Fiancee and I are doing something very unique for our wedding "cake." And by unique, I mean it has all the potential for disaster in the world. So I'm looking for some advice and help.
Our wedding is writing themed. Instead of having a traditional wedding cake, we're making a "cake" out of espresso cups that each house small, individual cheesecakes (in liners). The cups will have various quotes written on them about love, life, marriage, etc. Happy wedding-y things. The cups will be doubling as favors, as well, and the guests can take them with them.
On to the questions:
- Our wedding venue is an hour and a half from where we live, and forty minutes from the nearest relative's house. We're going to be transporting about 85 espresso cups. Over some very bumpy roads. How can we do this without winding up in a pile of ceramic chaos?
- The espresso cups are ceramic. What can we use to write the quotes on them that won't wash off and is preferably dishwasher safe? In the very least, they need to be hand-washable without Shakespeare getting all over everything.
- How can we communicate to the guests that yes, dear god, please take your espresso cup home with you? As much as I love espresso, I really don't need eighty-five espresso cups... probably.
- And if you'd like some bonus points, our wedding is in a state park. Any idea how to transport eighty-five miniature cheesecakes to a state park in August without crying when you look at the end result? (We -do- have a way, but I'm looking for other options.)