(Closed) Let them eat cake??

posted 8 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Hmmm..to be honest, if it were me, I’d order a cake to serve all 90 guests.  You never know, they all may want cake and then a side dessert.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’d order a cake big enough to serve everyone. R and I both really hate doughnuts, and a lot of people who like them may want cake as well. Plus, isn’t cake traditionally served to everyone unless they decline it?

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

I would either order a cake to feed all guests or forgo the cake altogether. Wedding cake is such an iconic tradition that it’s at least a good possibility that once the guests see it, everyone will desire and expect a piece, even with all the other sweets.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

We’re in a similar situation.  The caterer will provide 3 other desserts that will be served.  But it was important for me to have a wedding cake, so I am having a cake–but rather than serve it, we’re boxing slices and giving it as our favor.

 Also you can do this for cheaper if you have a smaller wedding cake (2 tier) and then a few sheet cakes in the back.

 

 

Post # 8
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Honey bee

Regardless of your main dessert buffet, either order enough cake so that each guest gets a slice or skip it entirely. It is rude to offer something to some people and not everyone. Also, not everyone likes donuts and you can’t predict who will eat them and who won’t.

Post # 10
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Honey bee

It’s not that people feel strongly about cake one way or the other, especially since many people don’t like it. It’s the concept of being courteous to your guests. Only providing cake (or any other food/beverage) for a percentage of your guests is rude. Either everyone is offered the same portions of the same food or else you cut it out. If your guests don’t eat cake to begin with, save your money for something else and find something they will eat instead. Otherwise it is a ton of food and money that goes to waste.

As for the cutting photo op/tradition, anything under the sun can be cut and fed to each other.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

@Sapphire–yeah my baker is doing the sheet cakes for only $70!  It’s a great way to save $$.  If you and your Fiance really dislike cake you absolutely do not need to include it!  I say, do a small cutting cake and then order a sheet cake…you’ll have enough for everyone who wants it and you’ll have the “cutting the cake” photo!  I bet you could do this for like $250.

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Our wedding is about 150 guests, but we’re not having an “official” cake cutting sort of thing. We’re having a 2 tier mini-cake with cupcakes that will be put out with our dessert buffet at 11:00. By that point a lot of the older guests will probably duck out (we’re moving from the tent to inside the building due to noise bylaws), and we’ll have lots of other goodies on the buffet, so we’re having enough cupcakes/cake to feed 90 I believe. We’re also having a served dessert with our main meal, so it’s not like no one will be getting dessert and they will be looking for it at the late night buffet.

I think your doughnut cake is adorable! I think a cake that feeds 70 would be enough combined with everything else. That’s just my two cents.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Well, unlike everyone else I don’t think you need a cake. If you are serving enough dessert for everyone then there’s enough dessert. It doesn’t have to be cake. You probably aren’t ordering 90 doughnuts and 90 of each kind of cookie. Why do you have to have 90 slices of cake? You could just have a single cake among the dessert buffet. Make it funny – cut some doughnuts and serve those!

Post # 14
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I agree with rachelss. I should say, I wasn’t even going to have an official cake, I just ended up tasting this one bakery’s cake at a wedding show and it was SO good I ordered from them! LOL! It’s your wedding, do what you want  and what makes you and your Fiance happy 😉

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee

Wow, ember that response was a little harsh. Cake = dessert. As long as there is enough DESSERT, I don’t think it matters what kind there is.

Also, I’ve heard countless stories of how people had half a cake left because they had dessert bars too. Ask your coordinator or someone at the venue if they have any advice.

Post # 16
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Agreed LaborOfLove! The last few weddings I was at we were BEGGED to take desserts (including cake) home with us because there was so much left over! Unfortunately they hadn’t planned ahead and there were no doggie bags or boxes for us to take anything home in.

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