(Closed) Cake! Taste versus look….help

posted 7 years ago in Food
  • poll: What person would you order from?
    The cheaper cake that tastes better and who knows....could look great! : (46 votes)
    90 %
    the typical bakery around town where I KNOW it will look exactly how I want it to? : (5 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 4
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    The more layers the more difficult.  You could always go with the bakery for the tiered cake and get your friend to make sheet cakes to serve, but it looks like you want a BIG tiered cake so it probably isn’t worthwhile.

    I went with an excellent bakery.  My cake didn’t look very good.  I paid a lot for it.  My advice would be to go with the friend if it tastes great, but you might need to scale it down a little.

    Post # 6
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    4824 posts
    Honey bee

    As a guest, I only really care about the taste.  

    Post # 7
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    Go with taste!  After paying all that money you want your guests to eat and enjoy their cake, not look at a beutiful cake but end up throwing their slice out because it isn’t tasty.  

    Post # 8
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    1309 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    @lefeymw: This..

    Taste trumps look in my book, anyday.

    Post # 9
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    Sugar bee

    Think of your guests! They won’t remember if it was perfect looking, and if it looks good and tastes great it will be a lot better than if it looks good and tastes terrible. 

    Post # 11
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    Bumble bee

    Get a cake that tastes good. Why pay money for something that looks good but tastes like @$$? 🙂  OK, maybe not like ass. I haven’t met a cake really that’s been that bad. 😀

    Post # 12
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    1909 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Taste for sure!

    Maybe you could ask her to do a cake trial with 1 small layer covered in fondant and with the bow detailing like your inspiration photo…

    Post # 13
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    6572 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2010

    I agree with the others, taste always wins! There’s nothing more disappointing then a beautiful cake that’s dry and gross.

    Post # 14
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    Buzzing bee

    I’d go with taste. You you may be pleasantly surprised with how the cake looks.

    Post # 15
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    2161 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I went with taste and didn’t regret it.  My maid of honour makes cakes for fun and did mine.   It turned out even better than expected!

    Post # 16
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    1401 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    @lefeymw: Yep, this.

     

    Plus, buttercream frosting is totally in right now. I’m using buttercream and having FMIL, who is making the cake, give it an on-purpose textured look so that I don’t end up with a cake that is trying (and failing) to look like fondant perfection. Embrace the quirk and enjoy the taste, IMO. 

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