(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 # 47
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012 - Prairie Production- Chicago (loft)

    I dont like cake but its part of the package….. the venue is doing the whole cake for under 300….. plus we are serving it with ice cream sundaes- so people will probably eat it. Its by a bakery that works with thevendor so it should be good….BUT if I had my way Id have cheesecake slices and apple pie!!!!

    Post # 48
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    1765 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Honestly, I love both pie & cake. I would definitely not mind having pie at a wedding!

    Post # 49
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    113 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    At the end of our wedding even though my sister insisted on a big cake only about 1/4 of it was eaten up and she took home the rest. From what I’ve seen on here alot of cake will be left over so no people do not go for the cake. Meanwhile my mini deserts were all gone instantly.

    So if you like pie, have pie. If they want cake they can go buy some afterwards. If you mom needs to have cake there tell her to buy a small one and bring it herself. In the end after the weddings over no ones going to care if it was wedding cake or wedding pie but you will and you will remember it hopefully fondly 🙂 So i say have your pie.

    Post # 50
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    My Future Sister-In-Law is planning to do pie rather than cake at her reception; she and her Fiance love pie and don’t like cake.  Hey, I say whatever works for you! It’ll be fun regardless!

    Post # 51
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    4044 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I love wedding cake, but most importantly, it has to be good! 

    As long as you have delicious dessert, I don’t think most people will mind! The key is the anticipation, seeing a big fancy cake and imagining how good it will be. I would do the same with pie, get a beautiful pie with a crackly glossy crust and put it on a stand to make it really pretty.

    Post # 52
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    3771 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 1999

    Weddings are really the only place I eat cake and are a pretty big deal in my family (and nobody ever had much left over cake).

    I don’t think most people would care as long as there is some type of dssert. We did cheesecake because Darling Husband prefers it to regular cake.

    Post # 53
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    224 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    No cake here either! We are doing a dessert table. Pie sounds yummy and from what  I have read it is always a huge hit.

    Post # 54
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    2699 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I don’t know how to vote because I go to celebrate with the couple but the fun in that is the dancing, eating, drinking etc…

    Post # 55
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    1013 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Ok I got number one to celebrate with the couple number two I love any occasion where I can get my dance on!!! Number 3 the food cuz I love to eat so I guess that may include cake! Number 4 the alcohol that helps to fuel all my crazy dancing!!!!

    Post # 56
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    1963 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    Mmmm I could go for some pie right now…. I honestly wouldn’t care as long as there was still a desert of some kind! Just wondering though will you still do a traditional “cake cutting” with your pie? because that I do like seeing and I love the symbolism of feeding each other.

    Post # 57
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I pretty much go for every reason except for a wedding cake. Most of the weddings I’ve been to haven’t had a cake and the ones I have had haven’t been very good, to tell you the truth. We did not have one at ours. I can understand your mom being upset that you don’t want a cake (although pie is always a good sub) but it’s just a manipulation tactic to tell you that people only come for the cake. 

    Post # 58
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    @MsBlackberry:  i love cake and usually have to be in the mood for pie ; (

    if pie is in front of me i might eat it. but id go to a wedding regardless ofthere being cake or not.

    i love getting dressed up for a wedding. the only time i dont go to weddings is if im single and i am not close with the couple.

    Post # 59
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    3697 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    #1: Cake.

    #2: Champagne.

    No lie.  🙂

    Now, will I leave if there’s no cake, no.  But I’ll whisper shit about you.  Kidding again, but I love cake. 

    For the record we had a $500 cake that fed 53 “people” (there were leftovers from our 40-person reception, YAY) and it was SO GOOD.  Seriously, find a good baker.  Cake tasting is THE BEST PART of wedding planning. 

    Post # 61
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I certainly don’t attend weddings for any dessert, although it’s definitely a plus. I say if you like pie, go with pie!

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