Post # 1
I’m trying to figure out how much dessert to order. I only want to get a tiny 2 tier cake and then have cupcakes on the side. Maybe even some candy apples because I LOVE them. Do all the guests actually eat dessert or does a lot get wasted?
Post # 2
We had a 4 tier cake and 20 dozen mini pastries at our wedding (175 guests)… all we had left was a tier of our cake. I didn’t think it would all get eaten but it did.
Post # 3
We had a lot of cake leftover. Ours was 3 tiers and I think it was made for 115 or so people. I think we have like 100 people at our wedding. Our top tier wasn’t touched and we had like half the second tier left. Ours was boxed up by our venue for us to take home. We had cake for days. I think our venue cut our cake into a lot smaller pieces than the bakery based the count on.
Post # 4
dessert that taste great, gets eaten. However, many brides go for the look of the cake over the taste. If your guest take a bite and do not like the taste, yes, this will be a waste. Cake and cupcakes are the same.
We didn’t have any dessert left over from our wedding. 😉 go for taste!
Post # 5
People ate our cake! We had 3 flavors- lemon, marble, and chocolate with salted caramel buttercream (although that was mostly for us!). But I take the cake really seriously, so I wanted to make sure it was really good cake! Lol. I think most of the guests agreed…they seemed to enjoy it! We had some leftover, but overall not too much!
Post # 6
I wait for cake. That is part of the fun of a wedding. I have only been two 2 weddings where the cake was good.
I get really upset when it tastes bad. I have a lot of factors too. Moist, flavor, texture, how much icing/fonant is on it.
Post # 7
we had a lot of leftover cake, but our friend also made enough for double the amount of guests we had because she’s nuts (although it was beautiful and delicious). People were definitely eating it but it was also our only dessert. We had two flavors and I personally had a slice of each hahaha
Post # 8
We hardly had any left over. Our cake fed 300-350 and we had 250 people. if it’s good cake, people will eat it!
Post # 9
I’d say skip the fondant. If I see a wedding cake with fondant, I won’t eat it. It tastes terrible.
Post # 10
lol my fam & friends can EAT. We had a full catered buffet, tons of food- but people still ate the cake/ desserts (we had a chocolate and vanilla sheet cake as our wedding cake, a smaller birthday cake because we toasted family members with near-ish birthdays too, plus some amazing desserts my husband’s sister & SILs made) and quite a bit of it was eaten. Ditto the late evening pizzas we ordered for all the late night partiers 🙂
p.s. love the idea of candy apples!
Post # 11
Yes, people eat the cake. If there’s other dessert options, you can plan on less then 100% of people eating the cake though. There’s no way I’d eat a candy apple at a wedding in a dress and with makeup done though. Unless the apples wee pre sliced and then caramel was drizzled on top. Then it’d be more manageable.
Post # 12
at our wedding they ate it all. And we had WAY more cake than we thought we’d need, like an extra 50%. (I assume the staff ate some too, but still!)
Post # 13
If given the option, I ALWAYS EAT CAKE. I don’t even really care if it is gross, dry, fondant-y. CAKE.
Post # 14
We had quite a bit left over but we order enough for everyone to have two cupcakes.
I wouldn’t risk ordering less than at least one slice for each person. People do eat the cake and you don’t want some people to not get any.
Post # 15
I have almost never eaten the cake because I was served other desert beforehand or chose whatever was on the sweets table other it.
And the rare times I had wedding cake, it was not good.