(Closed) Cheesecake instead of a wedding cake

posted 8 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Fiance and I were going to…not really sure what’s happening with that.

I guess the biggest concern would be keeping it cold.  (If you use it as your actual cake, or if you send it home with guests).  The good thing is that most people will eat a smaller piece of cheesecake than they would of cake…but I’m not sure how the actual cost of cake vs. cheesecake works out.

I say…if you want to do it, make it happen!  As a guest I would love a cheesecake wedding cake!

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

This is tiered and frosted cheesecake:

here’s another style:

This is a REAL CHEESE “cake”

You can do anything you want

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Yummy, my fave, do it!

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School

My friend did this for her destination wedding in St John and while the cake wasn’t tiered or anything, it tasted amazing! 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Go for it! We’re having a selection of different cakes from my favourite local bakery but not regular wedding cake. Regular wedding cake in England is fruit cake, it’s very traditional and not something my Fiance or I care for so we were never going to go for that.

I’d love it if I was served cheese cake at a wedding! And it’s a great way to personalize the wedding. You would even make a cute little sign to put next to the cake explaining that cheesecake is your favourite and you wanted to share it with your guests.

Post # 8
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Busy bee

I know someone who did this. They simply found a cake stand with separated tiers and made 3 cakes in different sizes (like julies1949 – second pic). it should be fine if kept cold and put out right before the reception or if it needs to sit out longer, freeze it and let it thaw naturally. It can be done.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

My cousin did this. Since you’re not getting married in summer, I think you would be fine. Just make sure to keep it chilled or it will be pretty nasty! I think it’s a creative idea. 🙂

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I think it’s a great idea!  I was going to suggest the mini-cheesecakes, but you’ve already thought of that.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

My friend did this and I was one of the cake servers and it was a disaster….You have to make darn sure that the cheesecakes are kept cold, because if not, like my friends they are very difficult to cut and to serve!

Post # 12
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Worker bee

I went to three weddings in a month once and one of the couples had a cheesecake wedding cake and it was almost all gone in no time and everyone loved it. I think only about half of the one of the other couples was eaten and the other couple…people were afraid to eat it because it was so elaborate. It’s a CAKE, you EAT cakes and I would much rather have cheesecake! Wink

Post # 13
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I had a small wedding with mini cheesecakes for guests.  EVERYONE LOVED them.  They were expensive though!  I got lemon and cherry (toppings) and everyone except me chose cherry (just fyi).

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

cheesecake sounds super yummy!

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

We did cupcake sized cheesecakes in 6 flavors instead of having wedding cake. The vendor we used had a tiered stand and then we had various platters around it. Everyone LOVED the cheesecake and I don’t think one single person missed the actual cake. 

We just had our venue take out the cheesecakes about an hour before we’d be eating them so they were still fresh and chilled at the time dessert was announced. 

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I SO wanted to do that! but he was like NOOOO!!!

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