Post # 1
If I were to have a 10 inch single layer cake (its’s tall, like 6 inches high and it feeds 25 people) plus a dozen large cupcakes, I’m not sure what to do with the flavors. Should I just:
A. Chocolate Cake and Vanilla cupcakes
B. A third flavor cake (pistachio is my favorite from this bakery) then have vanilla AND chocolate cupcakes
I’m thinking pistachio is too risky that people will not eat it or a few will have allergies. Should I just keep it simple with vanilla and chocolate or pick a third flavor for the cake? If I was to pick a third flavor, what do people in general like besides chocolate and vanilla?
Post # 2
Just because some people like only very basic flavors doesn’t mean you can’t also provide something a little more interesting. We had vanilla and chocolate, but also had a pumpkin flavor (it was fall) and a bourbon caramel for those who liked more complex flavors, which was a majority of the guests. Go for it and pick a delicious third flavor.
Post # 3
What would be a third flavor option for the cake that people will eat? I would hate to get stuck with the cake that people did not eat. By the way, SO and I are not picky and like any cake flavors.
Post # 4
socalgirl1689 : since the cake is feeding 25 people (vs a dozen cupcakes) I would make the cake a more universally loved flavor and get creative in the cupcakes.
Post # 5
- Wedding: May 2019 - Green Bay, WI
We’re doing a lemon curd cake because we like that flavor best. We’ll also be doing chocolate chip AND sugar cookies for the people that might not want cake or like lemon flavor.
For my bridal shower I had a mimosa cake (orange cake with champagne buttercream), lemon curd cupcakes, white chocolate raspberry cupcakes, and strawberry champagne cupcakes. Everyone was able to find one they loved and they were FAR from boring flavors.
I think you can get creative and add a little more flavor!! Definitely talk to your baker about what they can do for buttercream or filling/curd flavors.
OR you could stick with the basic flavors but then definitely try to get creative with decorations! I had our friend do our baking and she’s just getting started so I’ve been sort of a guinea pig but I think she’s done an amazing job. Here’s some of our stuff from my bridal shower:
Post # 6
- Wedding: September 2018 - City, State
The best wedding cake I ever ate was pistachio. Go for it!
Post # 7
- Wedding: June 2019 - City, State
Some people stick to the basics because it is safer especially due to allergies and what not. Others do basics and other flavors like a “bride’s favorite” or whatever like that. I think it is nice to offer a variety but if you were limited on budget then I would stick to safer flavors. Usually specialty flavors can cost more.
Or you can even have basic flavors but add stuff on the side so people can jazz it up like toppings.
Good luck. It all sounds delish!