(Closed) As a wedding guest: Fancy wedding cake VS dessert buffet?

posted 5 years ago in Food
  • poll: Do you prefer wedding cake, or dessert buffet
    I love to look at a pretty well designed cake! : (33 votes)
    28 %
    I would go crazy for a dessert bar...choices! : (82 votes)
    69 %
    other : (3 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
    989 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I don’t care either way – I’d only eat one item off the buffet anyway.  By the time dinner’s over, I’ve already been stuffed with apps, salad and entree, not to mention quite a bit of wine.  And I’m dancing. 🙂

    But it sounds like YOU want to offer the dessert buffet, so I think that’s what you should do.  I get wanting to please the guests and think that’s a great mindset as a host, but you should be happy with your choices too.  Especially when it comes to something that’s more superfluous than necessity (like good food, drinks, comfortable surroundings, etc.).

    Post # 4
    724 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Dessert bar would be a-ok by me, especially if it’s cheaper for you!

    Post # 6
    11697 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2014

    i love LOOKING at a pretty cake but would much rather EAT from a desert buffet.  I’m considering having a fake cake that looks pretty and we can pretend to cut and then eat from a yummy desert bar!

    Post # 7
    1101 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I love dessert. So the more, the better.  We too will be having a dessert buffet and plan on 3-4 per person.  I usually pass on cake that has foundant, wich is about 90% these days, unfortunately.

    Post # 8
    8816 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    we are having both!!!  our wedding cake is included in our package and we are able to bring in dessert at no extra charge.  luckily FI’s aunt is a food supplier and can get us wonderful desserts.


    Post # 10
    2685 posts
    Sugar bee

    Love the dessert bar idea.  It’s so hard to pick out a cake flavor and filling that everyone will enjoy.  With the dessert bar, everyone gets what they want 🙂

    Post # 11
    2625 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I think a dessert bar is a great Idea! I’m thinking a cheaper cake, like from publix then a dessert bar. Most of the time when I go to weddings, I’m not concerned with the cake anyway. BUT a dessert bar…OH YEAH!

    Post # 12
    3230 posts
    Sugar bee

    I’ve been to so many weddings and out of all those weddings, I can only remember having three cakes that were actually delicious. I would love to see a dessert bar!

    Post # 13
    7561 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I did a dessert bar that included a few cakes. People loved it! 

    Post # 14
    5064 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2014

    Honestly, as a wedding guest I’m never bothered about the cake. A great chocolate desert for me is always a winner.

    Post # 15
    1285 posts
    Bumble bee

    I’m thinking of going for a dessert bar at my wedding.  I’m having MAJOR issues with cake/cupcake vendors getting back to me.  I might do Pies for our wedding. I mentioned it to a few family members and they LOVED the idea.

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