(Closed) What to do with the wedding cake…

posted 8 years ago in Food
  • poll: Which cake option should we go with?
    Option 1: Save yourselves a bit of money, and only cut as many pieces as people want to eat! : (12 votes)
    60 %
    Option 2: Give everyone the option of both desserts! : (2 votes)
    10 %
    Option 3: Pay a little extra and give everyone something to take home! (And hope it holds up!) : (6 votes)
    30 %
  • Post # 3
    647 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I say save money, and don’t even give them the restaurant dessert option.  You’re already paying for wedding cake, why not offer it as the only dessert?

    Post # 4
    639 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    i second gcwest.  scrap the restaurant dessert and give them cake!  If you still want the restaurant dessert option, then i’d go with the first plan – offer it as an option, but don’t pre-cut anything.  

    Post # 5
    278 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I agree with the above posters. But if you’re committed to doing a separate dessert, then I would package the cake for the guests to take home and scrap any other favors you have planned.

    Post # 7
    2889 posts
    Sugar bee

    I also think wedding cake as the only dessert option is yor best bet!

    Alternatively, I attended a wedding where they cut the cake and served cake and coffee directly after the ceremony (before dinner). I guess this only works if there is a time gap in between ceremony and reception but it was nice to sit down and have some coffee and cake in the afternon and dinner later. I think there was about a 3 hour gap between ceremony and reception so it also helped to fill the time.

    Post # 8
    3344 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I would get rid of the other deserts, only serve w-cake and also have small boxes at the ready in case people want to take some home.  I realize it is expensive to dish out the cake but do you really want to take almost the entire thing home with you afterwards?

    Is there anyway you could have the cake size reduced so that you won’t have so many leftovers?  You can still get height by using a tall cake stand that way it will still look good in the photos.

    Post # 9
    107 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    i’m also for ditching the other dessert and only offering cake. i mean, who doesn’t like cake?? i think that most people would expect only cake at a smaller wedding anyway. (at least, i hope so. i’m only doing cake/cupcakes. so maybe i’m biased…)

    Post # 10
    332 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    We ditched the other desserts and are just having wedding cake. It saved us $8 per person, which really adds up since we’re inviting 250 people. I think cake is plenty of dessert.

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