Do I have enough cake? Should I get something else in addition to cake?

posted 3 years ago in Food
  • poll: Do I need more dessert? I have 100 people and 100 pieces of cake right now.
    Add more cake! (20-30 servings) (+$70-100 or so) : (8 votes)
    24 %
    Add 3 cheesecakes! (+$100) -36 sevings : (3 votes)
    9 %
    Add 4 cheesecakes! (+$132) -48 servings : (2 votes)
    6 %
    Add cookies or fruit pizza (+$295) -100 servings : (4 votes)
    12 %
    You don't need any more dessert : (13 votes)
    39 %
    Other (please comment) : (3 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 3
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    3519 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    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
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    551 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    @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 # 7
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    1871 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    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
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    606 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    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
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    1548 posts
    Bumble bee

    @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
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    2209 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    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
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    1287 posts
    Bumble bee

    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
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    3519 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    Since you have a main dessert already, the caterer should be able to give you a smaller size–maybe fruit for 25?

    Post # 13
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    1734 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 1998

    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 # 15
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    852 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    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
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    11772 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    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!

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