Post # 1
So I am having a bit of a dillema, I can’t use real flowers as 2 family members are severely allergic and their eyes will puff up to the point they close shut. So I am looking at other options, I am fiding it hard to find fake flowers that I like the look of and anything else is working out very expensive. I don’t like a plain cake in the middle of the table but I love cakes that are very decorated and look pretty. What do you girls think? I am making them myself so cost doesn’t matter I am just concerned if it looks tacky to do. Also could you vote for what you think would look prettiest, I will be having the cake on a pretty stand and surrounded by tealights, thanks!
Cake 1: The cake on the right
Cake 2: Blue bird cage cake
Cake 3: pink ruffle cake with birds
Post # 3
- Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo
You should change your poll to allow multiple answers so that people can also choose which cake they like best! Although I think all 3 options would be gorgeous centerpieces!
Post # 4
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
@LunaFleurLavender: I would pick 2-3 designs so that it’s not just one style of cake on every table.
Post # 5
@LunaFleurLavender: The idea in general is not tacky, esp. because it just means the dessert is closer to the guests! And I think it can look quite nice:
But for me, this works only if the cake is low-key and elegantly decorated (like the third). The first cake(s) has too much Party City fake “bling” to look elegant as a centerpiece. The second cakes looks to “birthday party” to me and would seem much more childish and less elegant as a centerpiece.
Post # 6
I think simply decorated, elegant 1-tier cakes would work perfect.
You don’t want anything too elaborate or large (multiple tiers) because presumably your guests will be serving themselves the cake, and most people aren’t going to want to unassemble the cake before they can cut/serve.
i really think it’s a wonderful idea!
Post # 7
I really like this idea! I think the cakes themselves should be simple to make serving easier. The third cake is really cute. I’d also keep them the same flavor because knowing my family, everyone would fight over the table with the chocolate cake 😛
You could play around with different cake stands for each table (different colors, different styles, heights, etc.). Table number cake toppers for each cake would be really cute too.
Post # 9
love this! I went to a wedding where instead of cakes, it was pies… and they were the centerpieces.
Post # 10
I LOVE it visually but I’m kind of a germaphobe so I’d be a little weirded out by the fact that the cakes have been sitting there since before the guests arrived at the reception. Plus, people eating, talking, coughing, sneezing- depending how big the tables are, the centerpieces aren’t that far away. What about putting them under pretty glass cake domes? I don’t know how cost effective that would be but it might still be cheaper than flowers. You could maybe wash and gift the cake domes (if nice) to your main people after the wedding. The only issue then is where the domes would go when the cake are opened and cut- maybe servers could deliver cake knives and servers and take away the domes?
Oh- I voted for cake 3. Pretty but simple so it won’t get destroyed if an inexperienced person serves it.
Post # 11
I think they are pretty. I like #1… but I tend to like a little more bling than the average person. I will say, a family friend did this and there was A LOT of cakes that weren’t touched at the end of the night. My mom and I were both told to take home a whole cake. Fine with us, but I think the bride/groom may have been disappointed.
Post # 12
@elysion: Thanks 🙂 I just changed it now
Post # 13
@beachbride1216: That is a cute idea!
Post # 14
I think a cake center piece is a great idea! But since you’re still thinking flowers, how about a cupcake flower bowl?
They’re relatively easy to make (bake cupcakes, frost with a swirly flower pattern, put foam glomb in center, stick tooth pick in bottom of cup cake, stick other end in foam in circular pattern, done). Plus you won’t have to worry about how to cut and serve the cake later, people can just pluck off a cupcake. And if you’re thinking multiple flavors (since you’re doing your own baking) it’s an easy way to make sure everyone has a chance to sample all of them.
*edit – added more pics to show variety 😉
Post # 15
@MlleFabuleux: The third is my favorite by far, I have been obsessed with the ribbon effect for ages lol