(Closed) Cutting the Cake

posted 9 years ago in Food
  • poll: Cutting the cake for guests?

    We have a multi layered cake that is for us and also all of our guests.

    We have a multi layered cake just for us and sheet cake for our guests.

    We have a multi layered cake jsut for us and cupcakes for our guests.

    Other (Explain below)

  • Post # 3
    242 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    We have a decorated multi-layered cake that will be served to everyone, though we’re not doing the formal “cake-cutting.” Our venue charges a per slice fee regardless of whether we’re doing that or a sheet cake.

    Post # 4
    1883 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    We’re just doing a small cute cake for us, then we will cut up sheet cakes for our guests.  I don’t like the idea of spending a stupid amount of money on a cake so we are doing that because it’s easy and cost-effective.

    Post # 5
    81 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    We are having a two tier cake the top being saved and the bottom for everyone as well as cupcakes.

    Post # 6
    74 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    We have a multi layered cake, we’ll do the first cut but our venue will cut it up for our guests

    Post # 7
    6377 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    We had a 3 tiered cake that fed all of our guests. We just cut the first little chunk out of it and the venue handeled everything else. 

    Our friends went the sheet cake route at their wedding and that was fine too. Just make sure the cake is thawed. Theirs was still frozen when the slices were dished out. 

    Post # 8
    3951 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    We’re doing a small single-layer cake (for us to cut) on the top tier of a cupcake tree – so people will be able to come up and get cupcakes when they want one. No hassle with serving the cake and in our case, cupcakes cost less than cake slices.

    Post # 10
    1175 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    We’re doing a dessert table and instead of a cake cutting we’re doing a “cookie dunking”. Same concept but we’ll dunk cookies in milk and feed it to one another. We’re also having a gourmet popsicle vendor come and hand out popsicles. We both hate frosting and cake, so…no cake for us!

    Post # 11
    741 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    We’re just doing the normal tiered cake for everyone. It’s included in the cost of our venue.

    Post # 12
    7941 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    We had a multi layer cake that we cut to do the cake cutting of course and then our venue served the remaining cake. The science behind cutting a professionally done cake is pretty intricate I’ve been told so I wouldn’t dare try it myself.

    We were charged a cake cutting fee as we did not use the in-house baker. I was told by our wedding planner that really the only way to avoid a cake cutting fee is to serve desserts that do not require plates (napkins only). Even some venues charge a per cupcake fee as plates/silverware may be offered and/or required.

    Post # 13
    2419 posts
    Buzzing bee

    We’ll be doing a tiered Watergate cake (pistachio flavor) and a sheet cake in a more common (and nut-free) flavor, probably chocolate. Guests will be able to choose which they prefer. We are curious whether the pistachio will be really popular, or whether guests will be weirded out by pale green cake …

    Post # 14
    3345 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    We are having one multi-layered cake and two single layered cakes.  The larger cake we are planning on cutting, and if the caterer needs more I am fine with her having sheet cake.  

    Post # 15
    1258 posts
    Bumble bee

    We had a 3 tired cake, and we saved the top tier for our honeymoon (pretty much 1 month anniversary).

    We cut the rest for guests, and it wasn’t all eaten, but a lot of it was, and what wasn’t we sent home with our Day-of-Coordinator (college student, whose roommates were thrilled). 

    Good thing you’re thinking ahead on this. DH and I got up there and picked up the knife and then looked at each other and said: F******ck! We have no idea how to do this! It was clear we didn’t have a clue what we were doing. People startd shouting instructions at us all at once. It got pretty funny, actually, but it would have been good to have put, oh, ANY thought at all into it beforehand.


    Post # 16
    338 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    We’re having a layered cake for us and cupcakes for the guests.  With our cake vendor cupcakes saved us money.  plus it cuts out the $1 per slice we would have to pay to have the venue cut it.  We’re saving around $200 this way. and we won’t have to worry about cutting awkwardly since the guests won’t be getting a peice off the cake we cut anyway.

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