Post # 1
so our baker is totally awesome and personable. she gave us a dozen cake flavors to try and 3 different textures. the (delicious) problem? between the regular and grooms cake, we’ve ended up with a different flavor for each tier, 6 in total!
- german chocolate (FIL’s request)
- chocolate with chocolate whipped cream (FH’s request)
- 6″: lemon
- 8″: chocolate spice (most delicious-ist!)
- 10″: strawberry creme (mom’s fav, dad & i thought it was just okay)
- 12″: white with dulce de leche mousse
so i can’t change the groom’s cake flavors, but i’m wondering if i should consolidate some of the flavors? chocolate spice was AMAZING and i really don’t want to lose it, even though that means 3 chocolates. should we double up on one of the other flavors and cut one? or switch certain sizes?
Post # 3
i’ll cut you a slice if you answeeeeeeeeerrrrrr… ;D
Post # 4
I would cut the lemon flavor and double up on the one that is your favorite.
Post # 5
Think it will be fine. We had 5 flavors, chocolate, vanilla, lemon-raspberry, pineapple-caramel, and chocolate-coconut. Absolutely no one complained. I might switch the strawberry cream to the 8″ cake and the chocolate spice to the bigger size…..but that’s just me.
PS-A piece of the chocolate spice pleeease. 🙂
Post # 6
I would double up something and simplify. The more options, the longer it will take to serve as they have to repeat the list of flavors to every other guest and guests might not get their preferred flavor. Better to have more of fewer varieties 🙂
Post # 7
Depending on how it’s served, I would definitely try to cut some stuff out. Many places will just pass out cake, leaving it at each place setting… once a tray is filled with enough plates it’s out the door. meaning the first tables to get served will have the top tier that’s being cut.
And I’m jealous of your dulce de leche mousse! I was going to make my own wedding cake with banana with that mousse, but decided to just order whatever instead.
Post # 8
@StarryNight2011: you’ve got it! it’s seriously delicious… i want some right now!
@thewheelsonthebus: yesss! i’m Argentine, so we had to have it as a delicious little throwback even though it wasn’t in our baker’s repertoire ;] as far as serving, it’s FMIL’s catering company so we can have it done however we want. i figured i’d make a large graphic sign (our venue is an art studio) with the cake flavors so that guests will have an idea beforehand and then have the slices out on the cake table so that they can pick from what’s there… or something lol.
i’m considering cutting the lemon or making the strawberry creme a white w/strawberry creme so that the whites balance the chocos a bit more. iono!
Post # 9
I would only serve 1-2 flavors. You are bound to serve people’s least favorite flavors if you have lots of different ones – go with fewer more crowd-pleasing flavors, and you’ll be set. It isn’t as though you’ll be eating 5 slices of cake to enjoy them all, anyway.
Post # 10
I would cut one of the chocolate tiers , maybe the FILs one? maybe you could have a very small one just for him, in the kitchen to just be served to him ?
your mums favorite could be the 6 inch one…..sounds like if its just OK, it wouldnt be so popular with the other guests.
the largest tiers i would go with something pretty normal, what you think most people would eat.
what you dont want is 5 part tiers left over because no-one liked the choices you made.
I am only having 3 tiers….
top tier is Coconut with buttercream filling…FIs favorite
middle tier is orange with chocolate filling…..My favorite
Bottom tier is red velvet with cream cheese filling…….something all the guests i think will like.
there will also be a plain vanilla sponge cake with buttercream filling, in the kitchen for if anyone doesnt like any of those choices, but it wont be part of my wedding cake as such.
Post # 11
1st off – YUM! I’d nix the lemon since there was no comment following the flavor (replace it with choc or white) and then switch the strawberry creme tier with the chocolate spice. That way your biggest tiers are choc or white cake, and most guests would be happy with either of those two…
Post # 12
I really think you should consider simplifying … my FSIL had that many flavors and most people didn’t even know or notice (I realize you plan an solving this with sinage)
I think you should choose one flavor only for the grooms cake, and drop the wedding cake to your two favorites! 3 flavors is pleanty of choice for people.
Post # 13
I’d keep the lemon and I’d keep the strawberry cream-since your parents love it. Of course I’d keep all the flavors-but I think I’m in the minority. The multiple different flavors worked for us, everyone went up and selected the flavor they wanted. I had a list of the flavors displayed on the table so folks could figure out which was which.
Post # 14
MMMM. I love cake. They sound good to me. I would make sure you tell the caterer that you have different flavors. I forgot to and so my guests didn’t realize I had two flavors.
As for the flavors, I with make the strawberry creme the 8 inch and the chocolate spice be the 10 inch.
Post # 15
I would try to have one that isn’t chocolate. I can’t have it so I know I’d be very dissapointed if every option was chocolate.