I've been to loads of weddings where I didn't even remember seeing the cake let alone eating it! Me and OH were talking about this the other day and have come up with a plan. The hotel have told us we will be kicked out of the wedding breakfast room for 1 hour whilst they turn it arond for the evening do. There is a lovely lawn right outside the room so we are going to have a garden party serving our tea, coffee and wedding cake on the lawn with crocket, mini cricket, boules and other light activities to keep everyone occupied (and stops them wandering off!).
Have you checked out Marks and Spencers traditional wedding cakes on line? You can get a 4 tier cake which serves just over 100 for £98 - bargain! They do fruit or sponge and you can buy pillars or foam supports to build up the tiers. check it out:
You order it online or in store and pick it up a couple of days before the wedding. Me and OH have pretty much decided this is what we are going to do because cake always gets wasted at weddings.
Hope this helps.
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