Post # 1
Ok so I don’t know if this belongs in emotional…
But I just read something on the family board that now has me all grossed out/nervous.
I’ve posted before my dilemma of wanting family kids at the reception but not kids of friends and that problem is solved.
So we’re going to JOP for our wedding but then having a somewhat traditional reception. My dress is off the wrack and pretty casual.. there’s really nothing about a wedding I always dreamed of so whatever the day will bring will be great in my eyes.. no high expectations to live up to…
But the one thing I”m taking seriously is I want a beautiful wedding cake.
Then someone posted something on the family board about them not wanting kids because of them running around, tipping things over and.. **gasp**.. fingers in the wedding cake.
Ok this is one of those things that I HATE and pretty much every kid in my family does it. They poke their fingers in birthday cakes or whatever cake happens to be at the occassion. The family pretty much lets them because everyone HAS kids and “aw it’s fine they just cleaned their hands”…
Ok I do NOT have kids and while I love them and want one some day… kid hands kinda gross me out. I’m not one who will take a lick of a kids sucker or clean their drippy ice cream cone for them and if a kid has their fingers in a cake or cupcake even just a little I will avoid that area at all costs.
I know I’m weird;) but…. how the heck do you keep kids fingers out of the darn cake????
Post # 3
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 # 4
The place I booked has a cake table and it’s not that high…. plus high table = tippy table… I am so sad I read that post on the other board and have this in my head now…. I’m going to obsess over it.. probably because it’s the one part of my wedding I have put real thought into and that means something to me (I just want to be married to my wonderful fiance… the wedding part doesn’t matter)… but the cake matters darnit! LOL!!!!!!!!
Post # 5
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
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 # 7
ROFL!~!!! I’m cracking up right now thinking of putting fire or thorns around my cake to protect it!!! That is AWSOME! And actually… I”m going to put some serious thought into it.
Post # 8
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
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 # 10
Not really.. the cake table is kind of off in a corner away from dancing etc and the tables are around the dance floor….
I am hoping people watch their kids but I can’t exactly put that on the invite or say it in the greeting “hi! Thanks for coming! Please watch you kids and keep them the hell away from my cake!” lol!
I am hoping…and guessing.. it will be like yours.. the kids will have a great time and dance etc etc.. I’m glad your fears were eased and you had a great time! I love that the little girl thought you were a disney princess:)
Post # 11
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
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
- 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! 🙂
Post # 14
LOL!!!! That is way too funny!!!
Post # 15
OMG that is AWFUL!!! I know (hope???) the kids mom felt really bad about that but as the bride I’d be LIVID! “Hey.. thanks for ruining my $500 cake before we even got pics with it!”
Post # 16
Hmmm… maybe I’ll have cupcakes around the cake and closer to the edge so kids can grab those if they are impatient…