(Closed) Boxing up cake slices

posted 6 years ago in Food
Post # 3
3255 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@ATLbride23: I think making it part of the place setting would be nice, but I have never seen it actually done.

Post # 4
7431 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

I think I would make them part of the dessert table, or place them somewhere once dessert is served

Post # 5
11356 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I know this really has nothing to do with your actual post, but I had to smile when I saw this thread! My cake vendor makes a small anniversary cake for all of her brides so that the bride and groom do not need to save the top tier of their wedding cake for freezing and thawing on their first anniversary. My Maid/Matron of Honor was supposed to take this little cake (along with all of our wedding gifts) to her house and freeze it for us while we were on our 10-day honeymoon.

When we returned, we visited my Maid/Matron of Honor and her husband and retrieved our cards and gifts.  However, she informed me that there was no anniversary cake anywhere at the reception.  She asked about it, and the venue told her that the cake vendor had left it, but no one could find it.

Darling Husband and I later found it — INSIDE one of the gift bags among our presents! One of my bridesmaids’ husbands assumed that, since it was in a little box, it must be a gift and, to consolidate, tossed it into one of the larger gift bags. Obviously, we had to discard it. I am thankful that our cake vendor was kind enough to make us a new, little anniversary cake! 🙂

Post # 6
46403 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I would think you would have to have the servers cut the slices because it obviously can’t be done until after the ceremonial cut by the bride and groom. I would have them offer the cake to the guests at their tables, box up the leftovers, then place the slices on a table near the exit.

You could have the MC announce that the cake slices were available for take home late night snacks, or place a sign on the table.

Post # 7
746 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’ve been to several weddings that have done this. They usually put the cake in a small box or a wax paper bag, and put them on the dessert table or a table near the exit. That said, I never eat it when I get home. I’ve heard from other people as well that the piece of cake you take home usually goes straight to the trash. I don’t want to knock your idea, but that’s a big cost and a lot of waste if other people also just throw out the cake!

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