(Closed) small cake just for tradition sake… is that weird?

posted 7 years ago in Food
Post # 3
5494 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

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 # 6
671 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@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
1166 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

@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
3314 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@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
4485 posts
Honey bee

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
5494 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

@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.

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