(Closed) How much of your cake went to waste? Boy am I glad we got the smaller one!!

posted 7 years ago in Food
  • poll: How much of your cake went to waste?
    None! We did a pretty good job guessing how our guests would eat :) : (4 votes)
    31 %
    Only a bit, but it was mostly all eaten and we had enough to bring home. : (5 votes)
    38 %
    Almost half! Our cake was a waste. : (3 votes)
    23 %
    A lot! Hardly anyone ate our cake and there was too much for left overs :( : (1 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
    4824 posts
    Honey bee


    We had a small cake for ceremony purposes and then a petite dessert buffet. Many people complimented on having an assortment of small sized desserts (chocolates, cheese cake slivers, pie slivers etc, tarts, etc) and did not serve the cake. A few specifically said they dont like wedding cake and usually eat it just so they can tell the bride they ate it! ๐Ÿ™‚   

    At ym SILs wedding last year we brought home 2 of the 4 tiers of cake (and the largest one was inedible since it fell on the floor so really only 1 tier was eaten at a wedding of about 170)

    Post # 4
    3049 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 1991

    I’m interested in the responses. My mom and Future Mother-In-Law went to the cake appointment with me… they insisted that I order 4 tiers (one to freeze and not eat for anniversary). I was like, hey mom, let’s save money! But no, it’s tradition and you don’t mess with tradition. I also don’t like how they figure out how much cake to get. 1.5 slices per guest or whatever. Um no, each guest can have half a slice because that’s how much they eat anyway. I cater and I’m always throwing away 3/4 slices of cake in the trash can! Haha ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 5
    3671 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    We had cupcakes and a small cake.  We wanted to save the small cake anyway but had a lot of cupcakes left over since at the last minute there were a few people that couldn’t come anymore.  We gave some to our immediate families and ate the rest though so it didn’t seem like a waste. Smile

    Post # 6
    6009 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    All of our cake was gone at the end of the night; we had three different flavors (one in each tier), and I was really looking forward to having three pieces of cake (lol) but I only got one.  ๐Ÿ™  My husband only got one piece, too, and we didn’t even get any to take home with us for our first anniversary.  Sigh.  It was so disappointing.

    Post # 7
    1940 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    We had a 4 tier cake and ended up with 90 guests.  We actually had a separate “top” that was hidden in the kitchen, so the full 4 tiers were cut.  I thought we would have a ton left over.  My parents said there were about 5 slices left, and they took it home and it was gone the next day. I think there was a 6 inch, 8 inch, 10 inch and 12 inch layer.

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