(Closed) How many flavors is/was your wedding cake?

posted 7 years ago in Food
  • poll: How many flavors of cake are you serving/did you serve at your wedding?
    One flavor : (15 votes)
    26 %
    Two flavors : (24 votes)
    41 %
    Three flavors : (11 votes)
    19 %
    Four or more flavors : (6 votes)
    10 %
    We served something other than cake : (2 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar bee

    Our cake will be fairly small (three tiers, but only enough for 65 people) and we’re doing 2 flavors.

    Post # 4
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2011

    We are having a three tier cake with two flavors of cake and two flavors of fillings. The bottom tier is going to be Chocolate Cake with Cookies & Cream Mousse and the top two layers are going to be Lemon Cake with Marionberry Cream Cheese Mousse. Yummy!!! I can hardly wait. I am going to have a piece of each 🙂

    I just noticed you are in Seattle. Who are you getting your cake from? We are going with Mike’s Amazing Cakes out of Redmond.

    Post # 5
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    We had a 2 tier, 2 flavor cake (marionberry and carrot cake with a cream cheese buttercream frosting), BUT we also served pies and a tart.  We had 85 guests at our destintation wedding.  I will say pretty much all of the dessert went…we had a little bit of the biggest tier left so we were able to take a piece with us for the next day, but I don’t think there was anyone that didn’t get to have a piece of dessert that wanted one.  People raved about the marionberry tier (which was the smaller tier) and I didn’t get to try that one. 

    I think you should definitely do 2 flavors if that is what you want! 

    Post # 6
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    232 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    We did just one, three layers, and folks are still talking about how good it was more than 3 weeks later.  If you have another dessert, sometimes it’s good not to overwhelm/overdo with so many flavors in a cake.

    Post # 7
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Three tiers, one flavor.  We’re still getting compliments on how yummy it was (even from so-called “non-cake-eaters”)!  🙂

    Post # 8
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    Three tiers, two flavors.  The bottom tier was lemon chiffon cake with a layer of raspberry preserves and a layer of mascarpone; the top two tiers were chocolate cake layered with pistachio mousse.  We also had a bananas foster dessert station.

    Post # 9
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2011

    We just picked one flavor, it was our favorite BY FAR and we figured it wasn’t like every guest was going to get to try each flavor if we picked more.

    Post # 10
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I think having two flavors is good in case someone doesn’t like the single flavor chosen. I doubt people would take more than one piece–I’m sure people will be full from dinner, plus I hope that most people understand that wedding cake is generally made to be one slice per person.

    Yum cake! We haven’t picked our flavors yet but are most likely going to have 2 flavors for a 3 or 4 layer cake.

    Post # 11
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I have a 4 tier cake and each layer is different.  While there are only two flavors of cake, I have different fillings for each layer making four unique combinations.  I’m not worried about people taking two before everyone that wants one, gets one.  You just have to trust that your guests have some common courtesy!

    Post # 12
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    My wedding CUPcake flavors are:

    Vanilla Vanilla (vanilla cupcake and vanilla frosting)

    Milk Chocolate (vanilla cupcake and chocolate frosting)

    Elvis (banana cupcake with chocolate filling and peanut butter icing)

    Cosmo (Vodka soaked cherries baked in vanilla cupcake with key lime frosting)

    Apple Pie Al a mode (apple cupcake with carmel frosting)

    And strawberry short cake (prettttty self explanatory :-P)

     

    Oh yeah and our cake topper is red velvet!

    Yum!!

    Post # 13
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    Bumble bee

    @theeekinggeek i want to go to your wedding!!! LOL i want one of every cupcake hahaa

    Our chef was saying normally you should only pick two flavors for wedding cakes.. we haven’t tried his cakes out yet but i think we are going for chocolate for sure.. my FI wants red velvet.. i have never tried it but i hope its good..

    Post # 14
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    We are getting one smaller “show” cake and two sheet cakes, as everything in NYC is disgustingly expensive and we are cutting costs where we can.  We are doing two vanilla-vanilla and one chocolate-vanilla.  We tasted a lot of fancier flavors, but our bakery did these classics SO well, we knew it was time to KISS.

    Post # 15
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2016

    @theeekingeek – omg that all sounds so good! Especially the apple pie a la mode…yummy!!!

    Post # 16
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    Sugar bee

    We had 4 tiers with 3 flavors.  The bottom and top layer was white cake with caramel cream filling, the 2nd from bottom layer was white cake with  amaretto raspberry filling and the 2nd from the top was red velvet.  The whole cake was buttercream frosting.

    We couldnt decide on the layers other than I HAD to have the caramel cream filling and we added red velvet closer to our wedding once I found out how much DH liked red velvet 🙂

    We get to eat our top tier in just a few days, I cant wait to see how it tastes 🙂

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