(Closed) Do people actually eat the cake?

posted 5 years ago in Food
Post # 31
4813 posts
Honey bee

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milksteak :  yeah, people eat cake.  My family takes cake seriously.  They still talk about the wedding five years ago with no cake (they all simultaneously said “then what is the point?”) And bad cake gets brought up for comparison anytime there is good cake (Thank goodness they had more sense than Jenny and went to the good bakery).  They don’t even care what it looks like – if it’s delicious,  it will get eaten. 

Post # 32
1789 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

We had a dessert ROOM. And also a five tier cake! We had some leftover, but we had planned it that way and served it at the gift opening the next day and the top tier on our first anniversary.

Also, it was delicious. Even a year later, after frozen, it was amazing. We also had fondant and a layer of butter cream underneath. Even the fondant was good!!

Post # 33
8674 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2016

I think if you wanna save some $$$, cut out the late night buffet–it’s a nice touch, but no one is expecting it.  Dessert people expect.  

Also, it doesn’t have to be wedding cake.. we just ordered two cakes from a favorite bakery (one of them was in the back getting pre-cut so we could serve the moement we cut) and it worked out just fine.  We spent around $100 in total and the cakes were delicious.  Our DOC’s assistant picked them up on her way to the venue.


Post # 34
3045 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Poppy Ridge Golf Course

I’ve never finished the cake bc I didn’t care for it. One bite was enough and the rest got trashed. Dry, bland, covered in heaps of gross icing, just bleck. 😷 If it was delicious cake then I would have eaten it. Go with a pp suggestion, please choose taste over looks! If you can have both then thats perfect. Fiance wants cake and this is one of the few things I’m being picky about. We have three tastings set up this month. 

Post # 35
390 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

I love cake – I don’t love fondant, but I always eat the cake even if I leave the fondant.  As I need to keep reminding myself, however – the “traditional” wedding cake flavors usually involve almonds and/or hazelnut.  Because they’re delicious.  There’s nothing like the fluffy white almond cake.  There’s also nothing like someone thinking they’re getting vanilla and going into anaphylactic shock.  So please.  You and me both.  Remember that if you go with the traditional delicious beautiful fluffy white cake, have part of it be not almond or hazelnut, because nut allergies are scary.

This Public Service Announcement brought to you by someone desperately trying to remember to be a good little sister and not accidentally murder her brother at her wedding.

(I also second the person who said the only way she’d eat a candy apple at a wedding is if they’re pre-sliced with the caramel just drizzled over.  I love candy apples.  Well, I love food.  But sticky things + formal clothing + alcohol, it tends to end badly.)

Post # 36
876 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

Instead of doing cupcakes why not just do your pretty, small cake and then have sheet cake in the back? They will cut it up and serve it to look like the pretty cake. I was estimated $1 a slice from one bakery. They do $25 sheet cakes for 25 people. That may be cheaper than cupcakes.

Post # 37
253 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2017


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milksteak :  TBH, I never really ate the cake at any wedding I have been too. Usually because it was very bland or way overdone. I’ve considered going smaller on the cake and having other sweets that I love and others do too, like a donut bar. 🙂

Now, if you get a cake that tastes bomb, maybe then yes it’ll get eaten.

We’ve picked a chocolate cake with this raspberry filling that sounded a bit interesting but when we tried it, my fiance’s fam tried it, even a few people from the bakery tried it with us – EVERYONE lost it. Like best cake. I couldn’t handle it, I wanted some to go home with. So we may get a good size of it plus some donuts – granted our bakery we are doing this with is CHEAP because its a hole in the wall place. 🙂

Post # 38
5 posts
  • Wedding: May 2018

Yes, yes, yes, people eat the cake! Order a slice per person and don’t worry if there is any remaining. Some of your more frugal guests will be glad to take the leftovers. 

Post # 39
6257 posts
Bee Keeper

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milksteak :  I will absolutely eat the cake and wish desperately there was an easier way to get more (if it’s not a disgusting flavor).  The only part I usually skip is the fondant.  I wouldn’t touch a caramel apple, lol.  Cupcakes are totally fine, though, unless you’re doing boxed vanilla cupcakes for guests adn a gourmet little cake for yourself – I’m sure you know that wouldn’t be okay :o)

btw, we did DIY strawberry shortcake.  My only regret about that is no pretty picture and that’s not enough to be disappointed over.

Post # 40
19 posts
  • Wedding: June 2018

I’m a pastry chef and I do wedding cakes. Not everyone will eat the cake, not only do people leave early but often they’ll just miss it on account of not realizing! More and more people are going for a smaller cake with other desserts and I definitely think it gives you more bang for you buck (also people just don’t like cake too!). Wedding cakes are cut much smaller than party size slices being at 1×2, and most venues follow this rule. When I do tastings, I usually tell them to round about 15 people less or exact. You never need more because no matter how many tiers you get, it’s a range of slices so you’ll get more regardless. Ex- you ask for 3 tiers 6,8 and a 9 and you want it to feed 65 but you’ll get 70 so that’s 5 extra right there. Also! No venue will cut into your top tier without asking you first, it is assumed you want to keep it for your anniversary. If they never ask, either your wedding cake decorator told them to save it or use it depending on the client or the venue simply did not need to put out more cake. It won’t be cut into without permission! Sorry this is so wordy, it’s my first post here! 😂

Post # 41
147 posts
Blushing bee

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milksteak :  my favourite part of any wedding is the cake. If it’s good. Unfortunately many people go for look which normally means bad cake.

Post # 43
1015 posts
Bumble bee

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milksteak :  Yes, people eat the cake. We had a wedding cake, groom’s cake, and a dessert bar (brownies, ice cream, and strawberry shortcakes) and we only had our top tier left. We did make sure our dessert was really good and went for quality and taste over style. 

Post # 44
6309 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

We had a cake for 350 people, and had around 200 guests – we had no cake left aside from our top anniversary layer! Our guests went back for 2nd and 3rd slices.

Post # 45
2758 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Our guests liked our cake so much that we cut up the top tier so everyone could have seconds. We also had an assortment of cookies and petit fours that vanished pretty quickly. So yes, the cake gets eaten!

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