Post # 1
Fiance and I have completely different tastes…I’m of the opinion that if you could have something special and not ordinary, that would be my first choice. Fiance on the other hand is of simple tastes, and would eat food plain and ordinary.
Of course when I go to ask him what cake flavors he’d like to try (we get 4 combo’s to try) he says vanilla, chocolate, and red velvet. Don’t get me wrong, they are classics, but if you have a bunch of really delicious and gourmet choices, why go with a cake that everybody else has??
Maybe I’m in the wrong here, and people would really just like the chocolate, vanilla, and red velvet best.
Was anyone else in this situation?? I would love for you all to pick your fav 3-4 cake/filling comboes in the poll! Thanks 🙂
Post # 2
Even though the rose water, lavender, rosemary flavors are gormet and prob taste decent I would prob not eat them. im more of a chocolate, vanilla and red velvet person anyway so I’m not much help I guess… I think those funky flavors are a little much… In My Humble Opinion
eta, I also HATE eating coconut and I know a lot of people that dont enjoy that weird consistency..
Post # 3
Thanks for your opinion! We intend getting three flavors for the cake itself, each layer a different flavor, so I guess I was kind of envisioning having the biggest tier a popular flavor like chocolate and maybe doing the smallest something unusual. But I appreciate the honesty!
Post # 4
I feel the same as you, I voted for the coconut/passion fruit! If you can have something out of the ordinary, why not!? Literally no one will remember a vanilla cake lol.
Post # 5
Honestly coconut/passionfruit was the first flavor I wanted to try, those are some of my favorite flavors lol
I just have a feeling I’ll have a lot of picky people go EW, but I wouldnt mind having some coconut and passionfruit wedding cake left over 😉
Post # 6
I voted coconut and passionfruit too. Its good you can have three choices though. I’d say have it for the top layer then and hope for lots of spare slices 🙂
Post # 7
The coconut and passionfruit cake sounds amazing, and I would have classed that as a safe, classic flavour – I’m surprised so few people have voted for it so far. I wouldn’t try any of the cakes with lavendar or basil, and I would tentatively try the cakes with rosewater filling but I’m not convinced I would like them.
If I could alter your flavours slightly, my first choice would definitely be lemon drop cake with raspberry filling – not rosewater raspberry, just raspberry. That sounds lovely.
Post # 9
UK-bee: JulietFoxtrot: kb7:
Thanks for your opinions! From the looks of the poll, I could probably go safely with at least the chocolate, and another unusual flavor (looking more and more like coconut 🙂 ) and be sure to please most people.
Post # 10
I agree with Cheekie0077
, flavors like rosewater, basil, and lavender are risky for a wedding cake. They may be the new thing, but for most people its love or hate. Coconut is also a flavor that not everyone loves, but it’s safer. I am a pastry chef and one of my most popular flavors is coconut lime. I would do one “safe” flavor like vanilla or almond (but people have nut allergies) and then just pick what else you want. Honestly, looking at all the combinations you have here, almost evey one has a flavor that people may not like. For example, lemon cake with raspberry frosting is simply one of the best cakes I have ver had in my life. Add rosewater to the frosting, and I don’t want to touch it. The chocoalte has expresso frosting, and a lot of people don’t like coffee.
My honest suggestion is to maybe switch up at least one of the combinations or ask them to remove the rosewater from the raspberry frosting, and that will get you more crowd friendly but still creative flavors.
If you want to coconut and passionfruit, go for it on a smaller tier, it’s your wedding 🙂 Just make sure there is another flavor that other people will like too!
Post # 11
- Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA
As someone who HATES coffee, I’d steer clear of the espresso since it’s such a strong flavor (and can make or break a cake for somoene in my shoes) all of the others sound yummy, but I’m partial to passionfruit and the strawberry basil options!
I think my ideal would be vanilla cake with passion fruit filling. As a baker I can tell you coconut cake is REALLY hard to get exactly right since it can be almost as polarizing of a flavor as coffee. But if it’s done right, it’s AMAZING!
Post # 12
I went with strawberry basil, sounds interesting!
Post # 13
I agree with your FI and Cheekie. I really dislike over the top cake flavoring and filling. I must be in the minority but I love vanilla pound cake or chocolate cake with whipped icing. Occasionally I like peanut butter or strawberry flavor but for the most part I like the plain old flavoring choices.
I also really really hate coconut and always steer clear of it.
Post # 14
Maybe you could have 2 “normal” flavors and 2 unique flavors?? I’m a fairly adventurous eater, but rosewater can be extremely overpowering and if people aren’t used to savory (rosemary, basil) in their sweets, they could get really turned off.
Post # 15
I would like to try something different. My favs are the expresso filling chocolate cake and the lemon drop but I never turn down red velvet! I’m with the other bees do 2 regular flavors and 2 goumet flavors. We will be having snickerdoodle, chocolate oreo, red velvet, and vanilla. Clearly we are kids at heart by our flavors!