Danilou Posted 11 Nov 2012 , 8:46pm
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Hi, I just want to share my peeve with you.

 

I did my first wedding cake in September, it all turned out well. But I found out yesterday from my sister-in-law who went that the cake was beautiful and delicious after a real let down of a meal, but the cakes portions were really small but they had loads of cake left over in the kitchen. I'm so p#*@ed off because I made the portions very generous. The cake was just over 4" high and I allowed for wilton size servings 1"x 2" servings. With a high cake that is quite a large serve! I know it's not my problem but I told the kitchen staff to be quite generous. Next time I will be more direct...and give them the actual size. I just didn't want to sound patranising .

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KoryAK Posted 11 Nov 2012 , 8:52pm
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I leave a full sheet of info with every wedding cake.  I just have a template in Excel and plug in the specific info.  It lists the flavors of each layer, how many people the cake should serve, what equipment needs to come back to me, if they are saving the top tier or not, and a cutting guide with the slice size big and bold.  Maybe something like this could help you in the future :)

BrandisBaked Posted 11 Nov 2012 , 8:53pm
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AMaybe it's good to leave them wanting more. ;-)

DeniseNH Posted 11 Nov 2012 , 9:15pm
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We have one place near us that cuts cakes so thin you can see your manicure through them.  Each time I deliver there - I make sure I hand them a piece of paper telling them to SERVE THE WHOLE CAKE.  They take the lazy way out and cut small servings from the outer most rim of the cake then take the core (75% of it and chuck it in the garbage.  They say that a proper slice of cake must have icing on the top and one side that's why they refuse to cut the inside pieces - not pretty enough for them.  OH PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!

remnant3333 Posted 11 Nov 2012 , 9:28pm
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I would be annoyed too!!! What a waste of cake!!!!
 

Danilou Posted 11 Nov 2012 , 9:35pm
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I would be very annoyed if cake was being binned!!!! All those hours we spend on making cakes, it's sacrilege!!!! At least I know that the bride took home the leftovers. My sil was given a  huge chunk to take home. Next time I'm going to tell them how many serves from each tier and the portion sizes!

remnant3333 Posted 11 Nov 2012 , 9:37pm
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I would be annoyed too.  Maybe the people who were in the kitchen decided they wanted to take the cake home for their families so they gave it out sparingly.  Many people who probably wanted more cake did not even know there was more cake if the kitchen people did not put it out there!!!   I am glad I do not make cakes for a living. I just do it for fun and more of a hobby. I have much to learn!!!

Annabakescakes Posted 11 Nov 2012 , 10:24pm
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Original message sent by DeniseNH

We have one place near us that cuts cakes so thin you can see your manicure through them.  Each time I deliver there - I make sure I hand them a piece of paper telling them to SERVE THE WHOLE CAKE.  They take the lazy way out and cut small servings from the outer most rim of the cake then take the core (75% of it and chuck it in the garbage.  They say that a proper slice of cake must have icing on the top and one side that's why they refuse to cut the inside pieces - not pretty enough for them.  OH PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!

I can tell you right now that if I was at a venue that did that, even as a guest with nothing to do with the cake, and they were serving tiny slivers so they all had icing on the side, I would serve the damn thing myself. I do t even like those side pieces! The edge is off tasting due to being baked to the pan, and it don't like a ton of icing.

Danilou Posted 11 Nov 2012 , 10:54pm
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KoryAk what is that Excel template? Where can I access it? Or did you create it yourself?

jgifford Posted 11 Nov 2012 , 11:16pm
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Originally Posted by DeniseNH 

We have one place near us that cuts cakes so thin you can see your manicure through them.  Each time I deliver there - I make sure I hand them a piece of paper telling them to SERVE THE WHOLE CAKE.  They take the lazy way out and cut small servings from the outer most rim of the cake then take the core (75% of it and chuck it in the garbage.  They say that a proper slice of cake must have icing on the top and one side that's why they refuse to cut the inside pieces - not pretty enough for them.  OH PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!

And this is one reason they're not making the cake - they're not cake experts.  Unfortunately, you have no control over how the cake is sliced once it leaves your hands. It's really up to the bride, or her representative, to make sure the entire cake is served.  After the pictures, the taste is what matters.

KoryAK Posted 12 Nov 2012 , 1:21am

Danilou I created it myself but I'd be happy to share it and then you can customize it my your own needs.  I tried attaching it, but if that doesn't work just PM me with your email addy.  Basically just plug in your specific info and delete the lines that don't apply.  I then delete extra blank lines if needed to make if all fit on one page. HTH!

 

 

Danilou Posted 12 Nov 2012 , 1:27am

Thanks for that KoryAk!! It did work. BTW I love your header!
 

crumbcake Posted 12 Nov 2012 , 1:43am

KoryAk, could you send it to me as well:  mebrink07@gmail.com

I would appreciate it.

cardawn1 Posted 12 Nov 2012 , 9:44pm

The cutting guide is great!! Thanks for sharing.

vgcea Posted 12 Nov 2012 , 9:57pm

Thanks for sharing!

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