(Closed) Personal Wedding Cake & Dessert Table

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Post # 16
46 posts
  • Wedding: July 2016


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kaelasoul:  We’re having a 6″ round cake and cupcakes. I think it’s more affordable and I don’t have to pay for cake cutting fee. This will be our wedding cake. It’s themed and we’re having about 50 guests. LA weddings are expensive as it is so this was a great way to cute costs.

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Post # 17
291 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

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kaelasoul:  I LOVE the idea of having a dessert table instead of a traditional wedding cake. Our venue provides a wedding cake as part of our package, but if it didn’t we wanted to do something non-traditional as a dessert. We originally thought donuts would be awesome instead of a cake. Who doesn’t love donuts?!

Our venue offers a lot of late night snack choices, so we went with a s’mores station that I am SO excited for! Our wedding is fall themed too, so I think it will go with our theme! 

The most recent wedding I went to had a small round cake for them to cut, and then had a table with mini dessert pies! They were a huge hit and went very fast! 

Another wedding I went to had small round cakes on every table, and they encouraged people to walk around and try any flavor any flavor that they wanted. They had a great variety, I remember a chocolate mint one that was super delicious! They also had a candy bar set up with bags, so people could bring home candy as favors. 

If you’re worried that people will miss the traditional cake at your wedding, you could have a small cake to cut and then buy sheet cakes to serve. I hear that Costco sheet cakes are amazing! 

Post # 18
1701 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I think a dessert table is fine, and/or a cutting cake is fine.  I would just make sure that you offer your guests an equivalent item to whatever you eat.  For example, if you choose to cut a small cake, make sure they get some cake (either in cupcake or sheet cake form.)  Nobody says you can’t cut a pie, or feed each other a cookie, or whatever (especially if you don’t like cake!). Just make sure you also provide for your guests.  And FYI, even though I bought a 3 tier expensive wedding cake for my wedding, I still had to get sheet cake to have enough for my 160 guests.  It is the same thing once it is cut.  A cake for 160 people would have cost a zillion dollars, taken up the whole table, and probably fallen over.

Post # 19
12 posts
  • Wedding: July 2017

Having a personal cake let’s the two of you decide what kind of cake you want without having to worry about whether your guests would like it or not. By offering a variety of cupcake flavors or other sweets you have the opportunity to please everybody. I think it’s a great idea. And have you thought of having a talented friend or family member bake your personal cake? If the cakes you’ve tried so far are unappealing to you, it can be reassuring and cost effective to have someone you know and trust give you what you want.

Post # 20
379 posts
Helper bee

At a wedding I went to, the guests were allowed to select a dessert from a menu (it was at a restaurant). I walked to the bathroom later, and saw there was a small cake set up. After the wedding, there were photos of it being cut — I guess they hadn’t made a big deal at the wedding. To be honest, the dessert was better than any wedding cake I had had. I also think the younger generation guests care less about watching a cake cutting. I think at my wedding, it will likely just be us cutting the cake and our moms watching ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 21
208 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I think its a great idea! and gives the guests some options! My fiance isnt a big fan of cake so we are doing a small round cake to cut, cupcakes, mini cheesecakes and brownies. I photoshopped this together to give my baker the overall look I want with some minor changes. Cant wait for it!

Post # 24
82 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Post # 25
84 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

My husband and I never liked cake, so we planned to get a small ‘ceremonial’ cake for photos and a dessert buffet with a smores bar…until my mom ‘surprised’ us with an (ugly) but delicious pumpkin cake with cream cheese frosting and cupcakes. We still had the buffet and smores bar and it was such a hit! We still cut the cake my mom got but funny enough it actually partialy melted and got squished in the box as she left it in her car for a couple hours the day before the wedding. Karma for going over our heads and getting a cake when we didn’t want one ๐Ÿ™‚

We had cannolis, mini apple pies, cookies, Gluten free items for a few family members, chocolates, and the smores bar with homemade marshmallows (thanks to my sister!) with peanut butter, nutella, and cookie butter spreads, too! It was amazing and got rave reviews! Do what you want, it’s your wedding ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 26
525 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I kind of did this! I make cakes so I made one for our wedding because I wanted to have one there lol, but it was not expensive since I did it myself. We had a dessert, Nutella Tirimasu, and then had our whole sweets table outside the ballroom after our dinner was finished. I also had a gelato bar and brought in McDonalds cheeseburgers and pizza for a late night treat. I got SO many compliments on how it was great not just having a slice of cake! People loved the sweets table and snack idea ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 27
58 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2017


I am a pastry chef & this is a dessert table I just did last month for a wedding. I charged only $650 for this table (I also knew the couple) I’m not sure how much other people would charge, but it included 2 – 8″ cakes, 2 dozen macarons, 2 dozen linzer cookies, 4 dozen cupcakes, 2 dozen bite-size fruit tarts, 1 dozen shot glass desserts, and 2 dozen cakepops.

Macarons are the most expensive on this table, and you could cut out whatever you wanted, or even do 1 faux cake or get a cake w/ faux tiers. 

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