Post # 1
I was thinking of doing smaller indiviual cake for each person, not mini cakes but larger-than-normal cupcakes with lots of piled icing. I’ve seen this done as favors but without a stand alone cake? I’m not big on the whole huge cake display. My question is: do you think people will think it odd not to have a single cake? Will they be satisfied by their cupcake and not notice? Or if they do notice will it be THAT big of a deal?
And not a cupcake display. There’s something odd about that to me. Its a plated sit down dinner so the cupcakes will be served by the waiter. Instead of cake cutting the Fiance and I will feed each other bites for pics.
Also, its not about cost. To get the bigger cupcakes is going to turn out to be the same cost if not more.
Is it odd that the cake isn’t really a big deal to me?
Post # 3
Eh, the cake isn’t a big deal to me either. If FH wasn’t so keen on having a cake I’d totally be doing individual cupcakes and everyone gets one. I think having them plated and served up is a great idea.
Another option that I saw at a wedding that worked out great was each table had an individual cake – so the couple went round the cut the first slice of each cake and gave it to the couple on the table that had been together the longest – it was a great chance for everyone to get a cake cutting photo and everyone could have as much or as little cake as they wanted.
Post # 4
No, cake was definitely something I could have cared less about. We spent like $130 on cake for 120 people. It just wasn’t a priority, really. I have yet to be blown away by tasty AND pretty wedding cake to the point I don’t think anyone else expected it either.
I looked at those individual cakes per table and they were still like $25/cake. With 18 tables that would have been too expensive for us but I REALLY liked the idea.
Post # 5
I didn’t care about the huge cake either. We looked into cupcakes but ended up doing more of a “cake buffet” with each cake on a different pedestal stand.
Post # 6
We are doing a cake display too, so we will actually have a small wedding cake for the bridal, some cupcakes and then an array of desserts and scattered candies. We are doing the “cake cutting” and then inviting everyone to dig in. I wanted a chance to use some more of our graphics in the decor. A single tiered cake on a stand isn’t much to work with. Were focusing on color, light, and the “skyline” of the cake stands against the skyline of the city beyond.
Post # 7
We are doing no cake. I pretty much realized that I either want a fabulous, show stopping cake or none at all. Because none of the bakers in my destination location have show stopping skill, I am going with a dessert buffet.
Yes, people will think you are weird. But you are still feeding them a yummy and conventional treat. It isn’t as if you are foregoing cake for a display of pickled herring. So the mental process will be, “huh, this is different…yummy”!