(Closed) Cake for display… No cake for the guests?

posted 6 years ago in Food
  • poll: Can I have a small cake for display/cutting and just serve the guests dessert- but not wedding cake?
    No Way! Let them eat cake! : (31 votes)
    53 %
    As long as their is a dessert served, it doesn't matter : (28 votes)
    47 %
    other : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I would just use their desserts… no one will think anything of it especially if the dessert is yummy!!

    Post # 4
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    many people are using cupcakes instead of cake lately, is this an option for you? 

    Post # 5
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I think the only people that will have an “issue” are older people, because they will really want cake.

    What about if you did cupcakes? would there still be a cutting fee?

    Post # 6
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    @capergrrl:  You should add a poll to get some more feedback from people who don’t feel like posting 🙂

    Post # 7
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I love cake and if there are desserts offered and you cut a cake, I would assume cake would be one of the options (and would probably choose cake over any other dessert.) So if cake wasn’t an option I might be a bit disappointed, but it wouldn’t ruin the night. 

    Post # 8
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    Honestly, I might in the minority, but I’d be pretty disappointed. I’d assume if there was a cake for cutting, that there was cake for the guests too. I agree with a PP, can you do cupcakes instead which might eliminate the cutting fee?

    Post # 9
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    Honey Beekeeper

    I attended a wedding that did this — the bride and groom cut a small cake and then guests got to choose from other desserts. It was fine with me!

    Post # 10
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    We chose to do a Viennese pastry table for our guests — basically lots of different small pieces of pastries, cakelets, fruits with chocolate, etc. Our wedding cake was a small replica of Fenway Park, which we used for the cake-cutting but did not serve at the reception. It would not have fed all of our guests, we didn’t want a huuuge one, and we did the pastry table instead.

    We cut and served the Fenway cake at our after-party, which 40 people out of around 90 attended, so plenty of people got to enjoy its yumminess. We did it more for the look than the taste anyway, so it worked out pretty well!

    Post # 11
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I don’t like the idea of not having cake. As a guest I would be disappointed and I think it would be talked about among your other guests, everyone asking “where’s the cake”, some people commenting on the fact they saw a small one etc. Plus cake is one of the first things you think of when someone talks about a wedding reception. I think you should cut costs in a less obvious way.

    Post # 12
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    @Gemstone:  Same experience.  The bride and groom had a small cake and then we had a choice between Creme Brulee and another dessert. It was YUM and I was happy!

    Post # 13
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I would happily accept anything I was served for dessert and wouldn’t worry about whether or not I got some of the cake you cut 🙂 

    Post # 14
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016

    I’ve been to a couple of weddings where they didn’t serve the wedding cake they cut and they had other desserts. It was totally fine with me and I don’t think anyone really noticed/cared because the desserts were so yummy! (:

     

    Post # 16
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Can you have a “fancy” small cake to cut, and then a sheet cake that is really basic (kept in the back, not out on display), but tastes just as good as your fancy cake for the guests? I have heard of brides doing this before.

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    (Closed) Cake for display… No cake for the guests?

    posted 6 years ago in Food
  • poll: Can I have a small cake for display/cutting and just serve the guests dessert- but not wedding cake?
    No Way! Let them eat cake! : (31 votes)
    53 %
    As long as their is a dessert served, it doesn't matter : (28 votes)
    47 %
    other : (0 votes)