(Closed) Venue Threw Away My Wedding Cake!!

posted 4 years ago in Emotional
Post # 16
1310 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

We had our baker (a friendor) make us a little cake for our one year and it was m–f— delicious, not frozen, and we didn’t have to share. Highly recommend. 

Post # 17
910 posts
Busy bee

I’m sorry that this happened. What a bummer! However…I do not recommend asking your baker to give you a free or discounted cake due to this issue. That really isn’t fair. I mean, if they offer, that’s one thing, but they shouldn’t be expected to take financial responsibility here.

Post # 18
132 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

Sorry this happened to you, that sucks!

You really do have to specify though, it’s in most vendor contracts that all food waste MUST be disposed of before leaving.

A server wouldn’t be the most reliable contact either – that’s a job for your day-of coordinator or catering manager.

Post # 19
2098 posts
Buzzing bee

bambiiandthefox:  Sh&t happens… you can almost gauruntee that something is going to go wrong, get lost or broken, or otherwise “ruined”. I lost my bag of expensive bridal make up. Someone(s) broke a bunch of champagne flutes we had to pay for. People waited for a shuttle that never showed up and had to call their own cabs. 

The real point of the wedding cake was to serve to your guests and get pictures of you and your new husband cutting it and feeding it to each other. Did this happen? If yes, then try to accept that you don’t have the leftovers. You got what you really needed out of the cake. Lefotver cake isn’t good for very long. Sitting in a freezer for a year, it’s not gonna be delicious on your anniversary. Order a tiny cake from the same bakery in the same flavors for your anniversary and it will be much more delicious! That’s what I plan to do. I don’t have very much freezer space and I’d rather eat fresh cake, so I didn’t freeze any. 

I had more than 50% of the purchased cake leftover…. the caterers served tiny pieces for a reason I will never understand becuase we had PLENTY of cake. Some people said they didn’t get any! I could get mad about this… but it would be pointless. 

My point is not that you are dumb to be upset but just…. try not to be. This is normal. This s&*T happens. Be glad it’s not something like 1)Someone got hurt driving home after intoxicated 2)Photogrpaher had a card failure and lost your photos 3) You lost your deposit because something was damaged. It could be a lot worse!


Post # 20
381 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

The bakery we used offered a free small cake at one year bc they specifically did not want people freezing their cake for one year.  They didn’t want you to associate that taste (bc it’s not good) with their bakery.  Do you need an exact replica?  They offered a cute little top tier nicely decorated but it wasnt a replica.  It probably would have cost $30.00 to just buy it bc it wasn’t a custom order type cake.  I get being upset but i don’t think they owe you anything.

Post # 22
1119 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

that sucks but the best thing i could recommend is having the bakery make the same cake as your wedding cake just much much smaller. order that for your anniversary i guarantee it will taste much better than the frozen one would have. 

Post # 23
918 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Our frozen cake was delicious, believe it or not!  

Unforunately, saving the cake isn’t a given.  

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