Post # 1
We had decided to use a baseball themed cake for the groom’s cake, but then over the weekend, FMIL suggested cheesecake instead since my FH loves it so much.
We had decided on this cake that serves 40 people for $80. (FYI: We’re expecting no more than 80 people at our wedding. Also we do have a wedding cake already picked out.)
But then I thought about the cheesecake idea and started looking around at the Cheesecake Factory website. This is his favorite, and it only comes in 10 inches that is pre-sliced (12 slices). It’s $47.
So I was thinking definitely get this one, but 12 slices isn’t very much. Do you think I could slice it again to make the pieces a lot smaller?
Also, I was thinking about getting 2 more smaller cheesecakes. I could get 2 original cheesecakes or 1 original cheesecake and something else. These are 7 inches, and they are NOT presliced. The run about $25 each.
Which cheesecakes would you pick? Should we stay away from the cheesecake idea altogether?
Post # 3
Keep the cheesecake idea! My FI and I would do it in a second if we had access to a Cheesecake Factory, but unfortunately, we don’t have them here in Canada. I would go with one of the caramel pecans, since it’s his favourite, and then two of the original cheesecakes. After all, they’re ALL delicious!
Post # 4
Wait, does cheesecake factory do designs on cake?? And I love cheesecake. Keep the idea!
Post # 6
I much prefer cheesecake.
I prefer cookies actually, but people love their cake.
I say get one of the fancy cheesecakes (turtle) and 2 of the original. Or maybe just 1 original. A lot of people don’t like cheesecake or would just prefer to go with the normal wedding cake if they eat dessert at all.
Post # 7
If you’ve already got the regular cake picked out and this is just for the groom’s cake, totally do a cheesecake, especially if it’s his favorite.
I’d pick the turtle and a regular. Or the turtle, regular, and chocolate. Key Lime cheesecake might be good, but I don’t know how many people will go for it at a wedding.
Post # 8
@bRooklynRocks: They don’t. They used to, but we actually considered this idea and contacted Cheesecake Factory. They said they don’t do that anymore even for extra cost. :/
I think the idea is awesome for a groom’s cake; not everyone likes cheesecake, but that won’t matter because you’re not doing it as your regular wedding cake. Very cool idea that adds a personal touch to your reception!
Post # 9
We did cheesecake and it was so good. We did a plain, cookie dough, and strawberry amaretto.
Post # 10
I think you could safely go with the Cheesecake Factory slices and cut them in half again. The slices on their own are much larger than a typical slice of wedding cake. And along with one or two more of the smaller ones, you should be able to feed a fair number of people the cheesecake in addition to the wedding cake.
Post # 11
As a person who HATES cheesecake, I’m going to say cake. Not everyone likes cheesecake.
Post # 12
I honestly don’t love cheesecake either, but since we’ll be having a wedding cake, I was kind of thinking why not? Our cake isn’t anything exotic either…just a white cake with vanilla cream filling and buttercream icing.
He loves cheesecake, and I guess it’s “his” cake, so we’ll probably do it.
I’m thinking the caramel pecan one and then probably two original. I ordered two cakes stands today that are 5 inches high. Then I’ll probably order a taller one and put the caramel one on it.
Post # 13
@penguinsaremyfriends: That looks really cute! I don’t even like cheesecake, but that cookie dough one looks yummy!