Post # 1
We are doing a variety of pies for our wedding instead of cake. I want to have a small (6 inch)cake for FI and I cut into and also to put our cake topper on. We are having a table with the deserts displayed on them at the reception. My question is will having the cutting cake out there make the guests think that there is going to be cake as well? It’s not something that is done often in our area and I didn’t want to confuse the guests. Should I have some sheet cakes made up in the kitchen so if people want that they can have some or just stick with what I really want and just serve pie? We are also going to be having a s’mores bar after the reception by the campfire. Or is it not anything that anyone is going to notice?
Post # 3
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
@MelBan: Why don’t you cut a pie as well? Your guests will wonder why you get to have cake but they’re only being offered pie.
Post # 4
@MelBan: Use a sturdy pie like pumpkin and a lighter topper. Or get one that is has meringue and have the baker hide a stand under the meringue that can hold a heavier topper. Or use a banner topper like these
Post # 5
Honestly if a guest wants boring wedding cake when they are being offered pie they are ridiculous. We are having a sweet table of all sorts of amazing desserts. We bought a cupcake stand that holds a small cake to cut on top. It also holds a few dozen plain cupcakes. It will be added to the sweet table if guest really want one, but I sort of consider them more decorative and expect to be left with a lot of extra cupcakes even though we only bought enough for a third of the guests. We weren’t going to cut anything at all but my fiances grandma offered us to use the knife she used to cut her wedding cake. It is beautiful and we are sentimental so we couldn’t say no.
I think it would be adorable to cut a pie, but you’d have to have the right topper and the whole concept would be more rustic and not sure if that is what you are going for at your wedding.
Post # 6
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
I’d find it weird that you would cut the cake in front of your guests and then have no cake for people to eat. Plus, I hate pie. I’d really miss the cake.
Post # 7
@mgbser: I completely have my heart set on something like this:
I feel in love with the set up before anything else with the wedding, just with a smaller cake. Once we found out we were able to get married at a summer camp it fit perfectly!
@mrsSonthebeach: I’m sure we will have some people that prefer cake but luckily so far everyone we have talked to is really excited about it! We plan on having 4-5 different kinds made from our local orchard.
Post # 8
- Wedding: March 2013 - Callanwolde Fine Arts Center
@MelBan: If your heart is set on it, then just do it. I would have the venue slice up the cake and have it available on the table if people prefer cake over pie. Plus you won’t have an entire cake leftover for you and your new husband to eat (which may or may not be a good thing).
Post # 9
@MelBan: I LOVE THAT!!!! Go for it! Personally I like cake better than pie, but if both options were available, I’d go for both!!! 😀
Post # 10
I went to a wedding once where the bride and groom cut a cake just for themselves, but we were all served something else (strawberry shortcake maybe?)… Anyway, I was honestly a little put off by it. But it in no way ruined my experience, so if that’s your dream, and you can’t afford a kitchen cake for people, then everyone will get over it.
Post # 11
I like the pie cutting idea. It does seem weird that you would do a big show of cutting something you’re not going to let the guests eat.
Post # 12
@oneyearout: The cost isn’t anything that is stopping me from doing it, it just seems like something else to have to plan for on the wedding day. The only thing that the venue does not do are the desserts, (except for the s’mores bar), so it would just be something else I need to figure into the situation.
We are giving the guest lunch and dinner on the day of the wedding and breakfast the next day. I didn’t know if we needed to do more to make sure everyone has a dessert there that they will like.
Post # 13
I really really like the look of that pie table setup pic you posted. But I do think some guests may wonder why you cut a cake and then there’s no cake? In the picture though, there is a wedding cake in the middle, what about a simple one tier cake or a mini wedding cake in the center of the pies?
At the same time, many people dont eat cake. We had a full dessert table and after we cut our wedding cake it was put on the dessert table for people to take, and I think we were left with practically half a cake!! But if it were up to me, I would have the pie table and still have a small cake for those who like cake and not pie.