Post # 1
I need help re: my wedding cake. I have ~180-200 guests. So here’s my plan.
For my reception I am planning to have a round 2-tier cake (that serves 50) of blood orange, with a chevron design that I love. The only thing is that because I wanted the chevron design, the baker has to use fondant. I don’t really like fondant but I really wanted the chevron design. And guest’s have the option of removing the fondant design to reveal a buttercream frosting if they happen to receive a slice w/fondant.
I’m also planning to order and have in the kitchen a buttercream full sheet cake as well as a quarter sheet cake (serves 125) thinking 1/2 Blood orange and 3/4 Red Velvet.)
So I really love the blood orange cake, and I’m now thinking that I’d like to serve my guests all blood orange because it’s such a delicious cake. I feel that everyone always have red velvet and blood orange is more interesting of a cake. The only difference in flavor is that the blood orange is more of a citrus cake and red velvet is more chocolately. What do you all think?
Post # 3
I’d go all blood orange, because it’s so unique. If guests don’t like it, they won’t eat their entire piece. 🙂
Post # 4
@oracle: I’m thinking I will most likely go all blood orange. It seems like every has had or provides red velvet at their weddings…
Post # 5
- Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor
I think variety is always a good idea when it comes to accomodating guests, so I voted for both – why not? You could request 75% blood orange / 25% red velvet for the picky eaters. Sounds delish!!!!
Post # 6
I think they are both kind of “out there” enough flavors (not that they are odd, just people either love it or hate it) that you can stick with all blood orange.
Now, if the choices were half orange, half chocolate or white, then I’d be more in favor of splitting. But to me, since red velvet is kind of a “love it or hate it” flavor as well, you’re just as well doing all orange and it’s what you want.
No one will die if they don’t like the cake flavor!
Post # 7
@NAvery: LOL. So true! So I think I will do all blood orange. =)
Post # 8
I agree that noone will die if they don’t get a cake flavor they like, but for me it was important for my guests to LOOOOVE the cake. I really dislike blood orange, and the cake is always one of my favorite things at the reception! I would get over it if you had a blood orange cake and I didn’t get a piece that I liked, but I won’t lie– I would be dissapointed! I vote doing at least some red velvet. If it doesn’t cost more, it would be worth it to me to keep those guests happy that would dislike the blood orange.
Post # 9
I would just do blood orange, sounds much more unique! In my opinion, I am not sure what the big deal is with red velvet cake…taste wise I find it pretty boring. I only like to make it in cupcake or cheesecake form around Valentines Day.
Any other flavor options you have to work with?
If it’s good people will eat it!
Post # 10
I’d go with all blood orange. Do something different! Sure, it’s not as crowd-pleasing as red velvet, but I think the cake is one aspect of the menu where it’s okay to be adventurous. Nobody will die/starve if they skip the cake.
Post # 11
I decided on blood orange cake. It’s our cake, and we’re providing a menu to our guests that is of our favorite foods. I think red velvet is overdone anyway. 95% of weddings that I’ve been to have always had red velvet. So Blood Orange cake it is!
Post # 12
P.S. My fiance and I LOVE LOVE LOVE blood orange so much that we wanted our wedding guests to have it. so that’s how we made our decision. No one that I know whose ever eaten it from the bakery that I’m ordering it from has ever disliked it. They make the best blood orange cake out there! We are ordering our cake from Babycakes in Hillcrest, San Diego.