Post # 1
Because of budget limits, we’re having a small 2 tier round cake (6 and 10 inch layers, I think) made by a friend of my dad’s, plus costco sheet cake that will be cut in the back. It’ll all just be white or chocolate.
The lady making the small round one said that it will feed about 20 people, and suggested we serve it to the head table + parents’ table. (Side note: Neither my mom nor I have ever actually heard of a “Parents’ Table” – who sits at it? Besides the obvious four parents….)
However, we’re leaning towards doing a sweetheart table, so our wedding party and their SOs would be spread out. So … what do we do with the cake?
We’re planning to have cake delivered to tables, so everyone will get a piece, and we should have just enough … so I don’t think we can get away with not serving it. Help!
Post # 3
At my sister’s wedding no one got the “real” cake! They cut it, took a bite, and just brought rest home to munch on the next day. She served Costco sheet cake to everyone 🙂
Post # 4
Yeah… I’ve been considering that. We’re expecting like 120-130 people, and each sheet cake serves 50 … so 2 sheets plus the ‘real’ cake seems like it would work out perfectly!
Post # 5
I don’t think it really matters who gets what cake, as long as 1 person at a table doesn’t have double chocolate mudcake with coffee buttercream while everyone else at the table has sheet cake, just because it would be really obvious, gotta keep the illusion, haha. So I’d say real cake to the sweethearts table and the table/s that your parents and/or bridal party are sitting at, then sheet cake for the rest. 🙂
Also I think your baker probably meant the table with the most family on it as the parents table. Although with the amount of step parents we have we could probably have a full table of parents!
Post # 6
Our “parents” table was basically our parents and our grandparents. Immediate family basically.
We did a small cake that fed about 30-35 and then sheet cake for 150, but we only had 125 people at our wedding. We fed EVERYBODY the sheet cake and served the small cake at the wedding party+family brunch we had the next day. It wasn’t a fancy brunch–just “hey we’re opening gifts, if you want to come by and eat, come!” and had oj, leftover cake, and bagels. Oh, and coffee =]
Keep in mind a LOT of people don’t eat cake at a wedding. We had way more than 25 pieces of cake leftover from the sheet cake. I guess some people just didn’t want to mix their liquor and cake and dancing?
Post # 7
The way I’ve always seen it, the cake all gets cut up and put on little plates back on the cake table. Then people go and choose whatever piece they want. But that’s usually because there’s been some dancing first and no one is sitting in their seats waiting to be served… So if you did that, people could just choose their flavor rather than being served something based on where they are sitting.
Post # 8
I agree with greenleafmountain, let them choose or just mix it up and let people trade