Post # 1
Hello Lovely Bee’s!
I’m going cake tasting tomorrow with my mom. Fiance can’t make it and trusts my opinion plus he doesn’t care for desserts so it’s more my thing.
We are both excited for tomorrow. I’m planning on doing a relatively plain cake and then adding a fresh cascade of flowers, like the one below.
Any Brides out there who have done a cake tasting/ and have any advice??
I’m bringing pictures of what I want, printed the menu of flavors in advance, and plan on confirming my appointment time later this afternoon. Need anything else?
Also for those of you have already picked flavors, please weigh in on how many flavors you picked or if its better to do only one flavor?
Post # 3
@maybride53114: Just have a great time! 🙂
Post # 4
Have fun! I just went to a tasting where they recommended picking two flavors, but no more. That way people at least have an option, but weren’t overwhelmed 🙂
Post # 5
We had ours last week. Bringing the pictures along is a good idea. We opted for sugar flowers instead of fresh, not sure what chemicals might leech onto our cake. We picked a different flavor for each tier. Plus have fun!
Post # 6
Don’t feel obligated to finish every sample you are given. I did and started feeling sick from
insane amounts of sugar
Post # 7
@maybride53114: Both places we went for our cake tastings gave us samples we could bring home. We got to talk about what we liked and didn’t like at home instead of infront of the bakers. It was nice because the first cake place we went to it just didn’t do anything for us. We got cupcakes at the first place and cut them up into tiny pieces to share among the 5 of us (fiance, his parents, his brother and I) and than the second place which we ended up going with gave us cupcakes and pieces of cake cake which cut up between the 5 of us again and it was much better. We had fun at home but got all the questions outta the way at the bakery. Make sure to ask about delivery, show them pics of what you want, make sure to ask about rental of cakestands if you want one, ask about fake tiers and sheet cakes (sometimes it makes it cheaper if you are trying to stick to a certain budget) but make sure all and all you enjoy it! We had fun!
Post # 8
We picked three flavors for four tiers – they were too good! I think it will be fine. I really don’t worry about guests being confused by 3 flavor choices. We are going to set them out on a table with signs. If we were doing table service of the cake, I do think keeping it to two flavors would be best. Don’t try to finish each sample. If you have enough, save a bite of your favorite flavor combos to compare at the end. Also, ask for your baker’s combo recommendations, but don’t be bound by them, I liked some combos the baker did not suggest. Eat light beforehand, and be prepared to only want salad after, it A LOT of sugar! And mostly, enjoy!
Post # 9
@maybride53114: If you want vanillia don’t taste everything else lol
my friend had me to 3 cake tastings and choice was vanillia at the end of the day lol i was annoyed lol
try different things like mango and rasberry with cream cheese icing and a swril of white chocolate (that was the best thing i ever tasted ever)
don’t worry about pleasing everyone there likely will be other sweets so if someoen does not care for rasberrys or something you don’t need ot worry unless they are the groom lol
but ya just try random things u have not b4 and go with something different unless teh classic fav like a redvevelt is out of this world to amazing not ot pick b.c. its fun to be different and have ppl be shocked with new flavors they have never had
maybe also do different flavors on different teirs if you cant pick
good luck and enjoy the cake
Post # 10
The cake tasting went great! We went with simple flavors and actually loved just one flavor for the whole cake! I was shocked but we went with yellow cake, vanilla buttercream, and a raspberry puree. It’s basic but that’s what I loved about it and it tasted awesome 🙂
We brought home an extra cupcake for everyone to try and they liked it too 🙂