(Closed) Cake Tasting

posted 8 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

We had five cake tastings, mostly because I love cake!  We had three at higher end grocery store chains and two at bakeries.  The two at bakeries were very nice.  They brought us coffee and tea and we sat around and explained what we were looking for and what flavors we had in mind.  They showed up books of what they do, and we looked through them even though we brought pics of what we were looking for.  Then we tasted.  We talked about the flavors we liked and they wrote down some logistical info like delivery times, etc. and then we told them we would think about it and get back to them.  The consults at grocery stores were mostly the same, but with no coffee/tea and just less nice in general.  They were all fun and they all let us take leftovers home with us, which was nice because then we were able to give some to Future Mother-In-Law, sister, etc.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

we are going this saturday as well!! sooo excited, i’ve sampled places at bridal shows… but this will be for OUR cake and Fiance will be there 🙂

we are going to get a small 2 maybe 3 tiered cake and get TONS of sheet cakes to suffice our 200 guests.

any suggestions? i think i’m just goin traditional, with the square tiered with yellow ribboning and flowers here and there

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We had three. All in one day- I don’t recommend doing THAT because it was a whole lot of cake! At ours, we basically talked about what we wanted for our cake (bring pictures!) and tasted the cake. One we were left alone and the other two we ate it in front of them. I took lots of notes at the suggestion of laboroflove and it was SO worth it, even though we pretty much made our decision that day.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I had a really nice time.  Our cake baker gave use 5 little cakes covered in fondant to taste.  Each one had a little flag on it to say which flavors it was.  She left us alone while we were tasting which was very nice. 

Have fun!!!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I loved the cake tasting!   I feel uber confident tha tI chose the right flavor, because I find myself craving my wedding cake.  😉   Raspberry Chambord for us!  It was so fun—I went to 4 different bakeries in one weekend. 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We did ours in Feb.

The girl who is making our cake, had a bunch of mini cupcakes for us to taste with the cake flavors and the buttercream flavors.

It was SO good. After trying a bunch we just decided if we wanted vanilla or chocolate or both… and then what creams we wanted.

We ended up doing…

Bottom – Vanilla cake with 2 layers of lemon cream and 1 layer of raspberry.

Middle – Chcolate cake with 3 layers of raspberry

Top – Vanilla cake with 2 layers of raspberry and 1 layer of lemon

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We did our in Feb too, basically she had samples of ll the possible flavors and we looked at pictures for ideas of exactly what we wanted… ourbaker came highly recommended and for goodreason her cakes are fantastic….. we had at least 8 different flavors. it was very had deciding on one flavor so WE DIDN’T… our cake willbe Five flavors… 

Tier 1: Yellow and Lemon

Tier 2: Red Velvet

Tier 3: Key Lime

Tier 4: Chocolate

OH I can’t WaitJuly isn’t Coming Fast enough… ok i lied i need all the time i can get to get all the other stuff together   

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We’re going a week from Monday!! I’m sooo excited!

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

That’s the joy @PrncssDva u eat the one u like!!!!

we will be cutting the red velvet for our pictures just because of cake stability but it will all be served and we decided which tiers would be what based on popularity… it was a way to give everyone what they wanted… why spend hundreds of dollars on cake that is a flavor that people aren’t really going to eat… or buy a bunchof different flavor sheets and he the main cake just sits…  

Also with this in mind there will be no fondant on our cake!!!!!!

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