Post # 1
How much of your wedding cake ended up going uneaten? If you had a lot left over did you save it all or only save the bit for your anniversary? Are there some brides who had too small of a cake?
We had a destination wedding with 54 guests. I almost, ALMOST, opted for the 4 tier cake of my dreams, but after months of a nagging feeling I ended up ordering us a one tier sheet cake with icing flower embellishments. Boy am I glad that we got the smaller one! I was warned that the sheet cake would feed only 30-35 people, but in the end not even half had been eaten. If we had gotten the 4 tier cake we would have had at least 3 tiers left over! Of course we couldn’t bring anything home so it all went to waste 🙁
Post # 3
We had a small cake for ceremony purposes and then a petite dessert buffet. Many people complimented on having an assortment of small sized desserts (chocolates, cheese cake slivers, pie slivers etc, tarts, etc) and did not serve the cake. A few specifically said they dont like wedding cake and usually eat it just so they can tell the bride they ate it! 🙂
At ym SILs wedding last year we brought home 2 of the 4 tiers of cake (and the largest one was inedible since it fell on the floor so really only 1 tier was eaten at a wedding of about 170)
Post # 4
I’m interested in the responses. My mom and FMIL went to the cake appointment with me… they insisted that I order 4 tiers (one to freeze and not eat for anniversary). I was like, hey mom, let’s save money! But no, it’s tradition and you don’t mess with tradition. I also don’t like how they figure out how much cake to get. 1.5 slices per guest or whatever. Um no, each guest can have half a slice because that’s how much they eat anyway. I cater and I’m always throwing away 3/4 slices of cake in the trash can! Haha 🙂
Post # 5
We had cupcakes and a small cake. We wanted to save the small cake anyway but had a lot of cupcakes left over since at the last minute there were a few people that couldn’t come anymore. We gave some to our immediate families and ate the rest though so it didn’t seem like a waste.
Post # 6
All of our cake was gone at the end of the night; we had three different flavors (one in each tier), and I was really looking forward to having three pieces of cake (lol) but I only got one. 🙁 My husband only got one piece, too, and we didn’t even get any to take home with us for our first anniversary. Sigh. It was so disappointing.
Post # 7
We had a 4 tier cake and ended up with 90 guests. We actually had a separate “top” that was hidden in the kitchen, so the full 4 tiers were cut. I thought we would have a ton left over. My parents said there were about 5 slices left, and they took it home and it was gone the next day. I think there was a 6 inch, 8 inch, 10 inch and 12 inch layer.