Post # 1
So I have been introduced to a new and in my opinion strange and disappointing trend of couples saving their ENTIRE wedding cake to take home, rather than serving it to their guests.
Okay so picture this. A dessert table with a few dessert options but not nearly enough to go around to every guest. Also on display a lovely multi-tier wedding cake (and yes it is real through and through, no faux tiers). The bride and groom cut the cake, eat their piece and then refuse to cut up the rest and serve to their guests.
My DH and I left during the dancing and when I saw the bride mention the cake on her FB page I asked her “how it tasted” mentioning that I missed out on having a slice. She told me that they had all along planned on saving the cake for themselves and had no intention of serving it. I was a bit shocked. This cake could have served 100+ people! Apparently this is a new trend as she mentioned. Come to find out the entire cake went bad on their honeymoon so no one got any of the delicious cake at all. What a waste of money!
Have you been to a wedding that had a cake but the cake was never served to the guests? What do you think of this trend?
Post # 3
I have never heard of this and think it’s both bizarre and rude.
Post # 4
How bizzare~! Was it a big cake? How did they manage to eat a whole cake by themselves? Not a fan of this trend… What a waste of cake! haha
Post # 5
Whaaaat….I have never heard of this.
What’s the point?
Maybe order an extra layer if you want to take some home but this seems really strange.
What do you do with 100+ servings of cake other than freeze the whole thing?
Post # 6
How in the world can one couple eat an entire cake? It makes me sick to my stomach just thinking about it.
Post # 7
@honeyhalo: It was a two tier cake so I’m guessing could have served 75-100 or more people. The tiers were large not skinny.
@kes18: That is a good question. We had tons of cake leftover and we couldn’t finish it all. I don’t understand wanting to save the whole cake for yourself, that just seems beyond crazy.
It went bad over their honeymoon left in the fridge.
Post # 8
I thought the purpose of having a cake was to eat it! If they weren’t going to serve it to their guests, they could have saved some money by just frosting a box, with a small little cake on the top tier!
Post # 9
That is so silly! Why pay for all of that cake and not serve any to your guests. I’ve heard of saving the top tier, but the whole darn cake?!! That’s ridic!
Post # 10
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
WHAT. If I’m going to your wedding, I am going to eat some delicious dessert. Not cool!
Post # 11
@Treejewel19: That’s just weird and selfish. I LOVE sweets, but how could anyone eat that much cake without making themselves completely sick?
Post # 12
That’s pretty rude, especially if there’s no other dessert options for guests. I have never heard of this trend before, although I’ll admit I’ve been out of the loop since canceling my subscription to Selfish Bride Monthly magazine.
Post # 13
What the heck? I’ve never heard of that. Not to mention the thought of eating that much cake is just gross!
Post # 14
@bleusteel: LOL! There were SOME desserts. A few individual pies, lemon bars, cookies and brownies. However, it was not enough to go around to all the guests…rather just a few nibbles for a small number of people. I would say probably 25-30% of the guests would have to go without based on what I saw.
Post # 15
I’m betting there was no cake – just frosting around cardboard, or not enough cake to serve everyone. Maybe she was trying to save face or something? Definately rude
Post # 16
That’s very weird. Why anyone would want to keep a cake to themselves that could feed 100+ people is beyond me.
I wonder what they told the guests who were waiting for a piece? I assume some people were standing around watching the cake cutting and then waiting for their piece.