Help with wedding cake flavors

posted 2 years ago in Food
Post # 2
Hostess
8680 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

We are having an 8 tier cake, each with a different filling/cake combination.

Milk Chocolate/Chocolate Filling

German Chocolate/Bevarian Filling

Dark Chocolate/Vanilla Filling

Carrot/Cream Cheese Filling

Red Velvet/Cream Cheese Filling

French Vanilla/French Vanilla Filling

Vanilla/Raspberry Filling

and the the top tier for us is chocolate/vanilla marble with french vanilla filling.

<br />We wanted to keep things pretty common, but give plenty of options as well.

Post # 3
mscrabMember
60 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: Atrium at the Curtis Center

I’m SO jealous! We didn’t get a cake tasting, and although we got to choose whatever we wanted for our top tier the rest of the cake had set flavors. Some of my favorite cake flavors are red velvet and carrot. Pina colada sounds awesome! 

Our top tier will be vanilla cake with lime syrup and passion fruit filling. The rest of the cake will be a tier of vanilla, a tier of marble and a tier of chocolate chip. 

Let us know how it goes!

Post # 4
Member
11002 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Almond, with vanilla buttercreme

Chocolate, with chocolate buttercreme and raspberry filling

Vanilla, with vanilla buttercreme and raspberry filling

Post # 5
Member
11002 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Correction — I am pretty sure that the chocolate cake layer had mocha buttercreme, not chocolate.

Post # 6
Member
2264 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

My favorites are sweet almond with raspberry filling and any kind of chocolate with hazelnut filling and chocolate ganache!

Lemon can also be a pretty popular flavor. Lemon cake with raspberry filling is always delish!

Another good one is white cake with stawberry filling and vanilla buttercream.

Post # 7
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85 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

We did Wedding white with raseberry preserves and vanilla bavarian cream

lemon with blueberry preserves and vanilla bavarian cream

wedding white with banana mousse and strawberry jam

and then the top was marble with a cookies and creme filling

The whole cake was frosted with buttercreme….Im not a big fan of fondant.  

Post # 8
Member
1176 posts
Bumble bee

scarcerayne:  vanilla cake with key lime filling and coconut butter cream. Killer.

Post # 9
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6032 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

10 flavors is way too many for a cake tasting.  Your taste buds will be overwhelmed by then and everything will start to taste the same, plus some flavors may influence other flavors.  No point in tasting so many.  I would focus on 5 flavors only. 1-2 chocolate, 1-2 fruit, and 1-2 savory (nuts, mochas, etc).  I would also recommend you not have 6 different flavors for the actual cake; it is too much choice for guests, and seems a bit indulgent. 3 flavors in the final cake ought to be enough of a variety to please almost everyone while not seeming crazy or over-the-top.

Post # 11
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6032 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

scarcerayne:  10 isn’t the right amount unless you are each tasting only 5. The human palette can only deal with so much sensory input in a short period of time. You are wasting your time by tasting 10 different flavors.

Post # 13
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38 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Ten flavors is fabulous and you will somehow weather the storm of flavor in your mouths. Even if it leaves you a shaken wreck of a human being, 10 flavors of cake is a great way to go.

 

My favorite cake flavors are:

spice cake

lemon

chocolate

yellow cake

carrot

almond

strawberry shortcake

My favorite frostings are:

chocolate ganache

whipped cream

cream cheese frosting

Post # 14
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6032 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

scarcerayne:  you asked for advice on your cake tasting and I gave it to you. I gave basic flavor categories and a recommendation that would help make your tasting more effective. You just don’t like the advice. If you want to actually a taste and be able to evaluate the flavors, then don’t shove 15 flavors of cake into your face, because after the first 5 or 6, everything tastes the same. That’s how the professionals do it at least.

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