Post # 1
So, if you have say a multi tiered cake with different flavors in the tiers, how is it served out? Do you cut some from each flavor and ask guests individually which particular flavor they want? Do you cut one tier and serve it out until its gone and then the next one, so the first guests get whatever the first flavor is and remaining guests get the other flavor(s) as the cake is cut?
What are the logistics?
Post # 3
Great question. Our cake is being cut right before the first dance and then the “open party” starts, so I was thinking of having a buffet style table with cake and having the DJ announce cake is available. Because lots of people will probably be up from their seats at that time. Flaw of this plan is I heard lots of people won’t go get it if it is on a buffet.
Anither idea is to have servers go around with trays sort of like appetizers and have slices and forks for folks, they can choose their flavor. I don’t love that idea though, lots of people could get missed.
A final idea, maybe I will have them set 8 slices out at each table so the table can decide amongst themselves who gets what flavor. That way it is on people’s tables when they sit down to take a breather from reception activities.
Or a combo of the ideas… Serve those still at their tables and have extra on a buffet table. Really interested to hear others’ ideas.
Post # 4
Your caterer should be able to take care of that for you if you have one. I’ve always seen it done so that the cake is cut all at once, and the different flavors are put out in sections on the table with signs telling guests what each flavor is, and they come up and choose one. If the cake is being served to your guests, then yes, they would need to be asked.
Post # 5
@Wonderstruck: Yes, this is what I’ve always seen. I can’t think of a wedding I’ve been to that did it differently… I’ve been to showers where the cake was either yellow or chocolate and the waiters “took your order”, but at actual weddings, it’s all cut up and set out for people to take whatever flavor they want.
Post # 6
I had mine cut and set out on a table because my venue charged $3.00 per slice to actually serve it to people at their tables. It ended up that me, my mom and a couple aunts, brought it around if we noticed people weren’t getting up to get it, but we’re known cake pushers at every event, haha.
However, I’ve also seen it dished up on trays and brought around for guests to choose which they’d like.