Post # 1
My original plan was to have 1 macaroon tower like hte picture below instead of a cake so we would save on both cake cutting fees and favors..
We ended up adding chocolate covered strawberries to help a college classmate who open his business..
which will be displayed in 2 of these:
However, we want the tradition of cutting the cake (or at least our parents do) so we are planning to have a small 2 tier cake (8 inch and 6 inch) but not serve it.. and have 2 smaller macaroon towers (instead of 1 big one) and 2 tower of the strawberries…
We will have our cake cutting and then invite guests to come to the table and get the macaroons and strawberries and they are welcome to serve themselves some cake if they want but it will definately not feed everyone..
Would you be ok with serving yourself the cake?
Post # 3
@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
- Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall
@lstyle25: What if you and Darling Husband 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
@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
@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
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
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
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
OMG I would love that! I’m not a cake eater, so I definitely wouldn’t miss the cake at all!
Post # 11
- Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY
@pengoala: Agreed! Wedding cake can be pretty gross if it’s not fancy fancy.
I love your idea!!
Post # 12
I love macaroons!! no sadness over here:)
Post # 13
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
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
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.
Post # 16
@SarahCF: ughhhhhhhh sameee hereee! def dont want to pay for a giant fancy cake but the small cake better be small 🙁
i sure dont want to pay cake cutting fee at $1 per person!.. our banquet venue let us have cake with NO cake cutting fee if we cut the cake and provide our own paper plates and forks.. sigh.. not sure i want to make my family or any guest do that..
The cake we are planning on getting is like this:
in these ombre color:
Is this fancy and small enough? or should i do 1 tier only?