My first wedding cake was huge thing that fed 300.
Took me and the bride three days to make it.
Once we had it stacked on the table, I realized that the wedding party has no less than six small children in it and they had arrived to take pictures an hour before the ceremony.
I was going to have to leave to get ready and the cake was an 'attractive nuisance".
I proceeded to take the chairs from the surrounding tables and build a barrier around the table, leaving a good three feet of empty space between the cake and the chairs. I'd have put up razor-wire, however that didn't go with the motif.
Someone pointed my re-arranging the furniture to the wedding party.
The bride called out, "Good idea!"
The cake was her special recipe and she had canned the jam used in the filling, herself. She had as much invested in that dessert as I did.
Still think we should have posted a guard to not only keep away the little poky finger kids, but the runners and the 'just curious' ones, too.
By the way, my children stayed home that day.
They know how to behave, but it wasn't their kind of party.
And I'm with the others...that ball would have been mine for the night.