(Closed) BLACK/DARK WEDDING CAKE QUESTION…..

posted 6 years ago in Food
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Dark cakes tend to be really expensive and tend to be made using fondant. I want a cake that looks good and taste good too without the heavy price tag this is the reason why many brides stay away from it. 

Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

I personally don’t think dark food looks as appetising as something light (can’t think of many dark foods except blackberries!). The bottom pic looks the nicest to me but I’d be more keen to eat it if it was white,plus it would stand out from the room more! 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

However if you’re doing a v dark theme or having a navy or black dress then maybe it would look more put together to have a dark cake? What’s the rest of your wedding like? 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

All of those look great! I like the last one the most. Just make sure it’s fondant and not frosting because it will stain your teeth!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2008

I second the stain your teeth thing! 

I like the last one. Really pretty. I love dark colors though… Black is my favorite color

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee

Fondant can stain your teeth too. 

Those cakes are very pretty but just not appetizing to me. 

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I don’t think they look very tasty, but that is just my personal preferance. Black fondant should be fine and shouldn’t stain teeth, but buttercream is awful for staining when it’s black.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee

I think they look beautiful! but I’m always afraid of black and grey icing tasting bad, maybe too many black licorice experiences haha, but it’s really just not apetizing

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee

I bake a fair bit and Wilton have a new gel formula that you don’t need much of. A little goes a long way so it doesn’t really affect the consistency or flavour of the fondant and is super easy to work with. Plus unlike most other black colourings/gels, the new formula makes even the biggest portion of fondant black almost right away (normally you’d need to use heaps and even then it would look slightly grey).

I’m not sure what advice you were after because you didn’t include a question, but does this help at all?

Post # 11
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Helper bee

They are very pretty cakes but I would rather have a cake I would want to eat. I’m not a fan of fondant cakes, period, and when you make black buttercream, you do have to use too much food coloring. I bake a lot as well and find that even dying chocolate icing black using Wilton or AmeriGel food gel colorings isn’t ideal. I find that the consistency is a little wonky and the flavor off. I would probably get a piece and poke at it but if the flavor was effected, I wouldn’t eat it. If you are a fan of the darker look, I would recommend a white cake with some black or dark scrollwork or decorating to make it fit with your wedding.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

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SJONES2014:  I discussed a red frosting with our bakery and he said that I totally could go with a red buttercream as long as I didn’t mind having my teeth dyed red for at least 45 minutes after eating the cake! Plus the concern of getting it on my dress. As others have mentioned you could always go the fondant route so it can peel away.

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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SJONES2014:  Our cake had a black layer. It didn’t cost any extra and it wasn’t fondant. Our baker dyed the buttercream black and it was perfect!

 ETA: I didn’t notice anyone’s teeth being stained and no one brought it to my attention.

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Post # 15
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Helper bee

How about a white cake with dark purple accents?

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