Five Days to Go & We May Not Have a Cake

posted 2 years ago in Reception
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee

We bought cake at Costco.  

Post # 3
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Honey bee

Second Costco.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: July 2018

Honestly it isn’t a big deal, if you stress out about things like this you will just ruin the day for yourself.  Do you have a dessert course with your meal?

We just had a dessert and skipped cake and literally no one cared. 

If this is your only dessert can you order donuts or cupcakes?  Super easy and fuss free! 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee

Agree with the Costco recommendations. If you wanted something fancier for pictures, a bakery by you might be able to do a styrofoam cake and you could just cut and serve Costco sheet cake in the back. 

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2019 - Canada

Awe, sorry OP, this really sucks! Costco sounds like a great option! The other choice is to bake a bunch of cupcakes yourself. I’m a cake baker and can send you some easy icing recipes if you’d like but I think Costco would end up being less expensive and definitely less time-consuming!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2019

Agreed with a “generic” cake and throw in some cupcakes and maybe donuts. We had bakery trouble too but it all worked out in the end. We just did a couple small cakes in different flavors and arranged them nicely. 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: City, State

A local bakery did a simple tiered cake for us. It was delicious and much cheaper than a proper wedding cake.

Post # 12
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Honey Beekeeper

I’d do a small regular cake for the photos and a sheet cake to feed the masses. It will be fine! On another note, your friend is quite a flake. You don’t offer to do something like this unless you are committed to it. She ought to be the one looking into other options. 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2019

Yes, variety…dessert bar! Exactly what we did. I still don’t know how my coordinator pulled it off considering our time crunch. I know the total cost was cheaper than a big fancy tiered wedding cake, too. And it went over really well with our guests. 😊

 

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