Post # 1
(I LOVE CAKE…is there no cake thread??)
so i have arranged consultations with 2 Wedding cake specialists in my area to go through ideas and most importantly EAT CAKE!
We know we want 1 chocolate layer (undecided which type of chocolate) and 1 lemon layer but im stuck on the 3rd and 4th options.
Here are the options and i just cant decide which to choose to taste. what would you pick?
- Traditional All Butter
- Madagascan Vanilla
- Belgian Chocolate
- Belgian Chocolate Fudge
- Red Velvet
- Carrot & Pecan
- Cherry & Vanilla
- Espresso Coffee & Walnut
- Rich Celebration Fruit Cake laced with Brandy (not available for cupcakes.)
Dreamy Vanilla Sponge with vanilla buttercream and raspberry jam filling
Heavenly Chocolate sponge layered with chocolate buttercream
Indulgent Chocolate Orange Cake with chocolate orange buttercream
Sumptuous Devil’s Food Cake with dark chocolate ganache
Not-so-saintly White Chocolate Cake with white chocolate ganache and raspberry jam filling
Decadent Marble Cake layered with vanilla buttercream
Tangy Lemon Drizzle Cake with buttercream and lemon curd filling
Juicy Carrot Cake with cream cheese filling
Moorish Red Velvet Cake with sweet cream cheese filling
Sticky Toffee Cake with toffee buttercream
Exceedingly good…Cherry Bakewell Cake with morello cherry jam filling
Hunky Hazel Nut Chocolate Cake with chocolate hazelnut buttercream
Cheeky Raspberry Chocolate Cake with raspberry jam and raspberry buttercream filling
Rich Fruit Cake
Nut cakes are out of the question due to nut allergy
Post # 3
Yummm! I love carrot cake with cream cheese icing so that would be my choice every time!
Post # 4
Well I think you should have one “plain” layer for fussy eaters! I also like the idea of carrot cake like the PP, and ginger and toffee. I think one kind of chocolate is enough. If it were me I’d just choose a standard chocolate cake, nothing too “risque” if you get me (again for fussy eaters) maybe chocolate fudge? If I was there I’d have lemon 🙂 I’m also a HUGE HUGE fan of coffee cake but I hate walnuts so always make it without.
ETA: loads of those cakes contain nuts, but I don’t even know why!
Post # 5
For the first place I like the sound of the carrot (see if they can do nut free), the cherry vanilla, and the ginger. For the second place the chocolate orange, cherry bakewell, carrot, and chocolate raspberry all sound really good.
Post # 6
They all sound fantantastic but I am partial to red velvet its my fav cake and also my wedding cake flavor.
Post # 7
@MrsSmith13: i have never tried red velvet cake…whats it like?
Post # 8
Id do one vanilla and either carrot or red velvet.. then its all well rounded! something for everyone =D
Post # 9
The espresso sounds good and I’m always a fan of lemon. I can’t be of too much help though since I’m allergic to most of the choices they give you (I’m allergic to chocolate so that rules out more than 50% of the choices as red velvet also has chocolate (cocoa-which is what I’m allergic to) in it).
Post # 10
@thegreeneyedkri: oh no poor you. im lactose intollerant but im making an exception for the wedding cake I just wont have a lot, my fiance is allergic to nuts and my mum is gluten free so our wedding breakfast meu was dificult to choose!
I have finalised one of the bookings and we are trying:
Belgium Chocolate Sponge with Chocolate Orange Buttercream
Belgium Chocolate Sponge with Belgium Chocolate Butercream
Red Velvet Cake
The second place is yet to get back to me but after asking my bridesmaids for their opinion too we are choosing to try
Marble cake possibly for the bottom layer
Lemon cake with Lemon curd filling
White chocolate cake for the top tier
Post # 11
@ChocolateLime: Yeah, food allergies are a giant pain! It sounds like you picked some yummy ones to try though! Have fun
Post # 12
@ChocolateLime: its similar to a chocolate cake but the taste is different its light and just delicious really sorry I am not more helpful but the best advice is to try it its one of those cakes that just have to be tried. Let me know what you think after you try it.