(Closed) No wedding cake?

posted 5 years ago in Food
  • poll: Do I need a wedding cake?
    Yes, you need a cake even though you have the dessert table : (13 votes)
    17 %
    No, it is perfectly acceptable to skip the cake because of the different sweets and desserts : (64 votes)
    83 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    3160 posts
    Sugar bee

    @diggthis32:  Doing no wedding cake myself.  I never went to a wedding where I tasted the cake even though I do notice if it’s a nice cake.  I also get it if you want to carry the thing home and keep it as a memoir.  But, not interested in all of that.  I think yours is a great idea and pretty unique.  It is your wedding and should reflect your taste (and your SO). Go for it.

    Post # 4
    Member
    4511 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I wouldn’t be mad! Your desserts sound delicious. People sometimes expect to see a cake, so some people might say annoying things like, “Where’s the cake?” but I honestly don’t think anyone will miss eating it!

    Post # 5
    Member
    790 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    We didn’t have one for the same exact reason as you – our food package included a table of mini desserts and neither Darling Husband nor I likes wedding cake. I usually don’t eat the cake at weddings, or I’ll just take a small bite to be polite. It seemed like an unnecessary expense. I regret it a *teeny* bit, partly because we ended up slightly below the food and beverage minimum so we had to pay several hundred dollars for nothing, which means we could have had a simple cake made for no additional cost to us. If I had known that ahead of time, I would have asked for a cake. I think in retrospect it would have been nice to have the little cake cutting moment, but it’s certainly not something I’ve lost any sleep over.

    Post # 6
    Hostess
    16215 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    As long as you’re still serving others desserts, I think it’s fine to go without cake! All of those delicious options you mentioned should appease any guests with a sweet tooth. 😉

    Post # 7
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    3947 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I didn’t do a wedding cake, and I was a wedding cake coordinator/designer for 6 years!  I saw what a waste of money it was first hand and knew I didn’t want to put so much money towards it.

    We had pies and a s’mores table and everyone was happy!

    Post # 8
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    909 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I think it’s nice for the traditional cake cutting moment – its a good photo op too. You could always do a small one. And it doesn’t even have to be regular cake – could be cheesecake or something like that!

    Post # 9
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    178 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    If you don’t want cake, you don’t need cake! You should be fine, and your dessert table sounds amazing!

    Post # 10
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    11234 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    It’s fine! We’re doing cupcakes but probably no cake cutting (we have no desire to shove cake in each other’s faces, and Fiance hates frosting). 

    Post # 11
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    3886 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I don’t think anyone will be mad, especially since you have some sweets for those who want them, but I do think a lot of folks look forward to the ritual of the cake-cutting. So you may want to incorporate some other ritual towards the end of the reception, or create a new one all together, just to keep folks feeling interactive.  For a lot of people, it’s not the actual cake that they look forward to; it’s the whole routine of seeing the newlyweds do “something” together.

    We did a wine box ritual but moved it to the end of the night, right after our cake cutting, and a lot of people hadn’t seen that done before; we’ve heard glowing feedback from our guests on that.

    Post # 12
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    1408 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    We arent doing cake either. We want to offer more options & dont want the cake cutting ceremony part of the reception. We are looking at cookies (FI loves cookies) and cake pops? Not sure yet. Our baker is out with kidney stones until Jan so we will know more at the beginning of the year. 

    Post # 13
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    1408 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @vorpalette:  +1!!!! I cant stand th cake cutting ceremony. Its too cheesy & traditional for me. Guests usually arent paying attention anyways. 

    Post # 14
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    3947 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    @PinkAndPearls2013:  We didn’t do cake, but we still cut a piece of pie together and fed eachother.  Totally still possible to have that fun photo op!

     

    Post # 16
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    1224 posts
    Bumble bee

    I’ve read about couples dunking cookies in milk and feeding them to each other instead of the whole cake cutting ceremony. Maybe you could do something like that?

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