(Closed) Purposely Not Serving the Wedding Cake…

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 62
296 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I work with a girl who just got married in the fall.  All the people that attened at work  were talking about how there was no cake served.  But there was a cake there.  It turns out the place wanted 2.00 pp slice and serve fee and they were to tooo cheap to pay it.  So they took the cake home and had it with family that night and the next day.  Glad I didnt go. 

Post # 63
744 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

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@joya_aspera: +1  I could not have said it better myself.


Besides that, who has hundreds of dollars to waste on an unserved cake…like WHYYYY?

Post # 64
7362 posts
Busy Beekeeper

That makes zero sense. I think it was a fake cake as well and if it wasn’t then that was beyond rude.

Post # 65
3679 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I find it hard to believe it would get moldy so quickly. I’ve had some really old cake — I don’t know.

Post # 66
1722 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 1998

Wow…this is an incredibly rude trend. So they just display their cake and advertise it to their guests, then they’re like LOL NOPE? Weird. And, as you pointed out in your thread, incredibly wasteful since it went bad anyway.

We had a TON of cake left over from our wedding – though we kind of expected it. We had 70 guests (55 actually showed) and ordered a cake meant to serve 135 people. It was cheap, and I’d been to weddings where the “130 person cake serving” translated to a 1-inch-by-1-inch segment of cake. I wanted people to be able to have hearty pieces if they wanted.

My parents took the cake leftovers home and ended up inviting family and friends over to polish it off over the next few days. Our top tier is in our freezer.

I can’t imagine not serving the cake to my guests. What is it for if not for eating? And to freeze the entire thing? I love cake as much as the next person, but quality degrades over time, and a year or two or even three out, that cake is not going to be that great and it’ll just taste progressively worse.

Post # 67
335 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

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@bklynbridetobe:  +1 this! yeah thats why I say its fake cake! Cake does not go bad that quickly!

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@futuremrsk18:  +1 Thats why I posted the pictures to show it 😀 

I think if you want to do a fake cake and offer sheet cake in the back is fine, but to have a big cake for show and then serve no cake is selfish and Im betting you were not the only one complaining.  

Post # 68
3822 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Treejewel19:  I have never heard of this. It’s not a new trend. They were stupid and selfish.

Post # 69
911 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - The Down Town Club, Philadelphia

I think that’s really wrong of them to not serve the cake. Perhaps their venue charged a cake cutting fee and they were trying to save money? That’s the only reason I can think of. (It’s not even a good reason.)

My venue coordinator just told me that they won’t be serving my wedding cake at my reception, but instead boxing up individual slices to give my guests as they leave. My venue is famous for an elaborate Venetian Room – which is a fancy way to say a whole room full of desserts. They told me that no one usually even misses the cake, bc there is a crepe station, and chocolate fountain, and bananas foster, and etc…

I thought it was a little odd. I’m hoping no one minds taking their cake home with them.


Post # 70
94 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

LOL!  That is just ridiculous, tacky and rude.  If you want to save the cake to yourselves, have cup cakes for your guests and have the baker make a little cake for you to save. 

Post # 71
1762 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Wow LOL thats crazy and rude I have never heard of this diabetes trend….waiting to happen.

Post # 73
10013 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

That is so odd…I did go to one wedding where the cake was done in separate tiers, and the couple kept one of the middle, bigger tiers for themselves instead of the top, lol.

I was pissed that our venue didn’t serve our top tier (delicious carrot cake!) even after I specifically told them I didn’t want it saved. What the hell would you do with an entire cake after the wedding? We had a hard enough time just eating the leftovers!

Post # 74
6734 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

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@Treejewel19:  If it was a budget wedding and they weren’t planning on serving a cake, I can’t imagine that they would waste money on more than 1 tier. But, who knows you can’t ever figure out what’s going on in people’s heads! lol

Post # 75
14029 posts
Honey Beekeeper

It is totally rude to serve yourself something and not offer it to your guests.  As to their motivation, maybe they wanted people to stay all the way to the end of the evening.  Traditionally, one is not supposed to leave before the cake is cut.  

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