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9 Cake Cutting Tips Every Bride Should Know

by Emma Arendoski

Ah, the cake cutting: one of the first things you’ll do together as newlyweds! But before the big day, there are a few things you’ll want to know for the cake cutting at your reception. Here are nine of our favorite tips PLUS a special giveaway from juliethefish designs featuring one thing you’ll love to have: hand-stamped wedding forks! Enjoy!

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photo: jared wilson photography

Cake Cutting Tips for Weddings

1. Have your DJ or band announce it.

If guests are talking and don’t know the cake cutting is about to happen, they’ll miss it! Have your DJ or band make a quick announcement that you’re about to cut the cake. And if you’d like, have (part of) a special song play during it.

2. The cake should be set up on its own individual table.

This makes it easy for photos, cake cutting, and transportation of the cake to the back room where the cake is prepared for guests.

3. Use a cake server and knife.

Sometimes, your venue will provide this; however, make sure they do ahead of time. If not — or if you want a personalized touch — grab a custom server like this one from juliethefish designs.

stamped cake server by juliethefish designs | Cake Tips Weddings | Cake Cutting Tips Every Bride Should Know - https://emmalinebride.com/reception/cake-tips-weddings/

by juliethefish designs

You’ll love using it at home for years to come.

4. Use a pair of personalized wedding cake forks.

And don’t forget the matching forks! I wish I had a set of these from my wedding!

* This is the giveaway item! See details below :)

mr and mrs forks by juliethefishdesigns | Cake Tips Weddings | Cake Cutting Tips Every Bride Should Know - https://emmalinebride.com/reception/cake-tips-weddings/

by juliethefish designs

5. Don’t let him get your face all frosting-covered.

Do not let him cover your beautifully styled hair and makeup with cake and frosting! Once you take the frosting off, the makeup comes right off with it. And don’t get him all frosting covered, either. The cake cutting usually takes place right at the beginning of the reception, so you’ll be cleaning it off all night long instead of enjoying the speeches, eating dinner, and taking photos. Plus, hair styling and makeup is not cheap! ;)

6. Stand towards guests when you cut the cake (if possible).

When you’re cutting the cake, try to face the guests if possible. Sometimes a table is up against a wall, so in that case you can’t do much about it. But, if at all possible, have the table brought out so you can face your guests. They want to see you, not your back — especially in photos.

7. Be careful with the cake.

That cake is pretty delicate, so be careful when cutting it especially if you have a few tiers. Go slowly, don’t rush… and don’t lean on the table. You’d hate to knock anything over!

8. Smile and take your time.

The cake cutting feels like it lasts 0.000003 seconds long. For real. It goes by so fast. So, enjoy it! Smile, take your time, savor the moment.

9. Save the top tier of your cake for your anniversary.

It’s a tradition to save the top tier of your cake, wrap it, and freeze it to enjoy on your 1st Anniversary. Andrew and I did that with ours and it tasted amazing!

Giveaway – Win a Set of Wedding Cake Forks!

mr + mrs wedding forks by juliethefish designs | Cake Tips Weddings | Cake Cutting Tips Every Bride Should Know - https://emmalinebride.com/reception/cake-tips-weddings/

by juliethefish designs

o Giveaway dates: 12/4/15-12/14/15 (11:59pm EST)
o Prize: Win a set of wedding cake forks by juliethefish designs
o Free shipping included to U.S.
o Winner has 72 hours to respond to winning email or new winner will be selected
o No purchase necessary
o Prize value: $35 | No cash value
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Tiffany Banks December 14, 2015 - 2:06 pm

I love the custom baby name necklace with birth date and footprints

Kristen December 13, 2015 - 9:14 pm

The wedding cake server! So cute

Des December 13, 2015 - 8:56 pm

love the Han Solo Princess Leia Star Wars key chain

TW December 12, 2015 - 11:11 pm

Love the custom guitar pick in sterling silver! So perfect for my dads christmas present!

Danielle A December 11, 2015 - 9:41 pm

What an awesome site! I love EVERYTHING! I am seriously loving the hammered copper heart wrap bracelet though :)

katie klein December 10, 2015 - 9:30 pm

Love the mini monogram locket necklace.

Briana December 10, 2015 - 5:12 pm

I love all the cute ornaments you make :) very classy.

Cat Boardman December 9, 2015 - 7:18 pm

I love the custom monogam cufflinks! What a sweet gift.

Mikaela December 9, 2015 - 11:47 am

I have been looking for these at a good price! Thank you for the find! I will be ordering the cake serving set in a few months!

Lauren M December 8, 2015 - 6:34 pm

My favorite is the custom wedding anniversary necklace

Brittany S December 8, 2015 - 4:58 pm

Love the custom heart cake topper

Mary G December 8, 2015 - 12:01 pm

I love the state pride keychains!

Jill D December 7, 2015 - 4:59 pm

I really like the double initial necklace

Kelly S December 7, 2015 - 9:47 am

sterling silver arrow necklace

Michele December 6, 2015 - 10:51 pm

The tweet bird necklace is super cute.

Maya December 6, 2015 - 3:13 pm

Such a unique way to remember a special day!

Mary L December 6, 2015 - 9:43 am

The custom heart cake toppers would be perfect for our wedding! :D

Skyler December 5, 2015 - 11:46 pm

I love the solid sterling silver initial charm with date!

Toniann Cardinali December 5, 2015 - 9:35 pm

The custom heart cake toppers are adorable :)

Quin A. December 5, 2015 - 1:26 pm

Silver open heart necklaces

Reagan December 5, 2015 - 12:40 pm

I love the longitude / latitude necklace. So sweet. : )

Kristin A December 5, 2015 - 6:57 am

The beach babies necklace is so cute.

Rachel December 4, 2015 - 7:49 pm

The custom silver heart necklace is beautiful!

Lisa Byrne December 4, 2015 - 5:48 pm

Just visited their Etsy, and hands down I have a love for crest moons. Totally check out their hand stamped “I love you to the Moon and Back” Charm necklace. That’s my fave. So rustic.

Stephanie M December 4, 2015 - 5:00 pm

Besides the cake knife and server, and these lovely forks, why not add the super cool Custom Monogram Cake Topper?! I love how you can have your initial with you date engraved!

Kimberly Wolf December 4, 2015 - 4:15 pm

I love the custom wedding cake server and knife set – personalize with your names, date!!!

Abbey B December 4, 2015 - 3:28 pm

Love the custom silver bar necklaces!

Emily G December 4, 2015 - 2:25 pm

I love the customized initial ornaments!

E.A. December 4, 2015 - 1:27 pm

These forks are so cute!

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