Post # 1
Seriously? I asked FH if he was ok with just having a vanilla and chocolate cake and he looked at me for a few seconds and asked, “you mean with the red velvet, right?” I told him no and he seemed soooo confused! He then asked me what the point of having a wedding cake was if there wasn’t red velvet. Umm…what? He then called his mom, put her on speaker phone and she basically said the same thing, “whats the point of having a cake if theres not red velvet!” I don’t care either way but am I missing something? FH is a good ole Southern Boy and I’ve heard that its a “Southern thing” but some insight would be nice =)
Post # 3
My understanding is that it is a huge Southern thing, so that probably has a lot to do with it. From the one or two articles I’ve read on it (I’m a big fan of red velvet), it has it’s origins in the South. Also, I think a lot of guys enjoy red velvet because it’s not too chocolatey sweet.
Post # 4
Hmmm, Im not sure what the deal is, but I know its really really yummy lol
Post # 5
Red Velvet Cake is a more southern thing. But’s it’s delish becuase it has Cream Cheese frosting in addition to delicious red layers.
Post # 6
Haha, R did the same thing! My second cake trial was also his birthday cake and he goes, “you have to make it red velvet.” I made it with a cream cheese filling, which was actually good!
Post # 7
I don’t know about it being a tradition (never heard that myself) but I LOVE red velvet!!
Post # 8
- Wedding: May 2010 - Carlouel Yacht Club
Mmmm red velvet! Yes, it is most definitely a southern thing…and people are very passionate about it! For me, the most appealing feature is the cream cheese filling/frosting…you MUST have that with it! The cake itself is made with cocoa powder, but it isn’t what you would consider a “chocolate” cake at all. The tangy flavor of the cream cheese filling is my favorite part. I love love love red velvet.
However, please please please please if you pick red velvet cake, DON’T put a filling other than cream cheese in it! We just went to a wedding where the bride and groom had red velvet cake that was filled with raspberry. It was…weird. And I totally missed the cream cheese flavor. Sad panda.
Post # 9
Red velvet is definitely a southern thing, but im a Cali girl and love it! Its usually made with cream cheese frosting and filling but a vanilla buttercream tastes delicious with it too. Its technically a chocolate cake made just a little different and with cocoa powder, and either made with red food coloring to give it the red color, or beets.
You could always do a grooms cake which is a southern thing as well and have it be red velvet.
Post # 10
@naangel55 – We actually decided to make the grooms cake, red velvet, its funny you should say that 🙂 I’ve had it before and I liked it (but I like all cake) I just didn’t understand the intensity of needing it! I am more curious about where the tradition came from and why the pressing need to have a red velvet cake at a wedding?
Post # 11
I’ve never heard anyone making a big deal about it but I am from the east coast. But why not have red velvet?? It is delicious!
Post # 12
- Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas
It’s DEFINITELY a Southern thing! We love our red velvet cake around here. MMMMM.
Post # 13
red velvet cake is only the BEST CAKE EVER> and yes im a southerner… its a chocolate cake really, but not….
its a must at weddings 🙂
Post # 14
I LOVE red velvet!!! And is one of the flavors in my cake!
I didn’t know that it was a southern thing but my mom’s family is from the south.
Post # 15
I was never a huge red velvet fan..but for our cake tasting we tried it…it had the cream cheese feeling in it..we were sold in a matter of 2 seconds..it was soo good!
Post # 16
I don’t get it. It is like chocolate cake minus the flavor. I mean, if the point of it is a vessel for cream cheese frosting, then why not choose a different, flavorful cake and use cream cheese frosting (carrot, raspberry, lemon)?