Post # 1
We met with our baker who was AMAZING. We decided on three tiers, including chocolate cake with raspberry filling and a lemon cake with raspberry filling. There will also be a homemade dessert bar, so I am not concerned about people not loving the cake/same filling. They can deal with it. The cake is my baby.
I am looking for opinions on if we should do two tiers chocolate/one tier lemon or two tiers lemon/one tier chocolate. Which do you think is more crowd-pleasing?
Also, which do you think will be prettier to cut into? The icing will be white.
Post # 3
- Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI
I think chocolate always seems more crowd pleasing. I’m having a variety of flavors of cake and the chocolate gets the best response anytime I mention it while the fruit flavor seems to get mixed reviews (for the record I think both your choices sound great! I would love them both!).
However, I think the lemon would be prettier to cut into. 🙂
Post # 4
The lemon will be prettier.
Post # 5
Chocolate will definitely be favored by your guests. Not to sound mean, but you honestly won’t give a crap about how “pretty” it is to cut into for pictures and what not. At that point, most people just want to cut the cake, get a little piece, and move on.
Post # 6
I would prefer to eat the chocolate with raspberry because I always pick chocolate. 🙂 But I agree that the lemon is probably more photogenic to cut into. 🙂
Post # 7
I think the lemon will look nice, but I think chocolate is a universally appealing flavor. My one demand on my cake was chocolate with raspberry filling (OMG, yummy!) At most weddings I go to, chocolate seems to be the prefered flavor of cake. Its familiar to everyone.
Post # 8
I might be the only person who loves lemon cake and detests chocolate cake. I’m always thrilled when I see any option but chocolate at a wedding! It sounds like you have enough options to make everyone happy.
Cut into whichever flavor you like best, duh!
Post # 9
@Fanciful: Lemon is hit or miss with some people although I love it. I get bored with always having chocolate cake, lemon is a nice change.
For pictures I would suggest cutting into the lemon as it might be easier to wipe off any spills that manage to make their way onto your dress.
Post # 10
Our largest tier is chocolate with raspberry and fudge, and it is divine. So I am biased, and would go with chocolate/raspberry! As for which to cut, I would have never given that a thought.
Post # 11
I dislike lemon cake, cookies, pie, etc. so it’s a no-brainer for me and I think chocolate is perhaps more universally appealing.
Post # 12
- Wedding: May 2014 - Scottish Rite Cathedral (New Castle, PA)
@Treejewel19: That’s exactly my reasoning! I’d suggest cutting into the lemon, don’t want to accidently smear chocolate on your dress!
Post # 13
Lemon with raspberry filling sounds amaaaaaazing!
Post # 14
- Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016
I would love to eat the lemon raspberry, because I don’t get to eat it as often and it’s super tasty (: I also think it would be prettier to cut into, because of the contrast between the filling and the cake.
Post # 15
I think lemon will be neater/prettier and I have a love affair with all things lemon. I want to eat your wedding cake!!!
Post # 16
Mmmm, lemon with raspberry!