Firstly, I'm not a pro decorator or anything, but I make a lot of cakes for family functions etc. When my sister in law got married recently she asked me to make the cake, which I was happy to do (as their wedding gift). She said that they didn't really need a big cake (very small wedding), that two tiers would be enough, but that I could just make whatever I wanted.
So I made a three tier cake, thinking an extra tier would give them loads of cake to serve, and still leave plenty for them to take home/share around as they saw fit. The cake was WAY bigger than what they needed for serving.
Anyway, being the bride's SIL I was at the wedding. When it came time to cut the cake the bride & groom posed for the photos with the knife making the first cut, as you do. But THEN, to my complete bewilderment the bride comes up to me and (I kid you not!) says "I don't think we'll bother cutting the cake up...I don't think anyone's hungry now."
So NOBODY, not the bride & groom or any of the guests ate (or were offered) ANY of the cake. It was not cut up for serving! I still cant get over it. Instead they took the whole (huge!) cake home! I mean WHAT was the point of having a cake? Guests are never hungry at weddings by the time the cake is served, but its not the point the point is that its tradition!..its part of the celebration!
Ive since been told (repeatedly) by the bride & groom and also my mother in law that the cake was absolutely delicious. I cant help but be really disappointed that none of the guests got a taste!