Post # 1
We had decided to use a baseball themed cake for the groom’s cake, but then over the weekend, Future Mother-In-Law suggested cheesecake instead since my FH loves it so much.
We had decided on this cake that serves 40 people for $80. (FYI: We’re expecting no more than 80 people at our wedding. Also we do have a wedding cake already picked out.)
But then I thought about the cheesecake idea and started looking around at the Cheesecake Factory website. This is his favorite, and it only comes in 10 inches that is pre-sliced (12 slices). It’s $47.
So I was thinking definitely get this one, but 12 slices isn’t very much. Do you think I could slice it again to make the pieces a lot smaller?
Also, I was thinking about getting 2 more smaller cheesecakes. I could get 2 original cheesecakes or 1 original cheesecake and something else. These are 7 inches, and they are NOT presliced. The run about $25 each.
Which cheesecakes would you pick? Should we stay away from the cheesecake idea altogether?
Post # 3
Keep the cheesecake idea! My Fiance and I would do it in a second if we had access to a Cheesecake Factory, but unfortunately, we don’t have them here in Canada. I would go with one of the caramel pecans, since it’s his favourite, and then two of the original cheesecakes. After all, they’re ALL delicious!
Post # 4
Wait, does cheesecake factory do designs on cake?? And I love cheesecake. Keep the idea!
Post # 6
I much prefer cheesecake.
I prefer cookies actually, but people love their cake.
I say get one of the fancy cheesecakes (turtle) and 2 of the original. Or maybe just 1 original. A lot of people don’t like cheesecake or would just prefer to go with the normal wedding cake if they eat dessert at all.
Post # 7
If you’ve already got the regular cake picked out and this is just for the groom’s cake, totally do a cheesecake, especially if it’s his favorite.
I’d pick the turtle and a regular. Or the turtle, regular, and chocolate. Key Lime cheesecake might be good, but I don’t know how many people will go for it at a wedding.
Post # 8
@bRooklynRocks: They don’t. They used to, but we actually considered this idea and contacted Cheesecake Factory. They said they don’t do that anymore even for extra cost. :/
I think the idea is awesome for a groom’s cake; not everyone likes cheesecake, but that won’t matter because you’re not doing it as your regular wedding cake. Very cool idea that adds a personal touch to your reception!
Post # 9
We did cheesecake and it was so good. We did a plain, cookie dough, and strawberry amaretto.
Post # 10
I think you could safely go with the Cheesecake Factory slices and cut them in half again. The slices on their own are much larger than a typical slice of wedding cake. And along with one or two more of the smaller ones, you should be able to feed a fair number of people the cheesecake in addition to the wedding cake.
Post # 11
As a person who HATES cheesecake, I’m going to say cake. Not everyone likes cheesecake.
Post # 12
I honestly don’t love cheesecake either, but since we’ll be having a wedding cake, I was kind of thinking why not? Our cake isn’t anything exotic either…just a white cake with vanilla cream filling and buttercream icing.
He loves cheesecake, and I guess it’s “his” cake, so we’ll probably do it.
I’m thinking the caramel pecan one and then probably two original. I ordered two cakes stands today that are 5 inches high. Then I’ll probably order a taller one and put the caramel one on it.
Post # 13
@penguinsaremyfriends: That looks really cute! I don’t even like cheesecake, but that cookie dough one looks yummy!