(Closed) Cakes as centre pieces

posted 7 years ago in Decor
  • poll: Would you have a cake as a centre piece?

    No it is tacky as hell

    Yes, but it must be a pretty cake

    Cake 1

    Cake 2

    Cake 3

  • Post # 3
    3768 posts
    Honey bee
    • 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
    9129 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • 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
    2055 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @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
    1845 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    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
    2684 posts
    Sugar bee

    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 # 8
    190 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    I love the idea!!

    Post # 9
    3570 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    love this!  I went to a wedding where instead of cakes, it was pies… and they were the centerpieces. 

    Post # 10
    1006 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    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
    388 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    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 # 14
    180 posts
    Blushing bee

    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 😉








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