(Closed) not enough cake versus too much cake

posted 7 years ago in Food
  • poll: What should we do about our cake situation

    Order 20 more servings - there must be more than enough for everyone

    85 servings is fine, since a second dessert will be served at the same time


  • Post # 3
    359 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Why can’t you take home what’s left??

    Post # 4
    9541 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Not everyone will want a slice of cake, especially if there is a second dessert. I think you’ll be fine!

    Post # 5
    2183 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium

    Ooh, not being able to take it home sucks! We had so much cake and cupcakes left over, almost everyone got a to go box! 

    I would keep the number you have since not everyone will want a slice plus you have another dessert. 

    Post # 6
    733 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: City, State

    @anonybee0810: Why aren’t you able to take home any extra cake? Is it through your venue or is it something you are bringing in? Who ever is making your cake should be able to tell you about numbers and pieces of cake and how many to budget for etc. We are having 100-120 guests and we got a cake for 130 people which our bakery said that was more than enough considering we are having a dessert included with our dinner package and we are having a late night snack as well.

    Post # 7
    9129 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

    @anonybee0810:  I ran out of cake at my first wedding due to people taking seconds and was embarassed so I say order enough for 100 just in case they cut large slices or people eat two.

    Post # 8
    5892 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2010

    @anonybee0810:  I would have your family sneak in plastic containers. They can go up to the cake table to pretend to get a 2nd or 3rd helping, then discreetly put it in the container. So stupid that you cant take it home!

    Post # 9
    7643 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2012

    @anonybee0810:  Well, if you can’t take the leftover cake, that is stupid, so in that case no, I wouldn’t order extra cake, especially since you already have another dessert there.

    Post # 10
    831 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I would make sure there is a piece for everyone. In my opinion the cake at a wedding is the “main” dessert and anything else offered is nice to have but “extra”. Yes, everyone might not take a piece, but you don’t know that for sure.  If you were only a couple pieces short, no big deal but you are 16 short that seems to me like a fairly large amount.

    Personally I’d hate for someone to go up for a piece and have there be no cake for them (I’m picturing Milton in Office Space). But that’s just my opinion.  At the end of the day it won’t really be a big deal it’s not like your guests are going to riot or anything.

    Post # 11
    569 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    you should be fine.. not everyonenwill eat cake.. plus you have second dessert and coffee.. i ordered a cake to feed 120 for a reception of 150 and i am not worried…

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