(Closed) No one to cut the cake?? Help!

posted 4 years ago in Food
Post # 3
1118 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

We completely forgot that we needed someone to cut the cake! It just never occured to us. Our bridal party figured it out pretty quickly and did a great job.

Post # 4
9201 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

Cupcakes? Hire a local waiter or something? An aunt or cousin who wouldn’t mind, if they ask if there’s anything they can do?

Post # 5
8579 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

We are hiring a friend from my work to take care of all of the extra type stuff since we are having a day-of coordinator [lighting the candles, setting up buffet tables, busting down tables.. refilling drink dispensers, ect]. So he will most likely cut the cake, however, we are getting a HUGE cake and doing “slices” instead of the stanard 1×2 inch piece, so we can really have anyone cut it.

If for some reason he is unable to, my mom has stated she has no problem with it.


Post # 6
1849 posts
Buzzing bee

Cutting a weddng cake is messy.  I have done it at least half a dozen times.  I would opt for cupcakes before I would ask someone to do this.  Who is taking care of your food?

Post # 7
295 posts
Helper bee

I wouldn’t ask anyone at the wedding or part of the wedding to cut the cake. It’s a pain in the ass job. The servers cut our cake for free- they came with the catering company. Why can’t the caterer have their people do it? If you can’t find anyone to do it, I’d just let people cut their own slice.

Post # 8
11356 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Would your caterer offer this service if you purchase the cake from that company? Is that an option?

Post # 13
1849 posts
Buzzing bee

@roguehnp2005:  It isn’t unheard of where I am from either. That is why I have done it so many times.  I just wanted to point out that from the person asked to be the cake cutter this isn’t the most coveted job but it sure is messy and takes time away from them being a guest at the party.  I cut a cake for 400 once – missed most of the reception doing that.

Post # 15
46408 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@roguehnp2005:  I would ask one of the older women attending. I have cut the cake a couple of times at small weddings. I have baked wedding cakes so I think that’s why I was asked to cut the cake.

If you ask them ahead of time and make sure they know the size and shape of your cake, they can plan ahead the best way to cut it. It probably would go faster if they had a helper, but cutting cake for 80 isn”t a big deal.

Post # 16
221 posts
Helper bee

Traditionally it was the bride who cut the cake and served it to her guests. My fiance and I will be cutting and serving our cakes as a sign of appreciation and a chance to have a few words with each guest individually 🙂

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