I’ve only been cake testing twice, but I’ve had a couple of taste tests at bridal expos around the LA area. After looking at the prices of the wedding cakes from several bakeries, I realized that this may not be the best option cost wise and even food choice.
Let’s face it, most people are too full to eat dessert after the main meal. Honestly, at most weddings I go to, about 2/3rds of the people eat the cake. Usually it’s left untouched, half butchered, or the guest refuses the slice.
What’s the alternative?
Fortunately for the venue that I’m having my reception at, they offer ice cream for everyone or a dessert bar. It really depends on your food package and whether or not you want to add anything to the current package you have. Of course, you can always customize your menu. It just depends if you want to pay more and what you think your guests may prefer.
Fake Cake Displays + Dessert:
I’ve heard a couple of people do this. They have two fake layers on the bottom and the top layer is actually real. You can even do a fake layer on the bottom and one on the top. The only reason you would have one layer real is for the bride and groom to cut the cake. For the guests, they can have the cake sheets, dessert bar, ice cream, etc. The options are limitless. I think a dessert bar is a great idea because it allows your guest to have different options of desserts.
Oh my, I just thought of a brilliant idea. If it’s a hot day, ice cream would be a great alternative as well. Just make sure the venue has a place to store it! You can even have topping selections at the cake table so guests can create their own. Just like Yogurtland! Now that is a great idea.
I’ve seen this at several weddings I’ve attended to. This could potentially save money, but it all depends where you get it from. It’s a cute idea. Plus, you can make different flavors!