(Closed) I'm thinking of a sheet cake for my wedding…

posted 7 years ago in Food
Post # 47
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

@mshummy:  We’re having a tiny two layer cake out in the open (so we can cut the bottom layer, and save the top for our 1 year anniversary) and having sheet cake in the back that will be served for the guests.

Post # 48
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

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@CakeyP:  Haha, I looove A Practical Wedding…it makes me feel like normal human being again.

Post # 49
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@mshummy:  I think it looks cute!

Post # 50
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I used to work in catering and most weddings had a small, tiered cake for the table/photos. After the couple cut the cake, they would bring the cake in the back. Usually the top tier or entire cake was saved for the couple and they had sheet cakes that we cut up for the guests.

 

Post # 51
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

You don’t need a cake topper. 

We didn’t use one and there are no regrets.  We just arranged some fresh orchids (the same types as in my bouquet) to sit on top of it.  Plus, fresh flowers might add a touch of elegance and elevate the look of your sheet cake.

Post # 52
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I’m not going to have a cake topper for my tiered wedding cake; I certainly don’t think you need one for a sheet cake.

Oh, and I had a sheet cake for my first wedding and it was fucking delicious.  The only reason I’m having a tiered cake this time is that my fiance’s aunt is making it for us.

Sheet cake is delicious and no one is going to even notice or care that it’s not tiered.  

Post # 53
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

We had undecorated sheet cake at our wedding.. It was hideous, but that’s all we could afford.

I think only 4 people even had a piece & the majority of our guests (like rude asses) left *right* after dinner, so they wouldn’t have noticed anyways.

I say go for it. We were quoted $400 for a simple wedding cake for 100 & I was like eff that. Instead our caterer did the sheets cakes pretty much for free & our total catering bill was only $1,000 for all the food as well as 2 tables busers.

Post # 54
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Busy bee

I think your wedding cake should be more special. I didn’t care about our or want to spend a lot. I still got a small wedding cake. It was actually made at publix and wto got nothing but compliments. They had tons of options and we just sent in a photo they coPied. It was VERY affordable

 

Post # 55
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I think having a sheet cake is a great idea.  I think they are delicious and I liked the ones that you posted earlier.

Post # 56
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@mshummy:  It’d probably going to taste better too!  If you really want, you could get a small cardboard “cake” made just for show (with an edible top layer for you to cut), and then just serve the sheet cake.

 

Post # 57
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

Honestly, if the cake is delicious, I don’t care about whether before it was placed on my plate it was a sheet cake or a tiered cake or whatever. 

Mmmm cake.

Post # 58
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@mshummy:  As long as it tastes good- and I assume no matter what it looks like, you still want a great tasting cake—- then who cares!?!?  

I find it a bit over the top to the poster who said they cringed when they read the title of your post.  I know a sheet cake doesn’t suit everyone, but it’s not like they are ugly- if they are done correctly.

 

We are having cake pops our wedding 🙂

Post # 59
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

If it’s tasty cake, I don’t care what it looks like!

Post # 60
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Cake’s cake!  I think it’ll be fine.

Post # 61
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I think some more traditional people see a sheet cake at a wedding as a little…well…white trash but I don’t really see why you should care. It sounds like you’re making the wise choice to have a wedding that is yours and not full of compromises that pander to other people’s tastes and sensibilities – I think you should stick to that.  

Not everyone is going to like your sheet cake, but then again not everyone is going to like your one bridesmaid or your pink dress or your glasses – but who cares what those people think? I doubt anybody looks back at their wedding photos after 20 years of marriage and thinks ‘Boy am I glad I let other people dictate what my wedding was like!’. 

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