Post # 1
Ok, I am right at 100 people exact for my reception.
My cake order is for 100 slices exactly.
Do you think that’s enough or do I need more? If so, how much more? My cake is $3.50 a piece without an additional layer (don’t know how much is possible to add to it without another layer). Some might not eat any, but some might eat more than one.
Another option I thought of was to add in some whole cheesecakes from my caterer ($33-$35 each). How many should I order? There are 12 pieces per cheesecake. I couldn’t imagine needing more than 3-4 (36-48 servings).
My other option was to do something else through the caterer (cookies with milk shooters or fruit pizza) but those are done per person so I’d be spending $295 because they will do 100 of them. That seems like a bit of a waste. Other options are brownies, chocolate covered strawberries, cheaper but still done per person and about $150.
What would you prefer? Additional cake would be about $70-100 I’m guessing. Cheesecakes additional $100-130 or so. Other desserts (per person) would be $295.
I should add that I am trying to hit an amount with my caterer because then I get $500 off so going through the caterer will actually not be any additional money. The cake would be.
Post # 3
I’d say keep the amount of cake you have and add a fruit display of some sort. That’s usually less expensive than baked goods, and some people just don’t like really sweet things. Melon, berries, and pineapple would make a nice after-dinner tray.
Post # 4
@kes18: honestly, the past few weddings i didn’t even get dessert!! i forgot! haha. you should be fine, not everyone will eat cake!
Post # 5
@MrsLongcoatPeacoat: Thanks. That is something to keep in mind. Caterer does do a fruit display, the problem is they do it per person. So it’s $295 and we are talking a lot of fruit. So it just seems like a waste to me. Perhaps I could talk to them about doing a smaller version of that for the dessert table though.
Post # 6
@amandasouthcarolina: Sometimes I do that too (usually because I’m too busy drinking and dancing to notice)! Although one of the last ones I did eat 2 pieces of cake
Kind of why I was leaning towards the cheesecakes. $100 isn’t much more and it goes to meet my catering goal. The ones that are done per person seem so wasteful because I know there are not going to be 100 cookies or 100 pieces of fruit pizza (love that stuff!) consumed in addition to the cake.
Post # 7
Can you not bring in homemade items? Maybe bake some cookies with your family and add them to the cake table? That could be a cute idea!!
PS we got the 1.5 pieces of cake per person by the suggestion of our bakery and ended up with a crap load of leftover cake!! I never eat cake at weddings but we went ahead with the larger cake because it was prettier lol.
Post # 8
I think you’re fine. I’ve never gotten more than 1 slice of cake at a wedding and I’ve heard that at lot of ppl don’t even eat it.
If you’re worried, you can get a sheet cake. The caterer can cut that if you run out.
Post # 9
@kes18: could you ask the caterer for a small top cake that could feed an extra 10 or 20? I don’t think u need a WHOLE extra layer. Just sometimes a buffer is good especially for sanity s sake. If not I’d just leave it the way it is. If the cake is plated and served u can ensure everyone gets a piece
Post # 10
I also think you’ll be fine as is. I always eat my cake, and usually FI’s cake…(haha – he’s not a cake guy) but there are a lot of people out there who don’t love cake or aren’t into sweets in general.
We’re having cupcakes and ordering 1.25 per person, but that’s probably going to be a bit of overkill…
Post # 11
Tradition here where I live is a cookie table. Family/friends bake cookies and are displayed on a table for guests to enjoy different types of homemade cookies. We are having one at our wedding. It’s become a custom here.
Post # 12
Since you have a main dessert already, the caterer should be able to give you a smaller size–maybe fruit for 25?
Post # 13
The vast majority of people who came to ours didn’t eat cake. We had a ton left over (even accounting for the fact that we had extra).
Most people will have one piece of cake at a wedding – for fear of having too much, usually, and leaving others out.
Post # 14
@SaraP2012: I am doing homemade sugar cookies for favors! Forgot about that….so maybe I should nix the cookie option.
@babypearls: I could ask my cake person. My baker is not the same as the caterer. That extra money would come out of my pocket. Probably why I was leaning to fitting something into the caterering bill!
@DomesticDiva: Thanks! I would just feel bad if someone wanted cake and didn’t get any!
@MrsLongcoatPeacoat: Yes, that might be a really good idea! I think I am going to check with them to see if they can do a smaller fruit display alongside the cake. 100 servings of fruit would be complete overkill
@CookieCreamCakes: Good to know! I’ve definitely had two pieces before but I usually wait tell it looks like everyone who wants one has been up there before I grab another.
Post # 15
Not everyone eats it so you should be ok.
Ive never heard of cake per slice before! Cant they just cut the peices a little smaller to eek it out?
Post # 16
Only like half of our guests wanted cake. But at a pretty awesome wedding, there were TONS of cookies in favor boxes at the tables! So they got around paying the caterer $2-3/pp for them! And there was cake, too!