(Closed) Dinner party reception – how to do wedding cake

posted 5 years ago in Reception
  • poll: The wedding cake should:

    Be served after the meal (which includes dessert)

    Be served as an option with dessert

    Have take-out containers so guests go home with cake

    Forget the cake - it just doesn't work at a dinner party reception

  • Post # 2
    30388 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

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    mikesgirl123 :  You can have a small wedding cake on a beautiful cake stand, so you get the cake cutting experience and pictures. Depending on the dessert you choose, you could serve the cake with the dessert. It would go well with something light  like a mousse, a fruit dessert, pavlova etc. Those who want cake can have it.

    You can ask the staff to box up any remaining slices and leave them on a table by the exit door for your guests.


    Post # 3
    2343 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2016

    The package that our venue offered also includes dessert. They said that we could serve our wedding cake instead, but it really didn’t lower the cost of our package by much (as they would plate it up with cream or ice cream etc). So what we decided to do was keep the dessert offered by the venue and serve our wedding cake at the same time. It was cut up by the staff and arranged on platters that were placed in the centre of each guest table – guests who wanted cake instead of dessert or as well as dessert helped themselves. We also had take home baggies laid out next to the platters so that guests who wanted to take cake home could. We didn’t have any cake leftovers (except for the top tier, which we had asked the staff to put aside for us beforehand) and the desserts offered by the venue were also a hit.

    Is this something that you would be able to do?

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