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

posted 7 years ago in Food
Post # 62
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2007

I think it’s fine. I had a sheet cake for my wedding, the place we’d ordered our cake from decided to screw us over and “lose” the order, so like 3 days before my wedding I called my caterer in a panic and she did two lovely sheet cakes. No one said anything, I doubt anyone cared. It was out for 2 seconds when DH and I did the cutting the cake photo op, then she took it back and cut/plated it. NDB.

Post # 63
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@mshummy:  I think it’s a great idea, plus it’s YOUR wedding! You can do what you want. Who cares if other guest dont like it. It’s not their day, but yours and your Hubby.

If you guys both like the idea then totally go for it!

Post # 64
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Honey bee

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@Ruby-Redshoes:  Wow, that’s a bit of a rude comment. Cake is cake. Traditional or not, I think it is quite condescending to think a simple choice to have a sheet cake as “white trash.” 

In fact, many people (even traditional people) have sheet cakes. Yes, they usually keep it in the back and have a display cake, but the fact is that sheet cakes are common. 

Post # 65
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia

@mshummy:  My Fiance and I are planning to get two sheet cakes as well (Black forest and Lemon). We might use fresh flowers and a simple B & G cake topper for cake decorations.

It’s nothing outrageous to want a sheet cake. Fondant cakes may be too rich for some guests. Long story short, you can’t please everyone.

Post # 66
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

@mshummy:  My sister had a sheet cake. No one cared, and it was delicious! I say go for it!

Post # 67
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Wedding cakes are ridiculously expensive and I know that cutting costs where you can is preferable.  For our day, I’m getting a small, intricately designed two tier cake that will probably feed 10-15 people.  Then I’ll have enough sheet cake in the back to serve everyone else.  I just think there is something to be said about the beauty of cutting into a wedding cake for pix that you’ll have for the rest of your life.  The sheetcake makes it super informal, almost like a brithday.  Now if you just cant afford it, then you do what you can.  At the end of the day it is what makes you happy, but I just think a sheet cake is too informal.  Good luck!

Post # 68
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia

Honestly? You can dress up a sheet cake. Tiered cakes would feed over 100 people; so, the type of cake really depends on the number of guests and whether desserts are catered. There’s always so much cake leftover at weddings. OP could probably choose a corner to keep and freeze — to savour after the wedding.

You can find gorgeous rectangular cake stands or you could try rent them, possibly at Bulk Barn or other event rental places. All you would really need is to increase the height of the cake, so that it’s more prominent.

I don’t think the “white trash” comment is fair at all. I’ve seen non-Caucasians opting for burgers assembled like a wedding cake — instead of getting cake altogether.

Post # 69
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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@bmo88:  I don’t think it’s white trash to have a sheet cake – I’m actually in favour of a couple choosing whatever they like and can afford for their wedding. But I think older, more traditional people whose idea of a wedding cake is probably fondant icing and fruit cake would see it that way. The OP did ask what potential guests would think, and I’m telling her she should be prepared for some people to think it’s tacky. Sorry if it seemed like I was saying I think sheet cakes are bad. I’ll edit my comment so it’s clearer. 

Post # 70
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Honey bee

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@Ruby-Redshoes:  Oh ok, sorry, I thought you were implying that it was a white trash thing to do. Sorry, my apologies.

Post # 72
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

Cake is cake! Enjoy your day 😀 

Post # 73
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

To answer ops question, if I were a guest, I would think it looks cheap. Thats my opinion. I think weddings deserve more than the average cake. Not all guests may think that, but some probably will. They won’t say anything negative, and they might even comment that they love the cake, but they may go home and discuss it in the privacy of their home. 

Post # 74
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449 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

i like it…its your wedding, your style, do wut makes u happy

Post # 75
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

I think it’s fine and will look and taste great!

A wedding should be what you want it to be, whether it’s a pink dress or sheet cake, who cares?! All that matters is that you are happy 🙂

Post # 76
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@mshummy:  I think it’s obnoxious that people put so much emphasis on cake. .. ITS A DESSERT. THAT’S IT! If it tastes yummy to you, then who really cares? You’re providing your guests with a free dessert. If they don’t like the way it looks they can get over it.

 

 

 

P.S. I like the simplicity of the fresh fruit on the top. It’s clean-lined and lovely.

 

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