(Closed) Gorgeous cake vs cake that tastes great?

posted 8 years ago in Food
  • poll: Would you rather have a cake that looks great or tastes great (if you could only have one)?
    Looks great but tastes "meh" : (11 votes)
    14 %
    Tastes amazing but looks "ok" : (67 votes)
    86 %
  • Post # 3
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    Honey bee

    Get a cake that tastes good as guests will remember that before they remember what it looked like. At the same time, there is no reason at all that you can’t have a pretty cake that tastes good. You just have to find the right baker instead of settling for the first one you meet. If you don’t care what the cake tastes like, then find a dessert you actually do care about instead that your guests will enjoy.

    Most of the cakes that are featured in wedding magazines and such fall into the category of pretty but not-tasty.

    Post # 4
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2010

    i voted tasted amazing because you obviously enjoy hearing the compliments about how great it tastes

    i would rather hear “you cake looked a bit plain but tasted amazing” over “your cake looked so good but i was so disappointed that it tasted meh”

     

     

    Post # 5
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2010 - The Mountain Terrace, Woodside, CA

    I voted for taste! It’s what I’d prefer for my guests, especially since most of them have probably never even seen “Cake Boss” or the like. I’m sure they were very happy to eat your yummy cake!

    Post # 6
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I’m all about flavor!  If the cake looks “okay” but tastes amazing, that’s all that matters to me!

    Post # 7
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    Taste always beats looks IMO. Both is always preferred 🙂 The worst thing is drooling over a beautiful cake & then having it taste like cardboard.

    Post # 8
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Id rather have better taste because youll remember it more. I went to a wedding not long ago and hardly remember what the cake looked like but I remember that it was very dry and not that tasty.

    Post # 9
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Go for the yummy cake. People will remember what it tastes like but won’t remember what it looks like.

    Post # 10
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 1996

    I am surprised at the overwhelming poll results, since I would think that most brides would opt for the cake that looks better in the immortal photos. I, however, sided with the majority in opting for the better tasting cake. Good-tasting cakes are amazing, no substitute for that!

    Post # 11
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @LittlestBirds, a good baker worth their salt will be able to make a pretty cake that tastes good too.

    Post # 12
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Guests always remember good/yummy food! 

    Post # 13
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

    I’m all about the taste! I honestly don’t think I’ve ever had a wedding cake that I thought tasted really good – I’m determined to change that at my wedding!

    Post # 14
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    taste! taste! taste! there will not be a drop of fondant within a mile of my wedding for this reason 🙂

    Post # 15
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2010

    personally, i think wedding cakes are weird and i don’t really get them. i think there’s too much emphasis put on them, it’s just a dessert, and it’s just too much now. usually they don’t even taste good even though they’re beautiful so i’m over wedding cakes, not even having one at our wedding, we’re going with another kind of dessert! so obviously, i voted with taste over look.

    Post # 16
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Can’t I have both?!?!

    haha

     

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