Post # 1
we weren’t planning on having a wedding cake because they’re way too expensive in the city we live in, and we have a mousse/cake thing included as dessert, cake pops, and a sundae bar… so no need for extra sweets! however, as the wedding gets closer, i’m starting to feel like i’ll really miss the tradition of cutting a cake and having those photos, and i don’t want to regret it.
i’m thinking of getting a small cake to display and cut… nothing super fancy, probably just a pretty cake from a local bakery that i’d buy a couple days before. did anyone do that? will people think it’s weird that they can’t eat the cake? there would probably be enough for a bunch of people to eat… but not sure how that would work since it would only be enough for a small amount of our guests. thoughts??
Post # 3
We’re sort of doing this. We are having a dessert bar with mini desserts so we didn’t feel the need for a large formal cake. We’re not really cake people and cakes are SUPER expensive. It just wasn’t priority to us. So instead we are having a cheese wheel cake which we will cut and then it’ll be set out as a cheese tray along with the dessert bar.
I don’t think it’s weird at all to have a small cutting cake.
Post # 4
I was thinking about the cheese thing earlier!
@Meowkers: Will your venue be providing it/will they cut it all up? I figured that would be a lot more difficult than cutting a cake.
Post # 5
Also now thinking… where would it be displayed? A tiny little cake might look pretty sad on a traditional cake table.
Post # 6
@hotchocolate: I don’t think that’s weird in the least. That’s probably what I would do. Personally, I’m not sure I’ve ever eaten the cake at a wedding, and quite often, the cake actually just comes from sheet cake in the back – not the fabulously decorated one (though of course, people do it all sorts of ways).
But, yes, I like your idea. Go for it. But I would make sure it’s a really small cake, and I wouldn’t offer it to anyone. Just use it as the symbol/tradition, take your pictures, smile a bunch and ease your guests into their desserts by helping yourself to a sundae (or having bridal party dig into the cake pops, etc).
Post # 7
@hotchocolate: You don’t have to cut a cake if you don’t want to. The tradition is really about the bride and groom feeding each other as a symbol that they will nurture each other in life. Why not make a sundae (symbolizes teamwork!) and feed each other from a sundae you made together? I love the idea of putting an unexpected twist on traditions! 🙂
Post # 8
@hotchocolate: We did that. We had a single layer cake with cupcakes. Our cake we reserved for just us, and it was soooooooooo good! 😀 We also had homemade gingersnaps and blueberry muffins, and most of my friends were going to hone in on those anyway. lol
Post # 9
Yes it does come across as strange. Your guests will wonder why there isn’t enough to go around for everyone. If you can’t afford a cake for everyone and you don;t care about it, skip the cake entirely and serve something else that you do like. (Cupcakes and cake are the same btw)
Post # 10
@hotchocolate: just put the cake on a small cake stand, (like a pedestal one) and place it on a small cocktail type table.
Our caterer, (not associated with the venue) is putting the cheese wheel cake together for us. We are selecting the cheese rounds from a cheese supplier. Then the caterer is assembling it and decorating it. They will also cut up the cheese in the back once we do the ceremonial cutting. They are also making a hidden cut in it so it’s easier for us to cut it for the photos.
We love cheese so we’re supper excited about this.