Post # 1
I have a dilema and I hope you can give me some advice.
I am having a beautiful cake for my wedding oct 8th. The thing is that after we make the cutting I dont want to cut it all and give it to the guests. I want it to still look pretty on the table all night. And the guests can eat the dessert thats on the menu.
Other people have told me that I need to give cake to everyone, that the guests expect it. I am out of budget to buy more cake and I am really confused.
Thanks for your advice!
Post # 3
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
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
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 # 6
Thanks for your comments!
The plan is to save the top part for my first wedding anniversary and the bottom part my mom will take it home and eat it the next day with some family thats coming from the States.
Post # 7
@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
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 # 9
I am having the food tasting in about an hour, hopefully ill have a decision then.
Post # 10
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
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
It’s a cake – it is meant to be eaten. Cut it and serve it!
Post # 13
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 # 15
I agree strongly with everyone else….Cut the cake because there’s no point in keeping it.