Post # 17
I think it’s totally doable. Like cbgg mentioned, the cake needs to sit out for 20 minutes before cutting it or else it’s really tough to cut. You could always do a small two tier cake for cake cutting pictures and then have more ice cream cake in the back ready to cut and be served right after the cake cutting. Kinda like the styrofoam cake/sheet cake swap.
Post # 18
You could totally do this. Just make sure you communicate very clearly to the staff that will be handling your cake. I was at a wedding that had an ice cream cake and even though the bride told the catering manager it was never communicated to the staff. Their ice cream cake was brought out to display during the dinner course and was melty around the edges by the time it was served to guests. But all the guests loved it, despite it being a little melty.
Post # 19
Can I be a guest at your wedding? j/k. I totally love love love DQ cakes- the oreos and fudge in the middle= Heaven! If there is a way to do it then do it! Also, you may want to seperate the tiers of the cake so they fit in the freezer and cut them 10 minutes before. Ice cream cake doesn’t melt very fast at all- has anyone actually tried to cut into one? It’s hard.
Well thank you. I’m going to go out and screw up my diet now by getting a DQ cake. So so yummy!
Post # 20
I had a fake cake, and sheet Cold Stone ice cream cakes. I made sure that the reception places we interviewed had room for the cake in the freezer (wasn’t an issue anywhere).
I think you could bring it out for just cutting, but I was so easily distracted I’m glad I didn’t. Its amazing how the time flies by.
FYI my mom made the fake cake a couple weeks before the wedding – fondant keeps pretty good.
My cold stone cake was $2 a slice – $1 for the cake, $1 for the cutting. I was surprised how well it worked out. We priced Baskin Robbins too and Coldstone was cheaper!
We had an August wedding and they loved the ice cream cake – go for it….
Post # 21
I LOVE the idea of a wedding cake! Matter of fact, we are doing one through Coldstone Creamery. Their wedding cakes alternate cake, ice cream, cake, ice cream, and they will even tier it for us! One thing to consider is that our reception site would not cut a full ice cream cake, but said they would do it with the alternating cake/ice cream. I don’t get it…I just think the coordinator was a little nervous about having her staff cutting it.
Post # 22
I’m definitely going to go for it if it’s possible. I’d love to have it layered though, which would be the hard part in putting it together. I was thinking if it were just separate cakes of different sizes, they could just stack them and freeze it really well… If not, I’ll definitely go with the sheet ice cream cake idea on the side
Thanks for your input, everyone!
And… What’s a groom’s cake? I’ve never heard of one. What’s the purpose of that one?
Post # 23
My Fiance absolutely loves ice cream cake. I say do it. And it represents you and your tastes, its not just another fondant cake from the boring wedding mold. The ice cream cakes I buy from the local ice cream shop actually say to take it out 40 minutes before cutting. Unlike a bowl of ice cream, ice cream cake stays in tact A LOT longer. I’m sure your guests will love it… and most importantly YOU will love it.
Post # 24
I SO wish I could do this. When I mentioned even ice cream to the venue coordinator, she got a "look" on her face. I hope you have success!
Post # 25
I say go for it. What a wonderful idea!!! I made my Hubby an Ice Cream cake last year for his birthday and I know he would looovee and ice cream grooms cake. I would say as long as you have a freezer available and be prepared to cut it as soon as they are ready they do start to show signs of melting fairly early.
good luck I think its a great idea!
Post # 26
My Future Sister-In-Law had them at her wedding. The only crappy thing is you can’t do a traditional "cut the cake" since they have to be rock hard with a hot knife to cut. So she had to have them plated and brought out. IMO, that part was a little sucky. But everyone seemed to enjoy it.
You also can’t leave them out…and I know some people like to see the cake/take pictures.
Post # 27
I say go for it if you want it. I think you do have to leave them out 10 – 15 minutes before you can cut them anyway like someone else said.
To answer your question a groom’s cake is usually a chocolate cake which is designed to reflect the groom’s interests/hobbies/etc. I’ve seen some really awesome grooms cakes while googling 🙂 Here’s a link about groom’s cakes:
Post # 28
I have a new problem. It turns out that the reception place doesn’t actually have a freezer large enough for me to put a whole cake in. So my choices are to either not go for the ice cream cake, or to buy a freezer just for my cake… Does buying a freezer for my ice cream cake seem a little crazy? If it was a transparent freezer, I could even display the cake all night. I think I’m talking sci-fi now.
Post # 29
Karii, could you look into renting a freezer for the day instead of having to buy one?
Post # 30
How far away is the DQ that would potentially make the cake? Maybe they could just keep it at the store and deliver it right before the cake cutting time?
Post # 31
1- dry ice in a back room in any container. It sublimates into gas so you don’t get melty puddles everywhere and you could keep it in your average camping cooler because it is colder than normal ice.
2- have the cake on a wheelie thing and have it brought out as a big deal. My friend who was married in France did this and the cake had sparklers on it and they played the chariots of fire song when it was wheeled in. Very spectacular.