What's your opinion on cutting cakes?

posted 3 years ago in Food
  • poll: What should we offer?
    Stick with just pies : (25 votes)
    66 %
    Offer cake as well : (13 votes)
    34 %
  • Post # 3
    9137 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • 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
    5812 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2010

    @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
    2065 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    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
    7929 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • 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 # 8
    490 posts
    Helper bee
    • 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
    405 posts
    Helper bee

    @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
    405 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    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
    804 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    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 # 13
    47 posts
    • Wedding: May 2013

    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.


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