how it is such a waste sometimes to spend so much on a pretty cake and no one eats eat because by the time you get to the cake everyone is absolutely full. At my bf’s wedding, I barely touched the cake and all of the other desserts that were put out at the end of the night. I was looking at other tables and there was tons of food people hadn’t touched. it really makes me upset not only is it going to waste, but you paid for that too!

Post # 8
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Busy bee

Ps. Personally I would just rent a cute fake cake display and have a cheap sheet cake made in the back. For me, at the end of the day, the cake is the last thing I or my FH would care about.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

i would definitely make sure that you have enough cake for everyone, i’d be very upset if i didn’t get cake at a wedding! even if i’m completely full from dinner, there’s always room for cake.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

FI and I were both in a wedding in July.  The couple had planned on about 125, and had cake for 100.  Neither of us got any cake before it ran out.

It’s worth mentioning that the couple only did appetizers.  Maybe everyone was still hungry.

Post # 11
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604 posts
Busy bee

I wouldn’t mind not getting any cake as long as I got some other sweet treat to have with my coffee lol

Post # 12
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979 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I would eat all of your extra cake.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I would plan on getting a cake to feed the number of guests that RSVP’d yes.  It would be rude if everyone did want cake and you didn’t have enough.  And who knows, some people might want more than 1 piece.

 

We did have extra cake at our wedding, but it was fun to bring some home to eat the next day and 2 weeks later when we got back from our honeymoon.  We also gave some to our immediate families too.  So I liked having the leftovers!

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

We had about the same number of people at our wedding.  We didn’t expect most people to eat cake because we had heard comments from hubby’s side about not wanting to get up and wait in a big line, etc for cake that isn’t really that important to them.

But because we had cakes as our table centerpieces and it was right there in front of them, we had hardly any leftovers! My sister-in-law had trays of cake slices delivered to each of the tables and she had most of hers eaten too.

I would plan for at least 150, but I would also hate to not have enough cake to go around.  Personally, I LOVE most wedding cake, and given my druthers, would eat like 2-3 pieces- especially since I’m veggie and usually don’t get a huge dinner 🙂

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

oops, double post

Post # 16
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Honey bee

There is no way to predict. No matter what dessert you get, there will be someone who doesn’t like your choice but you can’t make your decision based on that dissenter. Whatever dessert you provide needs to be enough to go around for each guest. If you don’t think that the majority will eat cake or you aren’t willing to pay for a slice for each guest, then find a different dessert. Your favor choice is irrelevant. As far as cake is concerned, if the cake is good to begin with, it will be polished off. Some people will eat 2-3 slices while others won’t touch any, but that will happen no matter what the choice is.

Despite popular belief, the fake display cake with supplemental sheet cakes is not always cheaper. There is more work involved on the baker’s part since they have to ice two cakes, even if they only bake one. The bulk of the price goes toward labor, which decorating falls into. More work for any other industry equates to higher prices. If a baker does charge less for extra work, then they are losing money since they aren’t charging what their skills and labor are worth, which is how businesses go under, no matter how good their work may be.

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