To have or not to have wedding cake?

posted 1 year ago in Food
Post # 16
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Buzzing bee

I can take or leave cake.  It’s typically dry and not that great at weddings and SO much goes to waste.  

Other desserts are fine.  

Post # 17
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Poppy Ridge Golf Course

Not a fan of wedding cake. Mainly bc its usually dry/bland with excessive amounts of frosting. Fondant in particular is gross. If you have any sort of dessert option it’ll be fine. We had cupcakes but after agreed Nothing Bundt Cakes and a few cheesecakes from Cheesecake Factory would have been nice for more variety.

Post # 18
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

faithschad :  We are not having a wedding cake but this is not our first marriage and we are providing a double desert after a full sit down dinner for each guest,

Post # 19
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Bumble bee

At all the weddings I have been too no one eats the cake. Unless they feel obligated to have a slice or something. 

Post # 20
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

I love all sweets so we are having a 3 tier wedding cake!

Post # 21
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Busy bee

faithschad :  In my opinion, cake is the very best part of the wedding. (I have a gigantic sweet tooth)

Post # 22
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2018

We are doing a small two tier cake that will be sliced after and added to the dessert table we are gonna have our guests graze from (buckeyes, mini cheesecakes, parfait shooters) etc

Post # 23
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2019 - Chateau Lake Louise

faithschad :  I loathe cake. FH isn’t a big fan of it either. We are planning to do some cheesecake tartlets and a macaron tower like this:

 

Image result for macaroon cake

It has the look of a cake without being made of cake. 

I think if you don’t want a cake, you don’t need to have one. Plenty of people do without them these days. That being said, if you are offering a variety of desserts, put a simple cake in there for those who really like it.

Post # 24
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

faithschad :  I felt just like you do. My wife and I aren’t big cake fans, so we served cheesecake (which we LOVE) for dessert. I attempted to find a baker that could make us a mini wedding cake that was actually cheesecake, but everyone said it would be too soft. I eventually decided that I wanted to have something small so we could get the standard cake-cutting photo. One of our guests ended up making a red velvet cake. I heard it was good! I don’t remember 😂😂.

 

 

Post # 25
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2019

 Completely up to you.  I am not a huge cake fan and Fiance loves cheesecake so we are having cheesecake and a variety of cupcakes.  As long as there is some dessert, most guests will be happy.

Post # 26
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

we’re doing ice cream cones + ice cream sandwiches (a few varities for both) and doing a very small cake for cutting. Neither of us are huge fans of cake. 

Post # 27
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Buzzing bee

I love wedding cake (eating it and looking at it), so I’m always a little sad and disappointed when there isn’t one.  

I’ve had a few mediocre wedding cakes before but most of the ones I’ve had have been quite good – maybe I’ve just been lucky? I’m always puzzled by comments about how all/most wedding cake is bad/dry/bland.

Post # 28
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Busy bee

Nope you don’t NEED a wedding cake. Sounds like they’ll be other sweets options for dessert. 

Post # 29
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Buzzing bee

If you don’t want wedding cake, that’s fine. You don’t have to have it.

If you do have wedding cake, then have it — have enough for everyone. At least one person suggested having a cake for just the two of you to cut. I think that’s a bad idea, because, primarily, the wedding cake is meant for everyone, so displaying a cake that no guest is going to be able to eat is misleading and rude. The other reason is that you don’t want the cake, so it doesn’t make sense to have a cake for cutting when you don’t even want it. 

Someone suggested having cupcakes for the guests who would like cake. I think that’s a good idea, but it’s not necessary if you’re satisfied with the desserts you’ll have.

Post # 30
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Sugar bee

We didn’t have a cake, we just had assorted pies and treats. 

Wedding cakes are usually super overpriced and seem to be more about the aesthetic of the wedding than anything else. If you’re not attached to that then I definitely wouldn’t bother. Or if you really want a cutting-the-cake photo you can always just get a small regular cake. It doesn’t have to be an $800 cake tower!

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