Post # 1
My Fiance and I will be getting fruit cake made by his grandmother for our cake. Since most decorators don’t decorate other peoples cakes, we have decided to cut it up and put it in favor boxes instead of cutting it that night and handing it out. We will have a styrofoam cake with a real top layer instead.
Now my question is, should we still get favors for the guests or will they take the cake as favors instead? Normally you would get cake and favors but will the presentation of our cake be good enough that it can be a favor? They will be in brown boxes alternating with brown or green ribbon. There will be a metal “thank you” or “love” tag on each.
So what would you do in this situation?
Post # 3
Absolutely! Personally, I think edible favors are the best, and its sweet that its a “family recipie!”
Post # 4
I think it is an awesome favor! Your guests will appreciate that it is homemade
Post # 5
It is ok, I do think most expect cake as part of the wedding traditionally, like the cutting and serving. The only thing I would suggest is to time its distribution late before the wedding ends cause I can see people expecting cake and digging into them while still at the wedding in those favor boxes.
Post # 6
Sounds good to me! I was considering having some other type of dessert with dinner and having our cake boxed for guests as favors. Just make sure the boxed cake is given to guests as they leave… so they don’t eat it at their table, LoL.
Post # 7
This will remind the older guests of what they used to do at weddings. Everyone was given a piece of the wedding cake (which was always fruitcake) to take home.
The single women were supposed to put it under their pillow. It was said that they would dream of the man they would marry.
Post # 8
Wow, thanks gals! i really appreciate your opinions. I’ve got a couple options, we’re having cheesecake for dessert that may or may not be placed on the tables from the start of the night. If I choose not the put the cake boxes on the table I can stack them all pretty like on a table for people to take on their way out!
Post # 9
@JavaBean: Sounds like a fine idea to me! Can I ask where you’re getting metal thank you and love tags?
Post # 10
@Sking: Thanks! I’m getting them at Michaels, they come in packs of 25 or 50 I think.
Post # 11
@JavaBean: Nice. Thanks! We’re doing cupcakes as favors, so I may have to check this out.