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Wedding cake - is it a must-do?

Lynnie, on January 20, 2020 at 09:05 Posted in Wedding reception 0 31
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Are you down to explore other delicious options for your wedding dessert? Or is a traditional wedding cake critical to your cake-cutting and cake topper plans?? Smiley cake

Is having a wedding cake one of your must-dos?


Wedding cake - is it a must-do? 1

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Latest activity by Francesca, on March 12, 2020 at 08:47
  • Francesca
    Frequent user November 2020 Ontario
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    We are having cake because we love cake.

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  • Amanda
    Curious August 2021 Manitoba
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    We are having a small cake to cut, with a cupcake display. The cake will be set aside for the next day lunch to enjoy with family. There will be cupcakes for late snack with wings. Different-but will be yummy!!! I think a cake is great... but does not need to be expensive.
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  • BunnyBride
    Super August 2022 Nova Scotia
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    For us, having a small cutting cake was a must. Nothing crazy because the rest of the "cake" being served are cupcakes. I have read and been told by some relatives that the etiquette as far as when a guest could leave politely is after the cake cutting. Not that I am big on traditional etiquette, but it is interesting to know

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  • Kimberly
    Curious November 2021 Manitoba
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    We decided pretty quickly not to do a wedding by cake! When thinking about the cost and how much people don’t usually eat the wedding cake, we decided to just either save that money or put it towards something that is top priority on our list of “must haves”. My mom is upset about it, but we’re the ones paying for it.
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  • Lee-Andréa
    Curious October 2021 Ontario
    Lee-Andréa ·
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    Not a must for us, my FH and I aren't huge on cake. We've been looking into apple strudel and ice-cream, or ice-cream sandwiches to put on our dessert table.

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  • Stefanie
    Devoted August 2020 Saskatchewan
    Stefanie ·
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    It's not a must. I mean there are people who have cupcakes or donuts. We decided to get a cake because his family are huge dessert people and both of our families are large so we thought this would take up less room than a bunch of cupcakes.

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  • Stephanie
    Master July 2018 Alberta
    Stephanie ·
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    Not a must. We didn’t have one
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  • Eden
    Frequent user August 2021 British Columbia
    Eden ·
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    Cake is a must. We are having a small elopement party and aren't having many traditional aspects, but no matter what I still wanted a cake (although I think it's just because I love cake) haha

    I think we are going to have a black forest cake instead of a traditional fondant tier cake, but I haven't decided yet!

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  • Ashley
    VIP August 2020 Ontario
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    Not a must but we are having one! its fake and just for a photo LOL!

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  • Steph
    Expert October 2021 Ontario
    Steph ·
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    For me it's a must-do, only because it's the only time in my life I'll ever get to have a tier cake....or fondant....lol but lots of people are happy with other alternatives. I just love cake 😂
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  • Shannon
    Expert September 2020 Quebec
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    For us yes a cake is a must. I'm an Soo looking forward to a fluffy sweat buttercream frosting. Yummy.

    I have been looking for a cake topper. I'd like something a little more unique.

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  • Amelia
    Super September 2020 Ontario
    Amelia ·
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    Yeah it's a must. We love cake.

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  • Nelly
    Devoted October 2021 Ontario
    Nelly ·
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    Must do cake and desserts are very important to me

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  • Vinod
    Featured August 2017 Ontario
    Vinod ·
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    Must do. This is one dessert that was served to just family as friends got a piece from the assorted pastry served with the chosen dessert plated.

    The cake represented our dog Peanut present with us as the paws walked up the cake.

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  • Veronica
    Featured October 2021 Alberta
    Veronica ·
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    Not doing this at all! In any form or variation.

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  • Amanda
    Devoted September 2022 Alberta
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    The cake is the whole inspiration for our wedding, it is the main focal point when you walk into the reception! The cake design was the first thing that was decided on, once that was picked out everything else fell into place!

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  • Allison
    Master October 2019 Ontario
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    You're welcome! 🥰

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  • Marissa
    Frequent user April 2021 Alberta
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    That's so creative thanks for sharing your photos!
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  • Allison
    Master October 2019 Ontario
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    Honestly, it's worth it since people don't have to wait for the actual cake to be cut (either by the venue or themselves).

    Here's some photos of what our cake and cupcakes looked like:

    Wedding cake - is it a must-do? 2


    Wedding cake - is it a must-do? 3


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  • Marissa
    Frequent user April 2021 Alberta
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    I'm planning to do the same thing! Just a small 8 inch cake for us, and cupcakes for everyone else.
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  • Allison
    Master October 2019 Ontario
    Allison ·
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    We had a small cake for cutting and cupcakes. The traditional 3 tiered wedding cake isn't a must-have, but I do want something sweet like cupcakes to enjoy as a guest. Having some sort of dessert is a must-have!!

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  • Michelle
    Featured October 2021 Nova Scotia
    Michelle ·
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    I love cake! We're doing a smaller tiered cake and also different dessert options like pumpkin pie (A Thanksgiving weekend wedding necessity)

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  • Rayanne
    VIP January 2022 Ontario
    Rayanne ·
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    We're going to have a small cutting cake and some cupcakes I think... unless we go with a cutting cake in the back... I was thinking of bunt cakes but it would take me an hour and a half right before the wedding to pick them up, not sure I want to use that time then for that.
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  • Geneviève
    Super September 2020 Ontario
    Geneviève ·
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    I think it’s a must for me, but I love cake at parties
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  • Chelsea
    Super June 2020 Alberta
    Chelsea ·
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    Yes BUT we’re just doing a small cake for us to cut, and cupcakes for our guests!
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  • Caitlyn
    Super January 2020 Ontario
    Caitlyn ·
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    It was necessary for us. We love cake and I wanted the traditional cutting/feeding photos. In reflection we ordered way too much. We were able to save our top tier for our anniversary and we have the whole bottom tier left. Husband loves having so much left over cake to eat though.
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  • Amelia
    Featured October 2020 New Brunswick
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    Definitely a must! We are going cake tasting this afternoon 😊
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  • Tori
    Top October 2019 Manitoba
    Tori ·
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    Nope! We had a Korovai instead Smiley smile

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  • Casey
    Master October 2019 Ontario
    Casey ·
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    We only did a cake for photos. We didn't make a big deal out of cutting it, just a quick photo before we sat down for dinner and that was it. I ended up asking one of the servers to just pack it up and not cut it because we were serving dessert.


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  • Samantha
    Super June 2021 Ontario
    Samantha ·
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    Exactly what Kelsie said! We almost didn't even bother at all, but FH's mom wants us to do it for the photos.
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  • Kelsie
    Featured September 2021 Ontario
    Kelsie ·
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    Not necessary! We aren’t even having people watch us cut the cake, it’s going to be private and just for photos.
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