RENT A CAKE?! YAY OR NAY!?!

posted 3 years ago in Food
Post # 2
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9949 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

Badnesa49r:  how do you return an edible item?

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall

As a guest I would prefer to eat my own new uneaten piece of cake.

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

This seems like a lot of effort and money for a pretty looking cake to cut for pictures. How are you supposed to make the edible portion and put it in the cake form so it looks even? That seems quite difficult to me. Why not just cut the sheet cake that you’re serving to everyone?

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

Badnesa49r:  Are you referring to is a cake that isn’t edible but looks like a regular cake with sheetcakes in the back for serving or are you referring to a cake where the lower larger layers are fake and the top layer is real cake? 

I like to see couples cut the cake so if it is fully a prop, I’d skip it and have a single layer cake to slice with sheet cakes in the back.  If it does have a cutting layer I think it is fine as long as the lower prop layers are in good condition.  

 

Post # 8
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607 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I’ve never heard of renting a cake but I do always hear about ordering a smaller, nicely decorated tiered cake for pictures and cutting the cake and then serving a sheet cake to guests. But this idea is pretty cool and definitely something I would consider if I needed a cake.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

This seems like marketing for the company. A new member saying “lots of couples do this” and linking to the company twice already? Fishy.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I don’t think it’s worth the trouble, honestly. What kind of wedding are you having? Formal/traditional? Lots of guests?? We are foregoing a cake for small desserts like mini cupcakes, macarons, pudding shooters and s’mores (our venue has a bonfire pit). We are cutting a jumbo cupcake for pictures. We’re not really pastry/cake people so this makes everyone happy.

FWIW, we are having a semi-destination wedding with 60 guests max (hoping to land around 50), and they’re all family and close friends. So we’re a little more lowkey and informal.

Post # 15
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261 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I just looked at the cakes. The majority of them are really poorly done. I would just get several small cakes, or a small tiered and sheet cakes. That would be about the same price as the rental one.

Post # 16
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535 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

If you’re buying a cake that is fake and just for shows, and then a real cake to eat, that seems like you aren’t saving money you’re wasting it.

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