Post # 1
We tried the wedding cake at our venue the other day. I had my heart set on going with the standard cake they offer b/c it is the lowest price ($450), but it was super icky sweet (yellow cake with buttercream icing). Our only other option without getting into higher prices is chocolate with chocolate icing, which was delicious, and we’d probably save money by cutting out a grooms cake. I’m fine with this, but my mom is horrified – she thinks I am going to get icing on my dress and ruin it, not to mention have big chocolate stains on any pictures taken after the cake cutting. Has anyone else had a chocolate cake or had this happen to them? What would you do?
Note: I do have the option to bring in my own cake from an outside vendor, but would thn have to pay a $1.50 per person “slicing fee”.
Post # 3
If you go with the cake from your venue could you do half and half? That way when you cut the cake you can cut into the yellow cake and not worry about it getting on your dress? Then when you sit down to eat you could put a white towel or even just the napkin down over your dress and just be extra careful while you eat the chocolate? While it may be too sweet for you some of your guests may like it. (I know I’m a bit weird, but I don’t like any form of chocolate.)
Also, I’m not sure how detailed your cake is or how many people it needs to feed, but our cake was only $300 so it may be possible to find a better tasting yellow cake elsewhere and with the slicing fee still come out to the same amount of money.
Post # 4
I wouldn’t worry about ruining your dress – I would be upset if even white icing got on my dress I think you are going to be careful either way – go with the cake you love!!!!
Post # 5
on my wedding i had a cake made for my little brother because it was his birthday and i got icing on my dress.. but after sending it to the dry cleaners.. about a month after the wedding my dress came back like new no stain..
good thing the icing got under the flappy thing on my dress otherwise you’d be able to see a better picture
oh and there’s a pic of his cake
Post # 6
sorry here’s a better pic hopefully
Post # 7
if you are concerned about getting icing on the cake during the cake cutting… you could always cut a slice, place it on a plate and feed one another with a fork.
I like the idea of doing half/half…is that an option?
Post # 8
mrs tamez — lol you didn’t say BLUE cake… that’s a riot and the pictures are a priceless memory!
Post # 9
Get the chocolate cake. You’re an adult woman and, when eating your slice of cake, I imagine you’d use a fork and eat off a plate. As long as your FI and you don’t do the cake smash you’ll be ok.
Post # 10
Get the chocolate cake that you love and don’t worry about the dress. Unless you’re eating it with your hands and using your dress as your napkin, there isn’t anything to worry about. Make sure that the cake tastes good because guests remember that long before they remember what it looked like. They will remember anything that tastes bad.
Post # 11
We had three tiers on our cake. Bottom and top tiers were chocolate cake (with chocolate chunks baked in the cake –yum!) and the middle tier was lemon. The icing was raspberry buttercream throughout and the cake was decorated with fresh strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries. I didn’t even consider that I would get cake on my dress and ruin it for the pictures. We were most concerned with having the best tasting cake. It was damn good! So good, in fact, that after slicing into the bottom chocolate tier, we went back for a slice of the middle lemon tier. I did not get any cake on my dress and I wasn’t being careful either. On the other hand, I had already managed to splatter two very small spots of barbecue sauce down the front of my dress. A little club soda later and you could notice a thing.
Bottom line: get the cake you like the best and don’t worry about getting it on your dress!
Post # 12
what is your favorite cake?? go with your favorite, and if it’s chocolate, then you should get it! just make sure when you feed each other, you do so carefully. you’ll be fine – don’t settle for gross cake! that’s the one part of the meal you know you’re going to definitely get to eat!
Post # 13
Um. . . I think I’m missing where your mother’s concern is coming from. I would go with the chocolate cake, people will like it and you won’t have to spend more money on the cutting fee. Unless you get food all over yourself with alarming frequency, in which case by the time cake cutting rolls around you’ll probably already have dinner on yourself, you’ll just be careful when near the cake. You’re already conscious of the risk and will probably be extra cautious.
If the worst does happen and you get chocolate cake stains on your dress any photographer can photoshop those out in thirty seconds!
Post # 14
I’d say get your favorite kind of cake, if you liked chocolate, then do that! I don’t think there’s any reason to avoid a cake just because you think it will get on your dress. Of course, I’m not “cake smashing” kind of person, so I don’t know how you’d actually get cake on your dress. Just be a little careful and you’ll be fine!
Post # 15
I’d get the chocolate, unless you have another favorite. Use forks and don’t do a cake smash and just be sure to cover up with napkins.
Post # 16
Yum, chocolate! Now I want cake!