(Closed) Art gelatin wedding cake?

posted 6 years ago in Food
  • poll: What would you like as a guest both visually and taste wise?

    Gelatin-only cake

    Gelatin & regular cake

    Just wedding cake

  • Post # 2
    260 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    they could be fun, but tbh I have had these a few times and they have been barely edible at best everytime. I would be super bummed by flavorless (albeit very aesthetically pleasing) gelatin over cake. 


    You said you like cheesecake, any reason why you can’t do cheesecake(s)?

    • This reply was modified 5 years, 9 months ago by craftylish.
    Post # 4
    6331 posts
    Bee Keeper

    The gelatin looks way cool. I’d want to try some, but I bet a lot of people would steer clear. It would be too much pressure to have the gelatin cake act as a wedding cake, but it could be a nice addition to a dessert table. 

    Post # 5
    457 posts
    Helper bee

    The gelatin cakes are beautiful but they don’t seem like they taste very good. You’re saying that it’s basically just unflavored jello with some flavoring at the bottom? What flavor would you get? Sorry, but it just doesn’t sound appetizing. I see what you mean in that they make for pretty pictures though.

    As a guest I’d rather have a more traditional wedding cake. Cheese cake would be good as well, if it was in your budget. 


    Post # 6
    1201 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I don’t see how doing both regular cake and jello would be cheaper than doing cheese cake (or cheesecake + regMylar cake). And personally, I’m not a big fan of jello. I just did regular (super delicious and gorgeous chocolate) cake at my wedding, but I think maybe a top tier made out of cheesecake would be delicious. You mentioned donuts, you could even do a donut tower. As a guest, I would think any of those gelatin things are pretty, but I wouldn’t touch them.

    I do love jello cake, but I’ve never heard of a baker who makes it, or found the proper recipe online, so really it’s just me and my late grandmother. You literally just pour freshly made jello over white cake, but the layers have to be pretty thin for the jello to go all the way through. And it’s made with whipped cream for frosting instead of butter cream. And probably not what you’re going for aesthetically. So I don’t think it’s a realistic option for a wedding. But it does exist, and it’s the moistest cake ever and delicious and my favorite.

    Post # 7
    220 posts
    Helper bee

    I think it looks really neat! I personally like the combination photo most. It’s the best of both worlds. I don’t think you would need to put a slice of each on each plate though. That could get expensive. 

    I’d probably prefer regular cake, but I like jello too. I wouldn’t mind a solely gelatin cake especially if there were other options. (ie maybe a candy bar or mini cupcakes, cookies, something like that). 

    But even if there weren’t other options? Dessert isn’t something I can’t live without. If I didn’t want gelatin cake, I just wouldn’t eat any.

    But it’s very pretty. I think it would look lovely in photos and I’ve never seen anything like it!

    Post # 8
    1221 posts
    Bumble bee

    $130 for a cake for 100 people with decorations? Good luck with that. Maybe just get a grocery store cake and do some small gelatin flowers as decor. I wouldn’t want to eat that as a dessert, personally.

    If you like cheesecake, maybe get some cheesecakes from Sam’s or Costco? You can have a pretty “display” cake and then serve something else.

    Post # 10
    2501 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: County courthouse

    As a wedding guest, I wouldn’t eat it. It sounds and looks disgusting. 

    Post # 12
    387 posts
    Helper bee

    Go to one of the bakeries you mentioned and get a real wedding cake. Or go to Costco and get a couple of sheet cakes. Gelatin cake is pretty, but is not a satisfying alternative to wedding cake. 

    Post # 13
    652 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    Kind of off topic–but I was curious about that crazy low cake price (I’m getting married in WI, where the cost of living is obviously much lower, and there’s no way to get a cake around here that cheap except maybe at a Costco or Sam’s Club. But definitely not a local bakery…so I guess I was intrigued). I don’t think you’re going to get a wedding cake from that bakery for $130? It looks like that’s just for sheet cake..which is fine, but it’s not going to have tiers to decorate or really “look” like a traditional wedding cake. It looks like their wedding cake prices are $6/slice, so more like $600 to feed 100 (which is pretty high, from my experience). Again, I know you weren’t planning on specifically ordering from that bakery, just want to make sure you don’t have unrealistic expectations about price.

    That being said…in my opinion you should opt for a regular cake or cheesecake display over the gelatin cakes. When I think gelatin, and I don’t think I’m alone in this, I can’t help but think of the weird molded concoctions my grandma used to make for holiday parties.

    Post # 14
    458 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2017 - Not sure

    Those do look freaking cool! However, if you have any vegetarian guests, they can’t eat gelatin. If not, I’d say go for it. Lol! They seriously look awesome. I’ve never heard of this idea… 

    Post # 15
    5046 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Honestly as a guest I probably wouldn’t eat it and I’m a fairly adventurous eater. Not a fan of jello and the idea of taking a spoonful of something where one layer has absolutely no flavor and one layer that does, doesn’t make sense to me. There must be an alternative if you don’t want cake. Pies? Macarons?

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