(Closed) Did you have alot of cake left over?

posted 7 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I think you will be fine with what you have. Not everybody will eat the cake. My Aunt had a whole rubbermaid tote full of cake left over at the end of her wedding. I’m sure my Aunt’s case might be the extreme, but there has been leftover cake at almost every wedding I’ve been to.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@Mrs. Excited:  Why don’t you have a small sheet cake made?

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I think it could go either way. We had no cake left and we over bought by 15 pieces. We also had a candy buffet and milk and cookies. And we had 5 courses. Our guests were pigs LOL. 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

We had 132 guests and we only ordered enough cake for 96 slices. We had a huge dessert buffet with dinner, in addition to wedding cake, however. We probably still had about 20 slices left, but they got devoured the next day at another family gathering. 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I wanted to add that maybe you could suggest to your bakery that a small sheet cake be made in addition b/c I’d be afraid you’d run out of pieces.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I know that a lot of my relatives wouldn’t eat the cake so it wouldn’t be a big deal. However, as a somewhat picky eater with stomach issues, I can tell you that a large slice of cake has more than once been my dinner at weddings where the food didn’t sit well with me, so I would say it’s better to have too much than too little. I also agree with getting a small sheet cake on the side, you may not even need it but just in case.

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

On the flip side… is there ever such a thing as Too Much Cake?

…well, maybe. Agreed on PP suggestions about asking about a smaller cake, or just going as-is. You’re also likely to have noshows among your Yeses (I hope not, but that seems to be the case for every wedding I’ve been to).

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

Honestly I think you will be fine.  I work as a cook at a place that holds wedding venues, and I can think of mabey 2 weddings in recent memory (I have been there for 2 weeks) that did not have quite enough cake and even then no one complained that they did not get a peice.  Especially if your venue does not allow you to take food home, ( like ours does that too), the cooks and servers most likely get some of your paid for food ( the extras) , so if you do not want that I would say you are good with the amount you have.

I hope that was not too convoulted of a responce!:)

Post # 14
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Worker bee

we had SO MUCH cake left it was ridiculous. we took it home, sent some home with family, had it around the house for out of town guests for like 3 days. idk what happened to it all after we left for our honeymoon. but we had so much left over. so i think you will be fine with just enough. not everyone eats it no matter what the baker says.

Post # 15
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

We had a small amount of cake left over and we bought right on for our guests (120), but I did suppliment with pies as Darling Husband and some of his family doesn’t like cake.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

yeah I was wondering too, b/c I have to order our cake in a couple weeks we go for the cake tasting!! 🙂 Can’t wait!!

 

We have 150 people and I was told to have 4 tiers.  We will also have a grooms cake.

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