(Closed) Cupcake Tower

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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11325 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

This kind of sounds like a caterer/dj problem. I’d be upset too.. but I can see how people wouldn’t know. usually coffee and dessert go together, and with cupcakes it isn’t like you have to cut them and lay them out first. A lot of people don’t even do cake cutting. I think the caterer should not have put out the coffee until people were allowed to have the cupcakes. Also, the dj should have told people when the cake cutting would be!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

While I can understand that it may have been a problem with the vendors and how the coffee made people think it was dessert time, I definitely think that it should be obvious to most guests that you should not eat the cake until it’s been cut. I can see how this would be tricky with cupcakes, though, since it doesn’t need to be cut into slices for the guests – and once one person takes one, others will think it’s fine and follow. I would probably have a hard time resisting since they smelled so good, but I know better than to take before the cake cutting. I do admit, however, that I have been known to drink the toasting champagne before the toast – it was right in front of me and the toast kinda slipped my mind – whoops!

I guess it’s an interesting thing to note that cupcakes make it harder to have control over the eating time, and people who really want the guests to wait should either not have cupcakes or have someone “guarding” them.

I’m sorry the bride was so upset – I might be bothered, but hopefully at that point I could say cest la vie! What’s done is done, the guests are happy, let’s just party!

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

hmm something was off with the planning there… but usually coffee isn’t served until dessert is ready to go. I wonder if one person asked for coffee so the servers started pouring and then people just figured, hey, the cupcakes are there.

sucks that the bride was upset but worse things could have happened for sure

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