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The Great Cake Debate – Pt. 1

2011 February 3

The dilemma: Cake v. Pie. For most people this is a no brainer.  You’re getting married, so you’ll eat cake! Thing is… I don’t really like it.Pie versus cake

I feel like I should have one for the traditional cake cutting pictures, but I’ve been thinking that I might rather feature something I like better as the main dessert.  There are a couple of problems with that:

1. The cakes are SO pretty! A couple exhibits of their beauty (from our trip to the Carolina Inn Bridal Show) in this post.

2. Turns out it’s going to add a good bit to the food cost and be kind of a pain to serve the other desserts… especially if I also wanted a baby wedding cake to cut for pictures.  I’m not really sure it’s worth it.

Robin and dogwood cake by Lynn's Traditions

Beautiful robin and dogwood cake by Lynn's Traditions

So, what’s a girl to do?

Step 1 is going out in search of a delectable cake that does not, preferably, taste much like cake.  We met a top contender at the bridal show!  The Art of Cake is owned and operated by the baker, Gregory Bingham, a fellow UNC alum who has been featured in a number of wedding magazines and is soon to be featured in Southern Living.

He promises that he can make all your cake dreams come true when it comes to flavors, and his standard flavor list boasts a number of interesting, original flavors.  We got to try the blueberry cobbler, carrot cake and white chocolate cake… ALL were phenomenal!

I think we’ll go do a more thorough tasting and planning session with him.

Pretty ribbon flower cake by Sweet Memories Bakery

Pretty ribbon flower cake by Sweet Memories Bakery

Am I the ONLY one who doesn’t like cake??

Apparently not.  This hilarious blog, Hyperbole and a Half, did a GREAT post on why pie > cake!  (That’s where we got the picture at the top of the post.)

Want to cast your vote on cake vs. pie? Tell me what you think!

P.S. – You don’t get to vote on which one we have at the wedding.  You just get to vote on cake v. pie in general :)

Any additional tips or advice from those of you who have done the cake thing before?

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5 Responses
  1. February 3, 2011

    Katy…. let me just say, cake is not necessary! Go for what makes you unique! I mean really, I went to a really high-end pricey wedding once where they had chocolate chip cookies and a teeny tiny (think cake from your oven) carrot cake to cut. You can do whatever you want! That’s the beauty of it. I say spread the love.. for whatever it is… pudding? ice cream? Popsicles? Italian ice? Cherry Pie? Boston Creme? anything goes!

  2. Heather Bruce permalink
    February 6, 2011

    I’d have to agree with Bethany on this one. Go with whatever you want to go with, don’t worry about pleasing the crowd. It’s your day! :) Your guests will enjoy whatever dessert you serve them. I personally also prefer pie over cake, and cobbler is awesome, too.

  3. Katy permalink*
    February 8, 2011

    Haha -Thanks for the support, guys! The masses on Facebook definitely agree with you! I’ll be sure to keep you all posted on our decision making.

  4. LeAnne permalink
    February 9, 2011

    How about cake pops or a cake bite cake? There are some really cute ideas on the web.

    • Chris permalink*
      February 9, 2011

      We tasted some Cheesecake Pops at Sisters a few weeks ago, and they were AWESOME! Don’t be surprised if you see those at the reception! It was literally a ball of cheesecake on a stick dipped in either chocolate or strawberry with either sprinkles or nuts – awesomeness.

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