(Closed) To cake or not to cake?

posted 3 years ago in Food
  • poll: Did you have/are you having cake at your wedding?

    Heck yes! Cake is important

    Nope. Don't care about cake.

  • Post # 2
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    We had both cake and cheesecake. I definitely wanted to cake cutting tradition, but the cheesecakes were devoured much more so than the regular cake.  You could always order a small top tier size of a cake for pictures and offer cupcakes along with your pie. 

    ETA- another cheaper option for cake if you feel your guests would want options other than pie is to have the small cake for pictures and then have a large sheet cake in the back that is precut and placed on plates. Most local bakeries (and even large grocery chains) will have delicious options that won’t break the bank.

    Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2017

    As long as you have dessert! You just need to decide if cutting the cake with you husband is important to you. I personally think cutting a pie has the same symbolism.  We eloped and split a chocolate croissant.

    Post # 4
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2027

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    raspberrybidet :  I LOVE CAKE! I would very upset to go to a wedding that did not have any. Even if it is just a simple grocery store sheetcake…..Also, I hate pie!

    Post # 5
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I’m with your fiance, I’m just not a huge fan of cake. Don’t get me wrong, I like the cake part – I just don’t like that much icing. That being said I LOVE pie. I don’t see the need to spend money on a cake if you’re already doing pie – but that’s just me. I’m a wedding photograhper so I see all sorts of different stuff. One of my couples had cobbler (MY FAV!!!) and “cut the cobbler” instead of cake. I loved it!

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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2017 - State Park

    I personally really dislike pie. That said, I wouldn’t care if I were a guest of your wedding and you only served pie and if you did a pie cutting instead of a cake cutting I would think it was pretty neat. 

    We’re doing cupcakes and rice krispie treats. No cake cutting moment here! No second thoughts!

    Post # 7
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    I agree with the other bees here… Even if it’s an inexpensive or small cake, it is nice to have one. As a guest I would have been happy with any dessert but major props to couples that have multiple dessert options. If I had an unlimited dessert budget I would totally have done an ice cream buffet LOL. But yes, if you like the idea of cutting the cake get a small ceremonial one. My husband HATES cake (he spit out the piece I fed him – in front of our guests) but everyone else liked it! 🙂

    Post # 8
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    Helper bee

    Neither of us particularly likes cake, so we’re skipping it and having an ice cream truck pop by instead. 🙂 

    Post # 9
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2018 - Fremont, CA

    How about a bundtcake? Nothing bundt cakes makes delicious ones!

    Post # 10
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    Bee Keeper

    We had cake and I loved the traditional aspect of that BUT it’s one thing I wish we’d saved on. In retrospect I’d have bought a plain iced cake and put fresh flowers in it. Simple and elegant and ideal for cutting. 

    Not worth spending ££££ on in my opinion. 

    Post # 11
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2017

    I truly don’t understand people who like other sweets but not cake. We are so into cake that I’m making ours. 

    Post # 12
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2017

    We had cupcakes and no cutting cake. If you really want to cut a cake but don’t need that much desert you could just get a small one. But as a guest I would not be disappointed with pie!

    Post # 13
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: Rydges Hotel

    I love desserts and had cakes for our wedding. However, my sister doesn’t have much of a sweet tooth and didn’t bothered with cakes for her wedding and no one really cared. She did provide with desserts but just didn’t have any cakes. She provided chocolate tarts and people seems quite satisfied with it

    Post # 14
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    Bee Keeper

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    raspberrybidet :  I LOVE CAKE! The highlight of the reception for me is when the bride & groom cut the cake and feed each other. So I would be sad if there’s no wedding cake.

    Post # 15
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    We had a dessert bar with cupcakes, pies, bread pudding, and maybe something esle. My mom couldn’t let go of the cake idea so she made a small 9 inch round pumpkin cake. But we didn’t do the cake cutting and we didn’t miss it at all. 

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