Post # 17
I think as long as you have a substitute for the cake like lots of fairy cakes or other desserts then it doesn’t matter! Personally I can’t see my wedding without a cake to cut, but it’s just one of those traditions that we don’t really know why exactly we follow it, so you don’t have to follow it at all 🙂
Post # 18
I’m usually too full for the cake after eating a full meal plus dessert anyway! And I certainly don’t look for the cake, look forward to the cake, etc. In my experience, wedding cakes usually look a heck of a lot prettier than they taste anyway. I say skip it!
Post # 19
I’m just doing a buffet of mini desserts. There is already going to be A TON of food anyways, I doubt anyone will notice, or even want to eat more at that point.
Post # 20
Hello we are doing cupcakes with a small decorative cake. Personally I can do without the whole reception thing. But that is not flying with SO lol. We are also doing a small cookie buffet and a possible chocolate fountain. If you dont want it do something that is more of you and your so
Post # 21
We’re doing a small top tier to cut (something I’m very adament about doing!) and then cupcakes to serve.
Post # 22
I’m surprised how many bees have said they don’t want a cake but thier Fiance does! I’m in the same boat. The venue includes a dessert, so why have a cake? But for whatever reason, Fiance wants a cake too…even tho he hates desserts and sweets. We’re looking into mini cupcakes right now, but I wish he would just change his mind about the cake.
Post # 23
I’ve been to lots of weddings with a dessert buffet or a pie table. It looks really cute. I am having a smaller fake cake for my reception and a sheet cake to cut in the back. It definitely saved me quite a bit of money.
Post # 24
Thank you everyone for the responses!! That was my first post and I was overwhelmed at the response.
It’s official! I am forgoing the cake. I am on a strict budget anyways, and that little bit of extra money can go towards decor, which is very important to me.
My Aunt who is a fabulous baker has offered to bake cupcakes, so the closer we get to the big day I might give it some more thought.
Post # 25
@smashkins: You don’t need cake. People might wonder, but no one will miss it. You could always get some white cupcakes at Sam’s Club and Decorate the table with flowers, but if it’s not that important to you, skip it
Post # 26
We had cupcakes and it was great. I would ask your caterer if you can have dessert buffet including cookies, cakes, cupcakes, tortes, etc. Your guest will love it.
Post # 27
I’m thinking of not doing a cake. I found a really cute idea for cupcakes in a jar that I have been thinking about using. I personally don’t care to eat cake at a wedding, so this way guests can have the option of eating the cupcake there, or taking it home as a favor. But I do think that if I go that route I may have a candy/sweets bar just incase people need a little sugar after they get done with their dinner. I also have a really cute small heart pan that I think I might use to make a cake for us to cut into, if I even decide to do that.
Post # 28
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
In all of the weddings that I have been to, there has only been 1 wedding cake that actualy tasted good (e.g. fresh, moist, not sickeningly sweet, etc.). 1… in 31 years. So yeah, cake was not on my list of things that I wanted. We served fresh fruit, a bunch of imported artisinal cheeses, and petit fours. It was delicious! This was our dessert table.
Post # 29
We did a small round cake with two sheet cakes. DH wanted an ice cream cake instead of a traditional one, and that’s what we went with (it was a fraction of the cost, too!). People said it was the best cake they’d ever had – and it was REALLY good – BUT I really missed having that tiered cake cutting experience and I am wistful when I see the standard bridal shot of the bride/groom cutting the cake. As pretty as I tried to make my little round cake – it wasn’t the showstopping piece I dreamed of in my head (that I really didn’t realize I wanted so badly until it was after the fact). Granted, I do NOT feel sad about the money I didn’t spend 😉 but it would have been nice to have a picture (for me!).
Post # 30
for those of you that don’t like cake, What about a croquenbouche?
Post # 31
I love the idea of using fruit as decor as pictured on your table! We also hate cate… I honestly don’t think I would miss it at any wedding. We’re planning on doing a pie buffet, but it’s difficult to make a pie table look exciting, so the fruit sculpture just might do it!