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

posted 8 years ago in Food
  • poll: Do guest really eat wedding cake?

    At my wedding all the cake was gone

    At my wedding we had a lot of leftover cake

    When I go to weddings I always look forward to eating cake

    I could careless if there was cake at a wedding or not

  • Post # 17
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    Wedding cake is the best! I look forward to eating cake, but would not be disappointed with cupcakes as long as they were good and MOIST. I’ve had so many dry cupcakes at weddings.

    Post # 18
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

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    @mrsjjohnson2b:  I’ve never been “served” cake…where I come from it’s more traditional that you go up to the table and retrieve your piece of cake.

    Post # 19
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I’m a cake fan so cake was my desert.  I’m not spending 400 on a stupid cake to not eat it.  So it was served as desert. 

    Post # 20
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    We’re doing cupcakes because it’s cheaper and because we would have to pay per slice for cake cutting. No thanks! The cupcakes that I have had at weddings have usually tasted better than cake anyway! We are going to have a little cake at the top of the cupcake tower for us to cut.

    Post # 21
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    We had about 175 extra servings of cake planned.  We planned it that way as we were going to leave it out all night long for people to snack on.  Like anything, not everyone will take cake or whatever you have.  However, there were equally as many people who had a second piece and then a third asthey danced the night away! :). Several people enjoyed it with our late night snacks — helps wash down the alcohol!

    Post # 22
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

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    @AirForceWife78:  Exactly — we’re doing cupcakes but with a little 10-incher on the top tier so we can have something to cut and something to put our awesome cake topper on!

    I figure if nothing else, it’ll save time between the ceremonial cake cutting and the cake eating — since the caterers only have to cut up the little top layer.

    This can be a great compromise if you have a cool cake tier holder thing!

    Post # 23
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I think if you have a dummy cake, you should at least serve some cake. If I went to a wedding and saw a cake out but was only served cupcakes, I’d be rather disapointed. That’s false advertising.

    Post # 24
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 1999

    I have never been to a wedding where there was left over cake. Usually it has been set out and guests can grab another piece through out the night. And I have eaten cake at every wedding I went to.

    I definately prefer cake to a cupcake. I make such a mess with a cupcake, I would rather sit with a plate and fork and eat my cake.

    Post # 25
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I look forward to cake and prefer it to a cupcake by far. A cupcake is messy and a cake you can just sit down and eat. 

    Post # 26
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    CAKE!!!!!

    Post # 27
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I was at a wedding Saturday night.  The cake didn’t stand a chance against all of us.

    It was gone within minutes. Laughing

    Post # 28
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I’ve seen a LOT of leftover cake at the weddings I’ve been to in the past five years or so. It usually goes the same: First there’s the cake cutting ceremony, and then the cake gets wheeled away to get cut up and everyone goes about drinking and dancing. I think this is usually why there’ve been lots of leftover cake at the weddings I’ve been to, because by the time the cake is served at tables – no one is sitting at their tables! They’re off drinking and dancing.

    The cake isn’t a huge priority for us, so we’re doing cupcakes. If someone wants more than one cupcake, they’re more than welcome to help themselves.

    Post # 29
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I think cup cakes are cute….BUT, I went to a wedding last summer with cup cakes and the rude guests started eating the cup cakes before the bride and groom even made it into the reception.  That should have waited until they cut the cake.  So if you decide to have cupcakes, have someone guard them. 

    Post # 30
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    At our wedding we did cupcakes (96) and a 6 inch cake for us to cut. We had 68 guests and 16 leftover cupcakes. We took home the extra cupcakes and the remainder of the cake.

    My sister’s wedding is the only wedding I’ve ever been to with leftover cake. She did it intentionally and had the extras boxed up for people to take home. Although, honestly I’m not sure what happened, but her cake did not taste very good….so not many people took extras with them.

    Post # 31
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    Honey Beekeeper

    I love cake! I personally prefer a slice that I can eat with a plate and a fork. When I’m all dressed up, I don’t want to be eating a messy cupcake with my hands, as adorable as they are.

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