Several friends are getting married before the end of summer and instead of getting them something plain and boring for their bridal shower I decided to get them something that they could use at the wedding and have as a lifelong memento of the event. I purchased several Silver Cake Knife And Server Sets from the Wilton website and had them engraved with their names and the impending wedding date. One of these sets was given to the bride-to-be at her party last weekend and the other will receive hers next weekend.
This two piece serving set is one of the most attractive that Wilton offers; the others had crystal handles or came with bows attached to them but both of the soon-to-be-brides are not into such things. I went with the basic silver pieces because they looked great, had a nice amount of detail to the handles and looked like something that they would both love. I told their mothers that I would be purchasing these so they wouldn’t go out and spend the money on them; you really don’t need to have more than one set of these around the house.
Both pieces are attractive but simple; the detail on the handles looks eloquent but not overdone. I took them to a local engraving shop and had all the lettering done for ten dollars for both sets. That was a great price and the first gift was a complete shock to the bride-to-be. Both women knew that the companies making their cake would supply them with a traditional cake knife and server but I am sure that these are a lot nicer and since they are personalized they will be something that they can always have around as a reminder of their wedding day and celebration.
The pieces are heavy so they aren’t cheap; fingerprints do show up on the blade of both the knife and server so getting a velvet or soft pouch to store them in would be a nice added gift. I opted to buy plain black velvet bags and use my sewing machine to add their names and the wedding date on it. If you don’t have a machine that can do that, you can get that added at most places that do custom embroidery. Another small item that you can get are wedding cake bags; these are the perfect way to pack up pieces of cake for guests to take home with them.
Wilton has five or six really nice knife and server sets at their website but you may want to stop by your local Jo-Anne Fabrics or Michaels to see if they have any in stock and if there are any on sale. Both stores offer 40 – 50% off coupons that can be used on regullary priced items however some stores do not allow you to use them on certain pieces of wedding themed items. Of the ones that Wilton makes, this is the one that I think looks best and will last the longest. If you are looking for a unique pre-wedding or bridal shower gift that you can have personalized, I strongly suggest that you check out this set.
Wilton Silver Cake Knife and Server Set
Product #: 120-4004
Suggested Retail Price: $29.9 per set