Jenine
Beginner June 2022

Dessert and cake?

Jenine, on August 11, 2021 at 12:23 AM Posted in Wedding Reception 0 15
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I’m trying to cut our budget and thinking cutting the desserts will help. Who’s doing just cake and no dessert table? We’re having only adults so I’m thinking open bar less desserts

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Latest activity by KH479, on August 13, 2021 at 11:52 PM
  • Neanndra
    Savvy June 2022
    Neanndra ·
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    We know a lady who does gourmet cupcakes as a side gig, and she is really cheap. Our cake baker is definitely not cheap. I was thinking about having like a cupcake bar with different cupcakes and then somewhere else have a smaller cake. I think this will be much cheaper.
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  • Jenine
    Beginner June 2022
    Jenine ·
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    We already booked our baker for the cake. The flavor we picked was our favorite out of tasting 3 different bakeries. I even designed our cake, just wondering if it would be enough.
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  • Chloe
    Devoted February 2022
    Chloe ·
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    You need to tell your baker that you will not be having desserts, they will calculate with bigger slices. If you serve if after dinner, it will definitely be enough.
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  • Emilia
    Expert June 2019
    Emilia ·
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    Hi ! We had both and actually our guests ate more from the buffay than from our wedding cake... I would probably go for a mini-cake just for you tu cut and eat, and desserts for guests...?

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  • Sarah
    Master September 2019
    Sarah ·
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    We only had cake and it was fine. The venue cut and served it as our dessert course and it worked out perfectly. Most of the weddings I’ve been to have only had cake.
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  • April
    Dedicated September 2021
    April ·
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    We were going to have macaroons with the cake but after we looked at our budget we couldn’t justify it and the venue is throwing in s’mores kits at no charge so we are hoping that should be more then enough.
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  • Yasmine
    Rockstar October 2020
    Yasmine ·
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    My husband and I are having a small cake just for cake cutting purposes and about 7dozen extra cupcakes for our guests.

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  • Alyssa
    Super December 2021
    Alyssa ·
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    Every wedding I've ever been to that had a huge dessert table always had a TON of leftovers at the end and it just ended up getting thrown out. Just do a cake, people can either have a slice or not. By that point, people are usually dancing anyway and aren't looking to continue eating a ton of sugar, one slice of cake is fine.

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  • Jenine
    Beginner June 2022
    Jenine ·
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    Great ideas! Yeah its been a while that I've been to a wedding and honestly just the cake will be enough. I was curious what others were doing. Thank you

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  • Julena China
    Just Said Yes March 2023
    Julena China ·
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    I’m honestly doing a fake cake, wedding cakes are expensive and I feel like it’s waisted a lot and then I will have a sheet cake that a friend will make that will be served to my guests.
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  • Michelle
    Rockstar October 2022
    Michelle ·
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    We’re doing cake only. All the weddings we have attended did that as well, plus we love good cake.


    The best wedding cake I have had as a guest was a half sheet cake cut in front of guests to order as they wished (big slices so you could taste it) and everyone went back for 2nds and 3rds.
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  • Rosie
    Rockstar February 2022
    Rosie ·
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    I don't think it's necessary to have both either, but we have dessert included in our meal and can't remove it, so we just downsized our cake - usually there's tons of cake left over.

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  • Jenine
    Beginner June 2022
    Jenine ·
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    I did look into that for our wedding will be outside in the summer but we didn't like the design of the faux cake.

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  • Michelle
    Rockstar April 2021
    Michelle ·
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    We didn’t have a dessert table- just cake. It was totally fine. Our guests were more interested in the open bar then desserts. We had an adult only wedding & reception.
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  • KH479
    Beginner April 2022
    KH479 ·
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    We are only doing a traditional cake. We will have different flavors per layer for variety in our likes.

    If there was something special like we really liked a certain pie recipe or had some affinity for macaroons we would do that; but wedding cake is unique in that it's the one occasion where you get to eat it. So, I want the specialness of that occasion to be the focus vs. having a bunch of other options.

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