(Closed) Cupcake/Cutting Cake/Monogram Topper dilemma.

posted 8 years ago in Food
Post # 3
527 posts
Busy bee

I’ve seen it done before where people have just put the cutting cake to the side of the cupcake stand.  

Post # 4
46653 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

1. I suggest only one cake tier as I don’t see how two would solve your dilemna with the space needed for your monogram. You wouldn’t split up the initials any how, would you?

2. Have you tried arranging the letters with the last name letter in the middle and either raised or lowered from the other two? Once you come up with an arrangement you like, measure the width of the monogram. That will determine the diameter of the cake you will



3. As far as your fiance being able to access the cake you have a couple of options:

-the cake will be on a cake board that someone could move to the table surface for you

-you could use a hydraulic bar table- it can be rasied or lowered with a foot pedal much like a hairstylist’s chair. You might have to place a round of wood on top of the bar table as they typically aren’t very wide.

4. Someone at the venue will cut the cake after you do the cake cutting, or, you could have enough cupcakes for everyone and not worry about it.

Post # 7
46653 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Ah, I understand now what your plan was for the 2 tiered cake.

I think that would work. Your choice to go with one or two tiers.

Post # 8
3709 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

My sister and her now husband did cupcakes with a cake for cutting and chose to do just a single letter…for their last name. The photographer actually placed the top tier on the table so that my sister and her husband could cut the cake. They didn’t serve that cake at all….they packaged the remainder for their first anniversary.

Post # 9
1184 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’d stick with just a small one tier cutting cake with just your last initial, and then only serve the cupcakes, keep the cake for you two. That also makes it easier to move the small cake down from the top of the tower when you go to cut it.

Post # 11
6572 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

Would you be able to place the letters in front of the cake, to help decorate the table? You could always put flowers on top of the cake.

Post # 12
266 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@ChantelleyLace: I’ve heard of some folks having an entirely fake cake for presentation, except the top layer. After the photos of the couple cutting the top layer, the “cake” gets wheeled off into a back room, where a simple, and much cheaper, sheet cake is actually cut to be served for the guests. It doesn’t save too much as far as icing goes, but it definately saves paying for or making extra cake.

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