Post # 1
My cake will be a hit. I already am obsessed with it. When I was new to wedding planning I saw this picture and I instantly loved it. I really wanted to give out the cake that’s left… to guests! (obviously they’ll have it for dessert and I want to box up the rest to give away)
I love this box too!
Now … i did mention it to my cake baker and she said that I should not give her cake because it will not taste the same the next day. …
BUT I have heard from a couple people that waking up the next morning to cake is their favorite part.
What do you think?
Post # 3
Cake is cake!! even better the next day after a night of dancing and drinks! I think it’s sweet gift for guests to take home. What else are you going to do with all that leftover cake??
Post # 4
I agree! I mean, when you bake a cake at home you don’t eat it all in one day! It will be just fine, and I think thats a great favor.
Logistically thought, think about how you would get all the cake boxed up and put on the table before the guests left. AND you would have to *plan* on ordering double the cake you normally would, because you would need enough cake for each person twice (once at the reception, and once to take home)
If its going to be a favor, you need to have enough for every guest.
Post # 5
When we were little my parents would always bring home wedding cake for myself and my siblings. They tucked it under our pillow (wrapped) and we were to dream of the spouse we were to marry. I’m unsure about this strange custom but as a kid, I and my sis & brother certainly loved eating the cake the next day and…well… I still do. Eat the cake that is, not sleep on it.
Post # 6
My parents always used to bring us a piece back when we were little.
Now, FI and I are going to have a cake buffet with cake boxes for favors. And really, its not your bakers choice, its yours!
Love those boxes… do you know where they are from?
Post # 7
What does your baker expect you to do with that leftover cake if you’re not allowed to eat it that night? Let the clean up crew binge after the reception clears out?
Pack it up, send it home! Why waste a good thing???
Post # 8
I feel like I never get the wedding cake at the wedding so this would be a nice treat to go home with. Who knows, it may be mmore of a midnight snack than next morning treat for your guests. I would also worry about not having enough for everyone to have a slice at the party and one to take home though. Maybe you could provide the boxes as an option for left overs but not an actual favor.
Post # 9
oh my goodness one of my friends gave her YUMMY amaretto and hazelnut cake out to guests as a favor and it was delicious TWO DAYS later!! I was out of town and brought it home and my sister ate it and was asking for more because it was still so moist and so good….
Post # 10
I haven’t seen that only because the cake is usually completely devoured before the end of the reception. If it is left behind, it’s either a flavor that no one likes or it’s dry.
As far as the information your baker has given you, that is false and she knows it. There isn’t a person on the planet who given a cake can finish it in one sitting/day and there’s usually some leftover the next day or 2 days down the road and it does not turn bad or dry out. I have had frozen cake that tastes dry after it finishes sweating from the thawing process but a freshly baked cake, whether from a grocery store bakery or homemade, 99.9% of the time is still good and fresh 1-3+ days later. However it does need to be kept in an airtight container. At the same time, there are cakes (usually frozen at some point during the baking process) that dry out within an hour or more of cutting them, which is why you don’t want to cut the cake before dinner and then serve it afterward (not to mention, it does not take that long to cut because it sits around the majority of the time waiting to be served after it is cut).
What you are planning is perfectly fine. Your guests will certainly appreciate it because who doesn’t like cake the next day? That was actually quite common during Victorian England where the whole superstition of the wedding cake being given to single ladies (rather than actually being eaten) to put under their pillows to dream of their future husbands comes from.
Even if you did have leftover cake, does your baker seriously expect you to toss it straight in the trash? People would only do that if it was bad to begin with. Honestly, if it were me, I would find a different baker asap because this one doesn’t seem to be a good match for you with false information, shady practices, etc.
Post # 11
i think this is a nice idea and i have eaten wedding cake the next day and it was yummy! of course, it would be hard to wait – id probably juts devour it in the parking lot
and love the little box – so cute!
Post # 12
Wow, thank you for all the replies! I am not sure where that box is from! I just know that the minute I saw it I saved the picture for inspiration … I feel like it was on MarthaStewartWeddings.com or something. I will have to google to find boxes or maybe my baker has some. I will let you know!
I actually heard that myth before! That’s so cool Rallise that’s so cool that your parents did that with you! I love it.
I know that we have plenty of cake, plus a buffet with desserts and also tableside desserts – I love sweets … it’s the thing that I had to “over-do” for my wedding! Not sure how much will be left over … I am not sure how much guests will even eat!
I guess it’s hard to predict this …
I do love leftover cake. After birthdays my moms famous huge chocolate cake is eaten until everyone is sick haha.