(Closed) Kids… fingers….. cake…. OH NO!

posted 9 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
6890 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

My only solution (as I’ve never even thought about this) is to have your cake on a higher table, like a high-top table. If they can’t reach it, they can’t stick their nasty fingers in it, right? lol

Post # 5
1755 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I saw a photo of a wedding cake that was on a silver platform recently and all around the platform were lit votive candles.  Not sure about the heat with the icing etc.  But I think it would be likely to get parents to keep little hands away.

And if that isn’t possible, how about a nice prickly arrangement around the base that a few times of pricking fingers would keep little people away.

This isn’t the exact pic, but I found this to give you an idea.

Post # 6
4765 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

hee hee reminds me of a time when my little cuz licked off all the cocolate icing of a cake we left unattended.

Volunteeer at a day care and you’ll get over your kid fears in no time.

Post # 8
10635 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

Do you have a relative or a friend (preferable one seated near the cake) you could ask to keep an eye on the cake?  Where the cake table is placed might help a little too.  Ours was beside the head table, in front of the head table was the dance floor and then the tables.  There wasn’t really a reason for guests to be on the head-table side of the dance floor until the dance was underway.  Cutting the cake sooner rather than later might help as well.

For a kid’s birthday party I could see where someone might think this was cute, but not at a wedding!

Post # 9
921 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Have people watch their kids? We had kids at our wedding.. not one even tried to touch the cake. Wedding cakes look more like decoration than a normal cake a kid might think to eat anyways.

And to ease any fears you might have about kids.. none of them did anything remotely bad at our wedding (no screaming, food throwing or destruction of any kind) The little ones danced up a storm and were all absolutely precious.. one of my favorite things at the reception actually was the kid on DHs side that thought I was a disney princess all night.

Post # 11
2373 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

I’ve shot about 15 weddings this year ALL have had children- I’ve never seen a child put their fingers in the cake. I’ve watched a few adults do it though..

Post # 12
47439 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

If your family cannot take responsibility for teaching their children how to behave, use white lattice portable barrier fencing around the cake table. This is used by crowd control companies at conventions, exhibitions tec.

Post # 13
823 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011 - The Tribute Golf Club

We didn’t have any kids at our wedding, but I was the Maid/Matron of Honor in a wedding last year and reading your post titled reminded me of it.  The ring bearer ran clear across the entire room and stuck his hands in the cake in the middle of the Best Man’s and my toasts (we were standing right next to the cake with the bride and groom) and right before the cake cutting.  The best man had to stop his speech to grab the kid and give it back to his mother.

That’s only one instance though.  I’ve been to a couple of weddings with kids that were all well behaved and there were no issues with the cake.  Hope that happens with you! 🙂

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