(Closed) Cupcakes

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
390 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I’ve never attended a wedding in which the guests began eating before the bride and groom.  Everyone simply finds a seat and waits until the guests of honor arrive and begin. If you are worried people may begin before you are ready, could you wait to bring the cupcakes out until you are?  Or maybe have someone standing near the cupcakes to inform the guests of the schedule?  

Post # 4
3979 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

Oh my gosh… I never thought about that before! Are you having a cupcake tower with a small cake on top for you two to cut? You’d think people would get the idea but…..

Hmm. Could you place a note on the dessert table that matches your menu card or something stating that this cupcake tower is in lieu of a traditional cake & hope they will wait until you cut the cake/dessert is served?

This is the great debate in the hive… should we give our guests the benefit of the doubt or assume they are really that out of it?!

Post # 5
984 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Oh my gosh, this didn’t even cross my mind. We’re having cupcakes too, that’s a really good question, now that it’s been brought up. More advice ladies! I’m not really sure what to do about that now either.

Post # 6
14183 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Don’t put it near your dessert table. Then it’s so obvious that it’s "wedding cake". Or, have you considered having a small cake to cut for yourselves? We are serving cheapo (but yummy) sheet cake, and displaying a fancy cake. We floated the idea of cupcakes (more expensive than our sheet cakes a la Costco) and I figured we’d have the small display cake (about $70 at a REALLY fancy bakery) next to the cupcake tower with our pretty cake knife laying out, like "duh it’s the cake cutting table!"

Post # 8
330 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

We’re also doing cupcakes with a small cake on top to cut.  I’ve been thinking that I’ll put a little sign in a frame next to the cakes on our stationery that says something along the lines of:

Yes, we know these treats look great,
But please be patient and wait.
Until the bride & groom cut their cake!

We’re also going to leave our cake knife set out on the table too. 

Post # 9
676 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I never thought of this! We’re having a cupcake tower with a small cake on top too but its going to be on a seperate table so I can’t imagine people would be confused by it? We’re serving a plated dessert after the meal and the cupcakes will be put out with the late night sweet table…if someone randomly picked one off I think I’d die laughing…and then make sure we took a picture so I can giggle over it for years to come. "Hey remember when so-and-so decided to just randomly help themselves to our wedding cake?"

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