Post # 1
We went for our cake tasting yesterday. I realized that I really don’t care what the cake looks like. I do care about flavor and quality, but when the consultant started asking questions and giving options, I was kind of indifferent. Anyone else feel the same about the wedding cake?
Post # 3
I’m not a big cake person either. Everytime I go to wedding, I always see half eaten or untouched sliced pieces of cake left on the table. I didn’t want this to happen at our wedding.
Sooo…80% of our display cake is fake. Only a small portion is real (it’s more so for just to cut into it for pictures). We’re doing a dessert party instead. There’s so many options!
Post # 4
It’s so liberating when you realize you don’t care about something! This is going to save you some dollaz, I know it.
Post # 5
I don’t like cake much, and especially not at wedding cake prices. So we served Key lime pie as our main dessert. We did have a small “grandma’s cake” (instead of a groom’s cake) for his grandma, who was really upset when I first told her there would be no cake.
I say, good for you – don’t get sucked in by the wedding cake hype, and focus on “function” (i.e., flavor) over “form”!
Post # 6
I thought that until I finally came up with something I really connected with. 😛 Not saying it’s that way for everyone, but I was all set to just have something pretty but generic with flowers and piping or something. I would have been just fine with that, but once I got the idea of making the cake reflect us and how we met, it really called to me! It was definitely not the wedding cake that people would have expected though!
I think you are seeing it just the right way though. If the look of the cake doesn’t matter to you, then make it amazing tasting! 🙂
Post # 7
We’re doing cupcakes or similar with a small cake for us to cut 😀
Post # 8
I LOVE cake. lol there’s no way I would be able to not have a huge, delicious wedding cake at my wedding. I’d probably cry lol
Post # 9
@Birdie Love: I love going to weddings when the bride thinks like you!! 🙂 I hate when the cake looks great (how many people really give it more than a passing glance, if at all, before it’s cut??) but then it tastes like crap! I’m all about taste…
That being said, one word of advice. Wedding cake bakeries like to use fondant as it’s easy to decorate with and gives a nice, smooth finish; however, the taste is not very nice, IMO. If you’re all about taste, go with buttercream – it still looks good (but won’t have the ‘smooth as glass finish’) but more importantly, tastes great!!
Also, for our wedding cake, we’re doing a three tiered cake but for 200 guests, that won’t cut it, so most of our wedding cake that’s served is going to consist of sheet cakes that are kept in the kitchen. Saved us several hundred dollars.
Post # 10
amen!!! we are on a budget and there are SOOO many other things id rather spend my money on!!!! Im going to go with a simple cake from Costco… don’t knock it, i’ve heard GREAT THINGS! The only reason for the cake is for the pictures =)
Post # 11
Yeah, I don’t care either. We’re not having one, cause I care so little that I don’t even want to bother with a sheet cake. Nor do I care about the cake pictures. Our buffet package already includes dessert, so people probably won’t even notice! Do what works for you.
Post # 12
I do want a nice cake but I don’t really care that much about all the fillings and flavors.. most guests don’t care either and barely eat the cake. I know I’d like a chocolate cake but thats about it…
Post # 13
YES!! I love cake, but I can’t stand eating (destroying!!) really pretty things. I do not want my cake to look like a work of art. I only want it to look delicious. And, well, taste delicious.
All those cake decorating shows on TV give me the willies… I hate watching a knife going into something that took that much effort into making! :-O
Post # 14
I want my cake to look like a cake, and be eaten!
I just gave a base sort of description to my cake person, tasted it to make sure it’s yummy, and am letting her go at it!
Post # 15
Im having a cupcake tower instead! As i looked through all the wedding cake pictures Id seen, they were all pretty but none of them “fit” the image that i had in my head (nor did i want to pay 400 or dollars for something that i wasnt feeling strongly about.)
Luckily for me, i got an old co worker to make my cupcake tower FOR FREE as a wedding present for me and Fiance (well i asked her to make it and when i asked about cost she said consider it a gift :] )
Post # 16
Mr.ND doesn’t even eat cake, but I’m a cake-a-holic. However, I’m not all about chopping up a 5 tier work of art, so we’ll be doing the ‘mostly-fake-cake’ to cut for pictures and such, and serving the secret sheet cakes.
I will also just take good photos of the cake and then if we want to do the 1 year anniversary tradition of eating the cake, I’ll just ask to get one made. Year old anything eeks me out, and Mr.ND would like it even less than regular cake 🙂