(Closed) Cake vs Cupcakes. Do guest really sit down and eat cake?

posted 7 years ago in Food
  • poll: Do guest really eat wedding cake?
    At my wedding all the cake was gone : (9 votes)
    7 %
    At my wedding we had a lot of leftover cake : (6 votes)
    5 %
    When I go to weddings I always look forward to eating cake : (72 votes)
    59 %
    I could careless if there was cake at a wedding or not : (35 votes)
    29 %
  • Post # 3
    835 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    We Had both…ignore how plain looking the cupcakes are….she messed up a tad…

    Post # 4
    835 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Yes, All of our cake was eaten…as were the cupcakes. Our guests murdered both, and LOVED the cake


    P.S. obviously the bottom 3 tiers in my pic up there are dummies…top 2 are real

    Post # 5
    871 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I’m using my cake as my favor the chef is boxing it up as my venue suppies dessert and after 6 courses and canapes who will be able to fit it in?

    Post # 6
    2194 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    our cake got eaten. They saved the top layer for us, but the rest was devoured.

    Post # 7
    1331 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    They definitely sit and eat the cake. They might walk around and eat it if they can. But they’ll eat it. I think a slice of cake would be more convenient than cupcakes, because it doesn’t get on your hands. I almost did petit fours instead of a cake, but glad I chose a cake.

    Post # 8
    2492 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    My mom wanted cupcakes because it was new to her and she had never seen it before. (BAHAHA Oh mom! ), but she was very laid back and said it didn’t really matter to her. The things she wanted, she made clear.

    Anyways, the cake means very little to me because it is almost never eaten (I’ve yet to eat wedding cake anywhere), and often it isn’t served until way late in the night. To solve this problem, our cake is going to be served as dessert so all those poor suckers will have to suffer through chocolate truffle cake with white buttercream and fresh berries. *yum*

    I think if you serve the cake early enough (before 10 or 11pm), it will certainly get eaten. Most people will want a slice.


    Post # 9
    699 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I was totally shocked that all our cake was gone–we had gone with a relatively inexpensive (but not bad) cake so we could afford a gourmet ice cream cart, and I thought for sure that people would not be so excited about cake. But they even ate the top layer! (We weren’t going to bring it back to NYC with us anyway, so not an issue.)

    Having said that, we were an afternoon wedding, so people were not in such “party party!” mode that they forgot about/ignored dessert.

    Post # 10
    2095 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I think it all depends on how good teh cake is. We had people going back and getting 2-3 pieces of ours. I have been at weddings where I haven’t finished the 1 piece I was given.

    Post # 11
    4693 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I’ve never eaten the cake at a wedding.  I’m always off dancing somewhere and miss it when they serve the cake.

    Post # 12
    9544 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    People look forward to dessert, but it doesn’t have to be cake. Cake and cupcake taste exactly the same because they’re made from the same ingredients. They just look different. And cupcakes have been very popular at weddings for quite a while now so I can’t see anyone thinking it was weird to have cupcakes instead of a cake.

    Post # 13
    2065 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    You can have cupcakes in tiers for the same “look” as a cake, that’s what we did to keep my mom happy. I think we had about a dozen left over out of over 150 cupcakes at the end of the night. People RAVED about them. We also had a small tier at the top of my set of cupcakes so we had something to cut (also to appease mom!).

    Post # 14
    1755 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I find it comes down to how tasty the cake is.  One wedding I went to the cake was so good that the guests were going for seconds and ended up eating the top tier which the couple laughed about and ordered a small cake on their anniversary.  Another wedding I went to, the cake was so bad over half of it was left and it wasn’t a huge cake.

    Post # 15
    2104 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Cake > cupcakes. I was sad that the last wedding I went to put cake at our seats instead of setting it out- I wanted seconds!

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