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Savvy October 2020

Cake Display

Viki, on July 7, 2020 at 5:40 AM Posted in Wedding Reception 0 19
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I was wondering if others were going to make any changes to their wedding cake because of COVID. Originally we had ordered a four tiered cake that would serve about 100 guests and kitchen cakes to serve the remainder. Our guest list will be less than or originally planned 200 and I don’t like the idea of having the cake out on display. I’m wondering if we just ask the baker to change the cake to a single tier to display and kitchen cakes for the guests or if we should make some sort of plexiglass barrier to prevent germs. My dad can easily make a plexiglass barrier if needed.

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Latest activity by Erica, on August 23, 2020 at 9:43 PM
  • Trisha
    Super October 2020
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    I Like The Plexiglass Idea, That Way It Will Still Be Displayed But Not Open To The Air And Germs.

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  • Erin
    Expert August 2020
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    We decided to do a small two tier cake with 100 cupcakes.
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  • Viki
    Savvy October 2020
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    That’s a good idea and I could see if the baker could package them individually.
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  • Erin
    Expert August 2020
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    That’s an even better idea and something I didn’t even think about! Thanks!
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  • Viki
    Savvy October 2020
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    I saw it done at a baby shower this weekend. But I didn’t think about doing that for the wedding until now.
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  • Bria
    Savvy October 2021
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    If the baker allows, I believe it would be quite beneficial to reduce the tiers and revert to cupcakes or a smaller serving cake. At the end of the day, your health comes first and I believe the plexiglass will be a great touch!

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  • Dj Tanner
    June 2021
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    Plexiglass would definitely be better probably but I saw a picture online and someone did this. Not sure how germ proof it is though
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  • Dj Tanner
    June 2021
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    Cake Display 1
    Picture didn’t show the first time.
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  • Melle
    Legend June 2019
    Melle ·
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    Ah if you reduce to one tier cakes maybe these are ok:
    https://metoocakes.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/happy90thbdaywm1.jpg

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  • Annika
    Expert November 2020
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    We aren't having that many guests (about 75-80 are expected) and we are doing a less formal option. (Nothing Bundt Cakes because delicious also I used to work there and everyone loves them!) Anyways but we are going to have masks and servers for the food so no one will be touching or breathing on it. So maybe hire a server or ask a friend who doesn't have a responsibility to help with serving? Good luck and stay safe!

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  • Lynnie
    WeddingWire Administrator October 2016
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    I'd definitely see if they'll let you reduce down to a single tier cake and have individual servings for the rest of your guests!

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  • Elizabeth
    Super June 2021
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    Cupcakes sound like such a great idea! Then you can have a single tier on display.

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  • Sexypoodle
    Master October 2021
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    Or have a smaller 2-tiered cake that is only brought out right before cutting. Then serve the rest of the slices from the kitchen. The cake doesn’t have to be on display the entire night.
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  • Sexypoodle
    Master October 2021
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    I really wanted a Nothing bundt cake for FH and I to cut and then serve a variety of bundtinis to guests. But our venue’s catering includes the cake. So, we’ll just go with that.
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  • Annika
    Expert November 2020
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    I hope its just as good as NBCakes! Good luck!
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  • Sexypoodle
    Master October 2021
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    Ha! Probably not
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  • Claudia
    Beginner December 2021
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    I literally thought about the same thing 2 days ago, having it out all night does not aound too great right now. I was thinking individually wraped cup cakes but I am still not sure. My planer suggested a dummy cake but those are expensive still and then you still need to get cake for the kitchen to serve.
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  • Viki
    Savvy October 2020
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    I spoke with my baker and we decided on cupcakes for the guests and a single layer small cake for us to cut. We asked about the dummy cake and it cost the same amount as a real cake.

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  • Erica
    Dedicated October 2020
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    Hi Erin,

    We are doing the same. I'm curious if you had your cupcakes on display the entire time if you did something different?

    Thanks!

    Erica M.

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