(Closed) Actually funny: When I told my parents I wanted to give cake as favor to guests

posted 9 years ago in Favors
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

 LOL my parents tried to take some of our cake home too. Nertz to that action! lol Hubby and I took what little was left. It was VERY yummy. We’re getting a small one each year .

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

We also had our left over cake boxed up for guests to take home.  People loved it! We took a couple boxes home for ourselves and our parents.  It was still moist and delicious 4 days later!!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I think that’s a great idea! Just make sure you save some for your parents, too (after all, I doubt they’d eat all the leftover cake!)

And just a funny story: my uncle gave away my mom’s wedding cake. Apparently one of the guests came up to him and asked if she could have the leftover cake for a party she was having the next day or something, and he said yes (without asking my mom)! So the only cake my parents got, besides the bites you feed to each other, was the top that you save for your one-year anniversary!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee

Aww. Do you think you could have a small cake from the same bakery made for them? Maybe have something like “Thank you” written on it. maybe you could even surprise them with it.

Post # 7
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Helper bee

Huh…it didn’t even DAWN on me that there was left over cake!!!  Now I’m mad…that cake was AMAZING!!!  I would DIE for another piece…granted that was almost 2 years ago…so perhaps I should just forget about it.  But I do feel shafted!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union

When my dad used to be a videographer he would bring home a piece of cake from the weddings. I LOVED waking up on Sunday mornings and finding a piece on the counter, wrapped in early 90s monogrammed napkins 🙂

So I’m really looking forward to left over cake. But I am a cake fiend.

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I’m sure there will still be LOTS of cake leftover! How much cake were they expecting? LoL. You can bump up your tier one more level if you want. We’re sure that with 150 servings for 120 guests we’ll have a ridiculous amount leftover.

Probably for me to gorge on at midnight in our bridal suite like a piggy

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I didn’t even think of this.  Of course there will be left over cake.  MsHymanRoth, any chance you have that pic stored somewhere?  I’d love to see it! 

Don’t you have to get food-approved boxes?  Are they triangle-shaped?  To fit a slice of cake?  So cute. 

Post # 11
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Yeah, share the boxes! I’m thinking you can just buy any ole box at Sam’s Club….Man, I don’t want 40 servings of cake leftover! I will need to pawn that stuff off! Stacking some boxes nearby aren’t a bad idea for "serve yourself and take" cake.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

I am not sure of the of the source of your picture, but traditionally in the south that is what is done with the grooms cake. 

"While the wedding cake or bride’s cake was eaten at the wedding reception, the groom’s cake, which was usually a fruitcake, was taken home as a wedding favor (thinly sliced pieces in personalized bags or boxes) for the unmarried female guests to put under their pillows. Supposedly, the women would dream of their future husbands." source

Its a great idea, why let good cake go to waste?

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