• Images
  • Text
  • Find a Couple + Registry
GO
Food and Cakes

Can you cut the cake with the side of a cake server or is a knife necessary for the cake ceremony?

edited April 2018 in Food and Cakes
I am looking at purchasing a designer cake server for the cake cutting ceremony however, there is not a matching knife available for purchase. Is a knife necessary or can we get by with just using the side of a cake server? The kitchen will cut and serve the cake for guests.

Re: Can you cut the cake with the side of a cake server or is a knife necessary for the cake ceremony?

  • Most cake servers are able to cut through a cake, and most of your guests probably won't even notice if you use the side of the server or a fancy knife. If you're concerned the server won't be sharp enough, you could always test it out at home first (fun excuse to make a cake!). 
    OurWildKingdom
  • we used a cake server to cut ours.  this is not a big deal
  • This is very reassuring to me! Thank you!
  • ei34ei34 member
    Seventh Anniversary 2500 Comments 500 Love Its 5 Answers
    H and I cut the ceremonial first slice with a cake server.  I’m not sure how the rest of the slices were cut in the kitchen, and I haven’t wondered that as a guest either. Not something to stress about :) 
  • If you go to replacementsltd .com you can purchase one that will match your silverware set that you'll likely use for a lifetime and not just your wedding.  IMO Money better spent because you'll be functionally able to use it without thinking you're pulling some big clunky thing out.  Unless there's a super thick layer of fondant you should be fine just using the server/trowel and really no need for the cake knife.  Or, you can purchase one that has a serrated edge along one side of the trowel/pie server.   Think of it as you're purchasing a photo prop, do you want something for the long term you can use multiple times a year or just your wedding/25th/50th anniversaries?

    The rest of the cake gets cut typically using a bread knife either in the back or by the caterers by the cake itself.  
    Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker
Sign In or Register to comment.
Choose Another Board
Search Boards