(Closed) Macaroon and Chocolate Covered Strawberries BUT NO CAKE! Would you be sad?

posted 8 years ago in Food
  • poll: what should i do with the cake?

    Get the small 2 tier cake and let guest serve themselves if they want (PLUS $200)

    Get the small 2 tier cake, get a sheet cake and pay cake cutting fee (PLUS $445)

    Forget the cake, macaroons and chocolate covered strawberry will be fine. ($0

    Get the small 2 tier cake, cut and box. Do not serve it if it is not enough for all

  • Post # 3
    3169 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @lstyle25:  I wouldn’t offer the cake because there won’t be enough for everyone. I would offer the macaroon’s and strawberrys and then have the cake boxed up for you to take home.

    Post # 4
    4434 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

    @lstyle25:  What if you and DH fed each other macaroons or strawbs?  


    I don’t think you should have cake, but not enough to go around.  Or feed each other cupcakes?  Or just get one VERY small cake that’s JUST for you two?

    Post # 5
    5184 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    @lstyle25:  those are macarons, not macaroons. And although I don’t like cake I think most people do expect one at a wedding. I see no problem with self-serve cake. Cutting fees are the biggest scam in the business.

    Post # 6
    4 posts
    • Wedding: January 2004

    @lstyle25:  not everyone likes macoroons i would do cupcakes instead and make it self serve as well as make a 2 tier cake for yourself

    Post # 7
    822 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    i love wedding cake and it’s one of things i look forward to at a wedding.  although i would not be upset if i went to a wedding without cake.  i don’t like macarons.  (i used them as favors because so many people love them.)  i would eat the choc covered strawberries and not complain. 

    Post # 8
    301 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    The cake is usually my favorite food-part of any wedding, so I am totally biased, but I say go for the cake! Macaroons are cute and modern but they are not for everyone and if you are going to cut a cake you might as well serve one.


    I went to a wedding that had a fake cake that guests could see, but obviously not eat. It was like a tease! I was so sad after having my eye-ball on that sucker only to find out it was styrofoam! So if you’re going to cut a cake I suggest providing some for guests that aren’t into macaroons.

    Post # 9
    2374 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I think macarons and strawberries would be fine!  However, I think it’s weird to do a cake cutting and kinda throw it up in the air and say “Good luck, if you get a piece, great!  If not, we didn’t have enough”.  Maybe do an obvious just for two cake?  Like just the top layer of a regular cake size.  That way your guests will know what to expect.  You could also get a sheet cake for your guests, that cuts down on the expense as well.

    Post # 10
    23585 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    OMG I would love that! I’m not a cake eater, so I definitely wouldn’t miss the cake at all!

    Post # 11
    4687 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

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    @pengoala:  Agreed! Wedding cake can be  pretty gross if it’s not fancy fancy.

    I love your idea!!

    Post # 12
    3422 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I love macaroons!! no sadness over here:)

    Post # 13
    566 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    We are in this exact situation. Our caterer offered us a dessert bar with like 4 different desserts which we thought was a great idea, esp since my fiance and I are not too keen on cake. But our moms HATED that idea and insisted on buying us a cake (we’re otherwise paying for the wedding ourselves). Now we’re trying to decide whether to have a small cake or just go with a big cake. It’s hard to know what people will want.

    Post # 14
    243 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    how about having a single-tier cake under the macaron tower? That way you have a cake to cut and macarons to give away 🙂


    Post # 15
    7650 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I would love your options! I’m not a big cake person though so I usually only have a few bites.  I don’t think you should actually serve any cake though if there isn’t enough for everyone. 

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