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Grooms Cake....How big should it be?

Triana, on May 20, 2011 at 6:09 PM Posted in Etiquette and Advice 0 14
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I am about to start searching around for bakeries for the Grooms cake and have no idea what size I'm looking for. I've been married before but we didn't do the grooms cake so this is new to me. And also, when is it to be served? Is this for the reception as well? Excuse my ignorance ladies, please help.

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Latest activity by Amy, on May 19, 2019 at 9:08 AM
  • Sunny
    Dedicated June 2011
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    Its typically quite a bit smaller than the normal wedding cake. Maybe serving up to 50 people depending on your size. It is served along with the wedding cake.

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  • Hayley C™
    Master March 2008
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    My brother had his at the rehearsal dinner. My sister-in-law got him a Wrigley Field cake, and it was big enough to feed all at the rehearsal (wedding party, family-siblings-parents-grandparents, and out of town guests)

    Another option is a small one to place on the dessert table near the wedding cake. It can be just big enough to feed the wedding party. (so small)

    Up to you, your budget, and Where/When you want to serve it.

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  • Edwina
    Master August 2011
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    Where are you planning to get your wedding cake from? If you are having it at the reception, most bakers won't allow you to get cakes from another bakery. My grooms cake is being served at the wedding. It will serve 50 people and my wedding cake will serve 100. My guest count is 134.

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  • Triana
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    Ok, Thanks Sunny S. I was so confused. @Hayley, the rehearsal dinner sounds like a good idea, we're expecting about 50 people. Funny about your Wrigley Field cake, FH wants a New Orleans Saints cake.

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  • Triana
    Devoted March 2012
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    @Edwina B. thanks, I didn't even think of that. The cake is included in the package, I guess I can ask if they will also do the grooms cake but that will most likely mean that they will serve it at the wedding only right? I'll have to look into that part.

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  • Carole M (a.k.a "old tart")
    Master October 2011
    Carole M (a.k.a "old tart") ·
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    Since we only have 60 guests, and have a 4 tiered wedding cake, and a pastry table, we are only getting a 1/4 sheet cake. It will be on the pastry table, nowhere near the wedding cake.

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  • rlg510
    Super July 2011
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    I have no idea how many servings my groom's cake will have. Based on the price I am guesting about 60. The wedding cake will be sized to serve 125. There will likely be leftovers.

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  • His
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    The cake lady the we have in mind said it should be for about 30ppl.

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  • Triana
    Devoted March 2012
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    @Rlg510 and MRS 2be, when are you serving yours?

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  • Triana
    Devoted March 2012
    Triana ·
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    @Carole B, I told the venue that the cake was going to be the desert so I might add the grooms cake, still trying to decide now I see that some use it for the rehearsal dinner. As far as pricing has anyone seen that by serving the grooms cake at the reception cuts down the cost of the wedding cake because you're counting on it serving a certain number of people or is it about the same?

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  • Kara
    Expert October 2011
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    I'm getting a surprise groom's cake to be delivered to our rehearsal dinner (which is actually a few days prior to our wedding -- just the way it all worked out with everyone's schedules and all). We're only having about 15 people at the dinner, so I think they're going to scale down the cake (it will be a Coleman cooler, with a penguin sitting in the ice holding my FH's fave beer, and the cooler will have "stickers" of his fave teams, etc. decorating it) ... but I think, based on what she was saying about their usual cakes, the make them large enough to feed b/n 30-50 people (but that will certainly jack up your price too, so just be aware of that).

    Our venue has a cake cutting cost for anything brought in from other vendors (as the cake we'll be having is part of the package, made on premises) ... and the price is per slice, so that might factor into your decision too. Hope that helps!!!

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  • Triana
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    @Kara, thanks, that helps alot. I will definately have to discuss the cake options with the venue this weekend. I am racking my brain over this. But thanks everyone with all of the good info.

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  • Lacy A
    VIP June 2011
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    FH's will serve 50.

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  • Amy
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    How would they even know? Because if you don't tell them, they won't know! Smiley smile I decided based on all the research that the groom's cake is supposed to be fun or lighthearted and something he likes, such as skiing or a movie theme. It can be small and he can cut it when you cut the cake. I decided to buy a pre made cake at the grocery store that I want that seems good (whole foods or trader Joe's so atleast the ingredients are pretty decent) ....then decorate the top with a funny cake topper and add ski theme stuff to it. It will probably be 6 or 8 inches.
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