(Closed) To Cut or Not to Cut the Cake

posted 7 years ago in Food
Post # 3
5786 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

Cut the cake and serve it. Most people notice the cake and think “oh pretty” and never think about it again. What are you going to do with all that cake you paid for at the end of the night? Throw it away?

Post # 4
2095 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Honestly it is not like you will be sitting there staring at the cake all night. Cut it and serve it to the guests. Would you rather your cake be the focal point for the night or you and your husband?

Post # 5
4824 posts
Honey bee

So what would you do with all the cake afterwards? Seems like a waste to me.

How about saving a top tier for decoration and serving the bottom.

Honestly, your guests will look at it once, while you are cutting it, and wont really care if its sitting there looking pretty. I know we all put so much effort into everything, but the reality of it is the guests are busy eating and and dancing and drinking that most guests dont give more than a cursory glace at everything.

Post # 7
4824 posts
Honey bee

@jessiefer: Maybe save the top for the next day and just a slice for your anniversary because honestly, everyone I know tha has done this said they wish they had just enjoyed it the next day. Cake frozen for a year really loses its quality and isnt very good. 

Post # 8
9029 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

What will you do with all the cake if you dont cut it? You dont have to cut it if you dont want to but its gonna be a bit of a waste if no one gets to taste it, and you wont be able to eat it all yourself.

Post # 10
866 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Maybe my story will help you out:

The dessert for our wedding is not cake but a Viennese pastry table (i.e. lots of mini pastries and treats). We’re having a wedding cake, but it’s entirely non-traditional because it’s a model of Fenway Park. We’ll be cutting it during dessert, but it will be removed from the reception hall immediately. Where’s it going? To our after-party! The wedding ends at 5pm, and at 6pm the (private and very relaxed) after-party begins in a room on the same property as the wedding. We’ll serve the cake for dessert.


Post # 11
726 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

either get a fake cake (many people do this and have sheet cake out back) or cut the cake. Its cake- ment to be eaten.

Post # 12
13099 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

It’s a cake – it is meant to be eaten.  Cut it and serve it!

Post # 13
118 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

get a sheet cake and have that served to the guests if you dont want to cut your actual cake.  sheet cakes are inexpenisve.

Post # 14
2822 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Cut the cake forsure.

Post # 15
367 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I agree strongly with everyone else….Cut the cake because there’s no point in keeping it.

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