Post # 1
Hi Bees, I need some help. I am in love with the look of 2 tier and 3 tier wedding cakes but I love cheesecake. I want to serve two different types of cheesecake (raspberry swirl and chocolate swirl). But I also want to have a traditional cake to cut and for pictures. The dilemma is I don’t want to waste the traditional wedding cake but I don’t want to overwhelm guests with 3 different options of cake. I origionally planned on having a small 2 tier but apparently it’s ettiquette for your cake to look like it feeds 50% of the guests. Any ideas on how to have (all the) cake and eat it too? Has anyone had cheesecake and traditional wedding cake?
Post # 2
Briebutter: You don’t have to have normal cake. You can have just cheesecake. You can still have the traditional cake cutting. You will be cutting cheesecake instead.
Post # 3
If you do want a traditional wedding cake, you can just get a small one; I’ve never heard of the 50% rule (but maybe it’s regional). But I really like the cheesecake ideas to have them tiered! That would show a lot of your personality 🙂
Post # 4
Briebutter: 3 options is not overwhelming. Cut whichever you want, then offer up all 3.
I swear to you, nobody will complain!
Post # 5
Maybe you can find a bakery that can do a cheesecake/cake hybrid (e. g. layer of cake followed by layer of cheesecake, then covered in frosting or ganache or whatever).
Post # 6
If you have left overs and don’t want to take them home. Get some take home boxes and tell your guests to take some cake home with them. I would love to take home some yummy cake.
Post # 7
If you do want the cake, maybe you can do some tiers cheesecake, some cake? Otherwise, if it’s just the cutting and pictures you want, I agree that you can do the same with cheesecake! And they look just as beautiful and yummy!
Post # 8
My cake was both. It was a three tiered cake (it was a pretty small cake but it did have three tiers) and the top tier was cheesecake. We served regular cake to our guests (Which was absolutely delicious) and my husband and I had the cheesecake.
Post # 9
I know a few people who don’t care for cheesecake (crazy, right? ) so I don’t think it’s weird or overwhelming to have traditional cake and cheesecake for guests to choose from. I think it’s awesome!
Post # 10
No one has ever complained about too many dessert options!
Post # 11
Of course you can have your cake and eat it too!
Sorry, had to. But yeah more cake the merrier.
Post # 12
What about a “fake” tiered wedding cake, if you want to offer cheesecake as the only edible option? Like, a styrofoam “cake” decorated with real icing. I have a baker friend that does that for all of her shows, but it seems like it could be an option for you as well, especially if you want it to look like it will feed a lot of people. You could even do one medium-sized tier as “real” cake if you wanted to offer traditional wedding cake but not a lot of it.
Post # 13
My friends wedding had a “Cheesecake Cafe ” wedding cake as well as regular. Everyone loved the cheesecake it was huge hit.
Just FYI I believe Cheesecake cafe is the Canadian version of Cheesecake factory ?
Post # 14
craigslistgirl: This is what I am doing, having red velvet cake layered with cheesecake. So delicious! Best of both worlds 🙂
Post # 15
I was at a wedding this weekend that did both – they displayed, cut and served the traditional one and had a cheesecake one behind the scenes that came out to serve. It was delicious! Just do both, no one will be sad about choices of cake, especially ones that sound so nice!