(Closed) No one cut the cake/ should we have cupcakes?

posted 7 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

I think people should be smart enough to cut their slices themselves, but I think it might be easier to have a couple relatives help to a couple peices to start off. But if you want to do cupcakes with a small cake for you and your Fi to cut, that would work too.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’d do cupcakes – as a guest I’d be worried that I’d mess the cake up somehow. Cutting a multi-tier cake seems super complicates.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

All the weddings I’ve been to actually just have a friend cutting cake (it’s probably a regional thing). So, that way it’s free and you have a bit of control.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

In your situation, I would do cupcakes!! Make things easier on everybody…Including yourself!

Post # 12
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I have been the cake cutter in more than several friends and family weddings.  I would ask a friend, aunt, or cousin to do it.  If you want the cake there are great guidelines online on how to cut the cake.  The secret is to have a pitcher of steaming hot water to rinse the knife in between each cut to clean the knife off and it will glide threw the frosting without making it look bad.  If you want the cupcakes then for picture purposes you can get a small two teir cake for you two to cut and still get the pics and the purpose.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

If you are wanting a cake, I have some reassurance. We had no clue how to cut a cake, but me and my Future Mother-In-Law managed to get through with some sucess (and minor failure, just messy) at cuttting the cake at FI’s cousin’s wedding.  I think getting two family members to cut the cake after you take your slice would be much easier than having everyone cut their own piece.  PS square cakes are easier to cut for newbees ;). 

ETA:  We were able to seperate the tiers as there is cardboard underneath each of the tiers, so we cut them simultaniously.  Also make sure you take out the dowels holding the cake up before cutting.

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