The cake looked nice...from a distance. It was definitely done by a friend or family member. It was very simple, which was nice, but I didn't like the silk flowers on the cake. I liked them fine everywhere else, but not the cake. Also, I think this is the first wedding I've been to that actually had a groom's cake, too. I like the idea. There were, spread out here and there, really fine linens in certain places, like here on the cake table and on the gift table, that I really thought added a lot to the reception area.