(Closed) Are you here for the cake?

posted 8 years ago in Food
  • poll: Why do you come to a reception?
    For the cake! : (44 votes)
    10 %
    To see all the traditions - cake, dances, garter toss, etc. : (40 votes)
    9 %
    For the food! : (83 votes)
    18 %
    For the alcohol! : (73 votes)
    16 %
    To celebrate with the couple! : (171 votes)
    38 %
    I go for the dancing! : (39 votes)
    9 %
    I don't go, or I leave as soon as I can! : (3 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 32
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I’ve heard that saying before, but to me it would be way cheaper to go buy a cake and eat it then get dressed and travel and buy a gift and a card to go to a wedding. 

    Although, I will say, my nephew got married in May and had a cake to cut, but didn’t serve it…opting for chocolate and strawberry mousse instead.  That was a tad weird…I assume the cake (which almost fell over and had to be cut immediately after they arrived) was fake…still trying to get confirmation of that.

    Post # 34
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    1623 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I don’t care about the cake, I’m also not such a cake fan in general. When it’s there, I like to look at it to see what kind of design the couple picked, admire the artistry of the baker/cake designer, and even to see what flavors were picked and how they turned out. It’s fun, even though 90% of the wedding cakes I’ve tried were only meh at best (and a good few were baaad). But, that fun is about 1 minute long. It certainly isn’t the highlight. And I could do all the same stuff with a pie in it’s place–the fun is seeing how the choices reflect the couple, so pies fill that role just fine. Although I actually dislike pie even more than cake lol Tongue Out but I know I’m odd there!

    Post # 35
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    5107 posts
    Bee Keeper

    @MsBlackberry:  Not at all! My friend had a sweets table. Bunch of candies and cost her like $20 haha

    Post # 36
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    1252 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    My guests were too busy drinking & dancing with us to even notice the cake – most of it went uneaten – which was a total shame since the one bite of it that I had was delicious!

    Post # 37
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    1570 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I have NEVER had a piece of wedding cake…ever. So….

    Post # 38
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    6512 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I go to receptions to celebrate with the couple, drink, and DANCE!  Cake is good, but so is pie (and I actually prefer pie!)  Your mom is adorable in her insistence that cake is a make or break deal lol

    Post # 39
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    1769 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I LOVE wedding cake, but as long as there is a dessert, I don’t care….I guess I actually LOVE dessert. FWIW, Fiance and I aren’t having a traditional wedding cake. We’re going to have an ice cream cake (his fav), and a British Sticky Toffee Pudding (which is basically a cake covered with caramel sauce) – it’s the most popular dessert at the resturant where we’re going to have our reception, and my favorite dessert in the world.

    Post # 40
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    7899 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    @garden_bride:  Oh my gosh, you are missing out. Wedding cake is so amazing. It’s nothing like birhday cake (unless your baker sucks or you get it at a grocery store).

    Post # 41
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    2103 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    Would I be disappointed? Yes.

    Would I let the bride and groom know I was disappointed? No.

    I went to a wedding with pie. It was fine, but the pie wasn’t even that great and I really would have preferred cake. That said, it didn’t ruin the experience for me.

    Post # 42
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    We’re not having a cake but we do have a ton of sweets! I personally detest cake and rarely ever think a cake is yummy (and usually, the yummy cake is wedding cake sized!).

    Post # 43
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    264 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I don’t normally eat the wedding cake anyway! Too much fondant etc in traditional wedding cake and it’s often dissappointing compared to how it looks. I don’t think most poeple would care.

    Post # 44
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I love cake, as long as it’s good–but I’m really cake picky! I hate fondant and weird flavors and weird fillings and white/yellow cakes. 

    A good pie, though…yum.

    In answer to your question, I voted cake, to celebrate, and dancing. Or, if applicable, to see a trainwreck.

    Post # 45
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    735 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I have yet to be served a piece of wedding cake that rocked my world.  Sure, some are decent, but none have been great.  My theory is that with a cake that intricate the baking and decorating start several days before the cake is served… and it’s just tough to dress up a cake enough to keep it as delicious as a just baked version.

    That being said – we’ll be serving cake; but we decided to skip the fancy decoration and instead ask the bakery for their standard (delicious) cake, in standard sizes.  But if Fiance hadn’t been so in love with the chocolate cake with apricot filling & ganache we’d have probably gone with a different type of dessert completely.

    Post # 46
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @Mrs.babycat:  You should try marshmellow fondant, it tastes a MILLION times better than the regular or store bought stuff.

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