(Closed) Purposely Not Serving the Wedding Cake…

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 32
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Considering that so far no one has heard of this, and this is a wedding blog where people are pretty in the know, I’m saying that this “trend” does not exist.  She either just made that up or someone (maybe the baker trying to sell extra desserts) lied to her.

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@TaraMM11:  That was my first thought.  Then she said it went bad so that if someone was at her house that would explain why there is no cake in her fridge.  Because obvioulsy she can’t say they ate an entire cake in 2 days, that would make her look bad and why set up an elaborate web of lies to save face if you look like a pig?

Post # 33
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Sounds rude! Taunting your guest with cake & not giving it to them is so messed up. 

Post # 34
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Do. Not. Understand. This is soooo strange.. but then I didn’t even want my top layer because I can’t stand to have extra crap taking up space. And I keep thinking that even if the cake couldn’t serve all the guests, they DID have other dessert options. On top of that, not everyone likes cake, so that would be a strange excuse… Oh well.. sad that an entire cake had to go to waste Undecided

Post # 35
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

WTF?!?!

Post # 36
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Fiance and I were at a wedding a few weeks ago and we saw the bride and groom do their cake cutting and take pictures while doing it… 
We stayed until after everyone left (it was his best friends wedding and we live in a different state, so we hung out and talked until everyone was gone).. it wasn’t until our drive home that i realized no one ever got a piece of cake o.O
I know we didn’t “miss it” cause we were there for the entire wedding up unti 3am. So I assume the only bought the top tier for their pics and the rest was a fake cake. Perhaps your friend did the same exact thing, but she doesn’t want to admit that they were trying to save money, so she told you they took the whole cake with them on their honeymoon. No one does that! lol I’m sure she felt ashamed that she couldn’t afford a cake to feed all her guests and she didn’t want to tell you that the cake was actually styrofoam and fondant…  

Post # 37
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2013

She was probably embarrassed that there was no real cake and would rahter look like a pig than look like she couldn’t afford the cake. Stupid to me. But to each her own

Post # 38
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I’m acutally planning to do something similar for our wedding.  We’ll have a cake to cut and then guests will have a choice of two plated desserts.  The dessert at our venue is really good and included with the price so I’d rather do that then pay extra for cake.  Hmm…we’re going with a small cake like the one below for cutting so hopefully the guests won’t be confused! 

I agree with the above comments, those extra tiers at your friend’s wedding were probably fake.

 

 

 

 

Post # 39
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Treejewel19:  I guess she got to “Have her cake and eat it too!!”

Post # 40
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Bee Keeper

I see no point to a wedding cake that is not served to wedding guests.

I think some people are really getting lost in the fluff and need to be re-grounded in reality.

Post # 41
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Reading this, I find it so strange that they had a cake and didn’t serve it.

We didn’t have a cake, but we did have dessert – pies – and trust me, there was enough pie for everyone (and then a bunch of people took home extra!)

If you’re not going to do cake, do some kind of sweet and make sure there’s enough for everyone!

Post # 42
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

ok if someone couldn’t afford to get a tiered cake to feed their guests why not just have a sheet cake in the back to cut and serve?

I’ve heard of people doing that to save the costs. Honestly a sheet cake is probably cheaper than a huge array of other deserts anyway.

Costco or Wegmans people!! come on!

People are so strange sometimes.

Post # 44
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@Treejewel19:  I’ve never heard of anything like this.  That’s just … Crazy (and pretty rude).  

I have nothing against couples who serve cupcakes, pies, brownies, or any other type of dessert (other than cake).  I say do whatever you want! But to pay hundreds of dollars for a multi-tier cake (especially if there are no faux layers) and then not serve it to guests?  Yikes.  It’s even worse that the entire cake went bad before they could even eat it.  What a waste.

I really hope this isn’t an actual “trend” and that this couple is just batshit crazy.

Post # 45
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

At my friends’ wedding, they didn’t cut the cake…let alone serve it. The brides mum just carried the beautiful cake out of the venue as it had arrived, still whole. What a waste of money! 

Post # 46
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I’ve been to some Australian weddings where the cake photos are done upon entering the reception by the bride and groom and then the cake it taken away and you just get served the regular dessert from the catering menu. Occasionally they will have a decoy cake to take home as a favor (generally fruit cake or something) seems to be becoming a trend here. 

 

it seems silly because the original cake looks so nice and amazing and no one gets to enjoy it. Bizarre ?

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