(Closed) Using a scalpel to cut our wedding cake. . . can anyone help??

posted 8 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Just a thought: Are you sure that doing this is not going to gross people out?  I mean, most people have fairly bad associations with scalpels.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

omg! as a future doc, i have to say i LOVE this idea!

i know at my school you can pick up scalpels in in the med school book stores (they sell them for anatomy lab, but don’t worry, they are sterile and clean).  unfortunately i don’t think you are going to be able to find a blade big enough to cut a cake, most scalpels are kinda tiny, so the handle of the scalpel might go into the cake a bit too…

if the med school book store isn’t an option, i google and found tons of places that sell the handles and blades (be careful putting on a blade is a little tricky and if you don’t do it right, ouch, those suckers are sharp!).

good luck, i hope you are able to find what you want!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I think it’s a neat idea, but scalpel blades are about 1 to 1.5 inches long- I am not sure *how* you would cut a cake with that?

Post # 8
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Bumble bee

I agree you should try it out on a cake before the wedding day. Cute idea, but I don’t know if it is going to work or if anyone will be able to tell what you are doing.

Is there something else medicine related you could use?

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

lol, yes, i am at a Louisiana med school… 😉

i love the incision idea! how cute would that be!–i may just have to steal you idea! eeep!

luckily, my fi is crazy into this wedding thing, so im mostly showing him what i like and he will be doing the rest! its a little non-traditional, but it works for us (and my med school work load!) i kind of enjoy the no-stress side of things, i say i like this picture and he says “ok ill make it happen” and i stop worrying! lol…

good luck with the planning!

random idea, have you thought out seeing if you could “make” a giant scalpel as a cake server? maybe etsy would have something or you could refashion another cake server to look like a scalpel?

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m no help but I think that’s such a cute idea! 

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

Two thoughts. 

#1. Is your Fiance actually going into a surgical residency?  This would make more sense to use a scalpel to cut the cake rather than say he is going into anesthesia or peds.  You don’t usually associate a scalpel with those disciplines.

#2.  I have never seen nor used a scalpel long enough to cut a cake.  I think checking out etsy would be a great idea to get one custom made.

You could definately use his graduation from medical school in other areas of the wedding if the cake cutting thing doesn’t pan out……. place card holders, table numbers, favors, groom’s cake, etc. 

 

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

check out some party stores and find the Dr costumes – maybe there is a large novelty scalpel that you could slice a little stunt cake with. it’d probably be too dull to use on a nice cake.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

@MJorgan   My hubby does cardiothoracic anesthesia and I am a ICU nurse.  He really didn’t even want the “Dr” title anywhere in our wedding.  However, I insisted that it be on the invites since he just finished fellowship and passed the last of his written boards. 

The only medical thing at our wedding was assisting our sick photographer.  Luckily we had several medical specialties represented at the reception and our friend, Oliver, diagnosed her with an external ear infection.   

Post # 16
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

This is an awesome way to personalize your day! The scalpels I work with in the lab are really small – you’d only be able to cut about a centimeter of cake at a time ;). If I were you, i’d just buy the biggest scalpel I could find!

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