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What are they thinking LOL

Posted by on Jul. 21, 2013 at 6:20 PM
Ida
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 With teens before you know it they will be ready to get married.  I have something you might want to think about if you help them plan their wedding;

I am having a party to celebrate my 25th wedding anniversary since we eloped we decided to have a reception type party with our friends .  I went today to look at cakes and they said they served 68 people I thought that was good since it was $48 but it seemed to good to be real.  

I kept thinking about it then I asked what size the servings were and she said 1 inch x 1 inch LOL I want to know who cuts a cake that small it isn't even a bite.

 

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boys2men2soon
by Kimberly on Jul. 21, 2013 at 7:04 PM
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Where did you find these cakes, weight watchers?  I would be leary of a bakery that considered a 1 inch by 1 inch piece a serving!




sabrtooth1
by on Jul. 21, 2013 at 7:35 PM

I guess you haven't had many catered events.  A standard serving size is 1" X 2", so not much bigger than what you were quoted.  Petit fours are  1" X 1".  It's dessert, not the meal.  Plus, you don't want to pay for waste.  Small desserts, people eat it all.  I always have the cake precut, or make sure the banquet facility will cut & serve for us.  Don't let people serve themselves.

02nana07
by Ida on Jul. 21, 2013 at 10:53 PM
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 LOL it was at walmart

Quoting boys2men2soon:

Where did you find these cakes, weight watchers?  I would be leary of a bakery that considered a 1 inch by 1 inch piece a serving!

 

02nana07
by Ida on Jul. 21, 2013 at 11:00 PM
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 when we had our wedding we did a reception with just our parents and siblings and gave everyone enough cake to taste but not really a piece big enough to waste and told them they could have more if they wanted.  

1 inch by 1 inch would be smaller than the mints LOL I would be offended if I was served a piece that small.

We renewed our vows at 20 years and again it was family only but there was more than enough cake.

I feel serving a piece that small would be a waste of plates and silverware the 2 x2 would be small but a little more realistic.   

Quoting sabrtooth1:

I guess you haven't had many catered events.  A standard serving size is 1" X 2", so not much bigger than what you were quoted.  Petit fours are  1" X 1".  It's dessert, not the meal.  Plus, you don't want to pay for waste.  Small desserts, people eat it all.  I always have the cake precut, or make sure the banquet facility will cut & serve for us.  Don't let people serve themselves.

 

bizzeemom2717
by on Jul. 22, 2013 at 1:49 AM
When we have events catered for work that's exactly how large the slices of cake are cut. People generally don't need or want larger pieces. There is ALWAYS cake leftover. I would go with the smaller pieces and if some want seconds there should be plenty. :)

Quoting sabrtooth1:

I guess you haven't had many catered events.  A standard serving size is 1" X 2", so not much bigger than what you were quoted.  Petit fours are  1" X 1".  It's dessert, not the meal.  Plus, you don't want to pay for waste.  Small desserts, people eat it all.  I always have the cake precut, or make sure the banquet facility will cut & serve for us.  Don't let people serve themselves.

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boys2men2soon
by Kimberly on Jul. 22, 2013 at 9:15 AM
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Quoting sabrtooth1:

I guess you haven't had many catered events.  A standard serving size is 1" X 2", so not much bigger than what you were quoted.  Petit fours are  1" X 1".  It's dessert, not the meal.  Plus, you don't want to pay for waste.  Small desserts, people eat it all.  I always have the cake precut, or make sure the banquet facility will cut & serve for us.  Don't let people serve themselves.

What?   I have been to many catered events and lots of weddings.  I have never been served a slice of cake that small..... unless there are several desserts to sample, in which case the sample servings are smaller.




sabrtooth1
by on Jul. 22, 2013 at 10:23 AM
Quoting boys2men2soon:  I have been to many catered events and lots of weddings.  I have never been served a slice of cake that small..... unless there are several desserts to sample, in which case the sample servings are smaller.

Around here, at the events many I have hosted and attended, after a full meal, a small piece of a rich, indulgent dessert, with a cup of good coffee, is perfect.  But if someone SHOULD feel the need for additional food, they know they can ask for seconds. 

Even if the affair is a luncheon, a small piece of dessert from an excellent bakery is an impressive, and sufficent, end to a meal.  Spend the money to get something special for your guests, and a little will go a long way.  A slab of drywall is still drywall.


sahlady
by Gold Member on Jul. 22, 2013 at 10:32 AM

laughing

Barabell
by Barbara on Jul. 22, 2013 at 10:45 AM

LOL

luckysevenwow
by Platinum Member on Jul. 22, 2013 at 12:12 PM
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I'm sorry, but that is not normal out here. I might consider it if as someone else said there were other deserts to round it out...but dang that wouldn't even wet the whistle of the average person lol

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