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

posted 7 years ago in Food
Post # 92
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

I used to do sheet cakes for weddings, and would do a design in the middle instead of writing so that it looked more elegant

Post # 93
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Worker bee

I am trying to cut costs as much as possible so I can have the venue/photo booth that I reeally want! We are also young (24). But my boyfriend’s (soon to be FI) stepfather makes delicious cheesecake from a family recipe that I want to use for our wedding. It’ll be a smaller wedding so we’ll make a few to serve and have one for us to use “to cut the cake”. As long as it takes good, ya know? I am looking into cake toppers though, since it isnt a typical wedding cake and won’t have decorative frosting or anything. Hope the guests won’t mind. 

Post # 94
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

We are having three sheet cakes for the wedding. One with FHs name on it, one with mine and the third will be decorated with two gold intertwined hearts. All will feature our wedding colors. FHs cake will be marble, mine chocolate (of course!) and the third will be white. WAY cheaper than some damn fancy wedding cake and they will look and taste grand!

 

Post # 95
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

i think its getting pretty popular to have a small wedding cake and then sheet cake in the back to serve the guests to cut on costs. i think its fine, it sounds like your wedding isn’t super traditional and formal so i don’t see a problem with it

Post # 96
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Sugar bee

We had homemade cupcakes for our guests, and just got a small cake from the grocery store to cut. I honestly didn’t care what it looked like and neither did anyone else!

Post # 97
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I didn’t realize cakes were such a hot-button issue.  We are serving slices of pies and will not be cutting anything. Apparently we are a bit trashy 😉 

Post # 99
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

We had wedding cupcakes arranged in a tower, to sort of mimic a layered cake.

 

Personally, I would not mind your idea for a cake. I don’t go to a wedding to judge. But one of the nice aspects of weddings has, honestly, been to look at a beautiful cake. Can still remember the first wedding cake I saw as a little girl. I was in awe of those bells made out of frosting.

 

Here is an inexpensive alternative: You can present a small wedding cake (I think some are even fake cakes), and then there is a sheet cake in the back that the staff cuts up and serves. Saves a lot of money, I heard.

 

Post # 100
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

What the heck! Do what u want! No one will judge you. Honestly i judge people who spend a fortune on those massive 8 tiere cakes for an 80 person wedding… Lol makes no sense! A cakes a cake! As long as it tastes good, id do it!

Post # 101
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Blushing bee

I always look at the cake at a wedding, a sheet cake would definitely be underwhelming but the idea of a decorated cake for show just for the two of you and serving sliced sheet cake is a great money saving idea!

 

Post # 102
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I must be white trash then, because I’m planning to use sheet cakes unless I can get a good deal on cupcakes from a co worker who offered to help. Then again, I have a class of friends that aren’t judgemental. If your friends are so crass as to call you tacky or cheap or white trash, I feel sorry for them. And probably wouldn’t be friends much longer. Cake is cake, and sheet cakes are delicious.

Post # 103
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

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Post # 104
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I didn’t have sheet cake, but I kind of wish I did.  I wasn’t the biggest fan of our cake (although a lot of people said it was good, including FI), and it cost a lot.   I love Costco sheet cake wanted to have that, but there were issues with having to pick it up and refrigeration for it.

I think if I had sheet cake I wouldn’t probably display it, but would just serve it.  I’d buy a smaller round cake, even a supermarket one, for display/cutting.  I don’t think it would have to be very fancy, especially if you did a topper.

 

Post # 105
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7547 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

I think wedding cakes are crazy over the top. Go with the sheet cake, I bet it will taste great! 

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