I'm thinking of a sheet cake for my wedding…

posted 3 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

As a guest, if it tastes delicious, I would like it!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee

@mshummy:  I don’t want to be mean, but I literally cringed when I read your title. 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

It’s your wedding, you do what you want to do. If I was a guest at a loved one’s wedding, I wouldn’t care if they had a sheet cake. I’m doing mini pies; no one will be eating cake at my wedding. FI and I will have our own small cake just for the two of us but it’s pies for everyone else!

As long as the decoration on the cake doesn’t have a generic supermarket feel, you will be fine. The picture you posted is nice.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

I think that can be really cute! Especially if other aspects are non-traditional, why not? Plus I’m sure it saves a huge amount of money. We’re doing a smaller tiered cake with 1/4 sheet cakes to serve as well because it saved us so much! I love cake so any option that gets me a nice slice of cake is okay with me! One of my favorite weddings was one where they had lots of sheet cakes and we could grab a piece of cake all night long! I much preferred this to a wedding I went to that had a very pretty 6 tiered cake, but my slice was tiny and paper thin. Thankfully there FI didn’t like the cake because it was strawberry, so I ate his piece too! LOL.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I think it looks fine. As PP said I really don’t care what your cake looks like as long as it TASTES good. I’d rather someone did a well decorated delicious costco sheet cake than some of the overpriced 500.00 dry fondant coated cakes I’ve eaten. Gak

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

Its just more casual, which sounds like it matches your wedding anyway! Plus, who cares really, as long as it tastes good!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@mshummy:  We likely will have a small tiered cake for us to cut into and then serve sheet cake for the guests. I don’t think people will care as long as there’s cake!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee

We had a 2 tier cake for cutting, and served sheet cake to our guests (one vanilla, one chocolate).  I don’t really care if they thought we looked “cheap”, but if they did, no one said anything.  They had 2 options: tasty sheet cake (and it was tasty), or no cake, because I wasn’t paying hundreds of dollars for cake.  I opted for the sheet cake, and if they didn’t like it, there was no one holding a gun to their head making them eat it. Our cakes had plain white icing, no writing or decorations.  I have no idea if it was pre-cut by the caterer, or if they were brought out for people to serve themselves. (Hey, what can I say? I was too busy having fun to worry about that stuff. 🙂  )

 

 

 

Remember this: the people at your wedding are there to love and support you, not judge you.  As long as you are gracious and treat your guests like you value them, they will not care what kind of cake you have. 

 

 

 

Post # 12
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Sugar bee

As long as there’s enough for everyone, people will be happy.  I went to a wedding recently that served sheet cake and it was great.  I personally prefer sheet cake to traditional wedding cakes too.  

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

As long as the cake tastes good, I don’t care that it looks like!

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I’m likely going to have sheet cake as well but it won’t be out on display. I’ll have a round cake made for the cake cutting that will be gluten and dairy free so I can eat it. Then sheet cake for the guests. I can not justify spending a fortune on flour, sugar and butter just because it looks pretty. All set!

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

@mshummy:  How about cutting the sheet cake into two pieces – one smaller than the other, and then stacking them? You could make them rectangle or round (by using a plate and bowl as guides?). Seems like an inexpensive way to get a tiered cake, which might look more pretty than a single layer 🙂

Disclaimer: I’m not sure what a sheet cake is, I’m assuming it’s just a single layered rectangle cake, right?

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

We’re doing a small tiered cake (our cake is a french mousse cake and too heavy to more than about two tiers), and sheet cake (of the same kind of cake) in the back that will also be cut and served so there’s enough cake to go around.

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