Post # 1
Not sure if I’ve posted about this before buy here we go.
FI hates cake. Almost all cake-but one. We’d tried so many (so many) that I figured if we ever got married I’d pick out what I’d like and he’s just glare at it-like he does all cake.
Well, at a co-worker’s birthday they were serving cake and he was shoved a slice on a plate and he picked at it. I don’t know what possesed him to try it but he did and he loved it. I was overjoyed. CAKE!! It’s been the cake for every occasion ever sence.
A local bakery makes it-and FI only likes it when THIS bakery makes it. We’ve tried other bakeries-I’ve tried making it. I don’t know. Something about their light creme filling.
We went in to talk wedding cakes, and wanted to know if they’d doa custom order. Nope. They do wedding cakes-but this isn’t one of their choices. They only serve this cake like this:
I present the pink champange cake:
They’ll make it in all white, or white and pink. They’ll make us different size rounds to place on a non-stacking cake stand and will charge us normal bakery prices-but it’s not going to look weddingy. My fsil thinks its ugly.
FI says I can go on and pick a “pretty” cake and it’s ok. I really want us to both enjoy our wedding cake-and fondant isn’t that important to me in the long run.
So that’s the story of our wedding cake.
Anyone else having a non-wedding cake as their cake?
Post # 3
why don’t you do that as a grooms cake for him?
I personally didn’t care about cake flavors because I’m 99.9% certain we won’t get time to eat more than a bite of it anyways. I think it’s silly to get an ugly (sorry!) cake just for him when he’s likely only going to have time to have a few bites.
Get the pretty wedding cake, maybe this for a grooms cake if you have the $ for it and call it a day. At the end of the day, the cake is 1. to look pretty and 2. for the guests to enjoy, although I have never eaten the cake at a wedding to be honest. and I LOVE cake – I just love dancing and drinking more!
Post # 4
Can you get a “wedding cake” and get that as the groom’s cake?
Post # 5
Why don’t you just order a traditional wedding cake and order this cake in the size of just a top tier and use it as your cake for when you do the cake cutting? I might do something similar since I can’t have gluten and a full size gluten free cake will be costly. Do a regular wedding cake and then have just a small gluten free cake for the cake cutting/my dessert!
Post # 6
Neither FI or I are huge fans of cake (or sweet things in general) so we not having a ‘wedding cake’ exactly. We will have two different non wedding (hopefully home made) cakes that represent our tastes so the people with a sweet tooth are happy. One big Lemon Meringue Pie (his) and a Red Velvet Cake (me) The main show for after dinner will be a massive cheese board with lots of various cheeses from our home town, crackers and chutneys/Jams (like Quince)
Post # 7
Thought of that-it was shot down. Grooms cakes are not popular around here, and FI doesn’t see the point in having “two” cakes. I had to show him posts on weddingbee about grooms cakes to prove it was a real thing!
@jny1179: This…now this is a good idea. Though that might look just as wierd. Pretty cake and a top layer of pink champange
Post # 8
@MissFireFlower: Ask them to back the cake in rounds and provide their frosting/filling. It isn’t difficult at all to stack and frost a wedding cake, so long as you’re careful. You can look up some pretty simple tutorials on youtube for small 2 and 3 tierd cakes. Do you guys know anyone who likes to bake who is going to the wedding who might help you out with this?
Post # 9
PS- I issue you a challenge to try making this cake just once at home to see if your Fi likes it. 🙂
Post # 10
@Asia: they’re adament about no custom orders…though unfrosted is another good idea. I do like naked caked and they’re not hard to stack.
edit: tried and he didn’t. Something about their filling and the frosting they use on this cake. It’s not an option in their wedding cake menu
Post # 12
I’m personally not all that interested if something looks “wedding-ish” enough. I’m more of the mindset that if I like something AND it will work for our wedding and budget, I’m doing it regardless if someone feels that it doesn’t fit there idea of a wedding.
Fiance and I are going to probably have my aunt bake cupcakes (she makes really yummy baked goods!) for our wedding and then a small cake she calls “The Worlds Best Chocolate Cake” for us to cut and share for photos because, dammit, it really is the worlds best chocolate cake and that’s what I want to eat at my wedding.
As long as something fits into your idea of a wedding (even something as small as your future husband enjoying a pink cake that doesn’t look like a traditional wedding cake) I would worry a lot less if it doesn’t fit someone elses “wedding mold”.
Post # 13
@MissFireFlower: Okay, so my sister and I did the same basic thing regarding cake at our weddings. I had a 3 tiered display cake and she had several small cakes for display set out (they did get cut up and served out). But those cakes weren’t enough for everybody. We actually went to a local bakery and ordered a bunch of triple chocolate bundt cakes that the catering team cut up and served at the wedding (we never displayed those). Worked great for us.
Post # 14
I would go for the cake in white as you and your FI seems to have a story with it! Also, I do think it can look nice with a bunch of them on different sized cake stands!
As for my wedding cake, I’ve decided to do it myself!
Post # 15
I would definitely order it in white, and maybe after the bakery delivers it you could have someone… alter it a little? Like spread the frosting on top around to make it look less… piled? I’m not sure, lol. If you leave it plain it wouldn’t be the end of the world at all, but it’s so lame that they’re not cooporating with you at all! Bummer.
Post # 16
Call me crazy, but I think that cake done in all white, in different or even all the same sizes, on a multi layer or cascading cake stand would look beautiful.
If that is frosting on the top, you could ask them to leave it off the top cake and use a cake topper of your choice.