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

posted 7 years ago in Food
Post # 77
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82 posts
Worker bee

I went to a wedding where they displayed an iced styrofoam cake and served cut up sheetcake from the back.  It was the Costco variety, which I swear is made from crack cocaine.  I would happily eat an entire one.

Get a sheet cake, send me the leftovers!!

Post # 78
Hostess
3367 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@mshummy:  Honestly, no one will remember what your cake LOOKS like except for you and your Fiance. If it tastes good, people will remember it! That’s all I care about, anyway. ๐Ÿ™‚ This is YOUR wedding, you do what you want!

Post # 79
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Busy bee

Cake is cake. People on these boards trying to pressure a bride into spending money on a cake shape she doesn’t care about are crazy people. 

The thing I like about cake at weddings is the act of sharing. It’s why I like family style meals, and soup, and hotpot, and the way my man and I just automatically move our plate near the middle of the table when we eat out. Sharing food is a primal act of unity and I like it. 

Post # 80
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678 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

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@Chrissy26:  I ADORE Publix cakes too, that is the best supermarket bakery ever! I’ve seen some of the tiered cakes they do but I didn’t know they would create something custom if you ask them to. Publix cake is without a doubt better tasting than some of the rubbery fondant I have had at weddings in the past. 

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@Bracelet00:  I love your comment about the cake symbolizing sharing and unity… we are actually getting a sheet cake as our “cutting cake” since we had the idea of cutting and serving it ourselves to our guests as kind of a symbolic act. We definitely didn’t want to be messing around with tiers or styrofoam, it could be disastrous ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 81
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854 posts
Busy bee

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@kestane:  yup, you can take them a photo or sit down with them and give them ideas.it was great. They had lots of options also. Then you can pick flavors and toppings. It was so good!

Post # 82
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361 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I’d much rather have a sheet cake than a fancy cake with gross fondant on it, in my opinion. You said you’re wedding isn’t too traditional, so I say go for it ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 83
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

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@mshummy:  I had a sheet cake, and on top of that it was from walmart, so say what you will about that, :). It was delicious and nobody noticed, if they did they didn’t say anything, and if they had of said anything negative I would have just asked them why they even cared.

I obviously didn’t care about the cake, heck I don’t even like cake. We also had two very small round cakes for cutting and one to keep, and we put our toppers on those cakes, but our guests didn’t eat those. At the end of the night all the cake was gone and everyone was happy though, so there is my experience with sheet wedding cake for your consideration. 

Post # 84
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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@BeeG35:  I would not want people of such low character to be friends of mine. Hopefully a bride who chose this option would be lucky to have friends and family who have better values than to talk behind their backs over the shape of a cake.

As for me op, I cannot recall a single wedding cake of all the weddings I’ve been to. Cake is cake. We are having a special cake made, but it tastes the same in the end.

Post # 85
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1675 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Cake is cake is cake. If it tastes yummy and it’s what you want, then go for it. 

Post # 86
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2346 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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@mllebertin:  I would hope for that too

Post # 87
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124 posts
Blushing bee

@mshummy:  I am totally doing the same thing for our wedding! I think it’s a great way to cut costs and I personally love eating food that looks like…FOOD! A sheet cake is still delicious and there’s nothing wrong with it in my opinion.

Post # 88
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

@mshummy:  It’s a cake! If it tastes good, I’ll eat it ๐Ÿ™‚ If you and your groom don’t mind a sheet cake or even prefer one, that’s all that matters.

Post # 89
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1317 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - NH

Here’s a DIY if you’re looking to save even more:  http://apracticalwedding.com/2013/06/grocery-store-sheet-cake-wedding-cake/

I personally would go with a higher round cake vs. the retangular sheet, but I think it’s all about what you want!  I definitely wouldn’t complain about seeing a sheet cake, I’d just be happy that someone is feeding me cake ๐Ÿ˜€

Post # 90
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1915 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I had a fake cake made and sheet cake they cut in the back.  No one knew the difference and it was definitely a money saver.  I probably wouldn’t put a sheet cake out on display.

Post # 91
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2977 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’m all for the sheet cake! I had sheet cakes at my wedding along w a small 2 tier cake. Do what makes u happy. 

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