(Closed) Do you actually like cake?

posted 9 years ago in Food
  • poll: How do you really feel about cake?

    I love cake.

    I like cake.

    Cake is okay.

    Cake stinks.

  • Post # 62
    10627 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    Are there desserts better than cake? Sure.

    I would rather have mediocre pie over mediocre cake, but if the pie and cake are both amazing I want the cake!

    An amazing cake is always better than an amazing brownie.

    My mom thought my cake choices for the wedding were odd.  I went for what I thought were crowd pleasures – lemon (always better than vanilla!) and chocolate, but with the cherry filling you would find in the black forest cake.

    The next morning my dad caught her just eating some of the cherry filling lol.  It was really good!

    Post # 63
    1769 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I love anything with large amounts of sugar in it (unfortunately!)

    Post # 64
    1541 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    No not really a big fan of cake – i guess it depends what kind. Too much sweets gives me a bad stomach ache and headache for hours tho so thats part of the reason.

    Its mostly the sugary icing they use. I hate that icing. Its nasty and it goes straight to my head. Some types of frosting is okay if theres only a little on there.

    I’ll eat brownies, cannolis and some types of small cookies in moderation but ill only have a little.

    I actually told my Fiance to try to NOT get any cake IN my mouth at the wedding. LOL!

    Post # 65
    201 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Cake is stupid. I 100% agree with your assertion that delicious, delicious cheesecake is NOT cake. The only reason we’re having a cake is that my uncle went to a wedding 12 years ago that did not have cake and has not stopped complaining about it since. It was worth several hundred dollars to just buy a stupid cake so I don’t have to hear him complain about our wedding for the next decade.

    Post # 66
    1215 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    @Eglantine:  I am so with you! I love everything sweet except cake. Unless it is a SUPER moist chocolate cake, and even then I’d probs rather just have the real thing. We are having a very small cake (carrot cake w/ cream cheese frosting – def a deviation from normal white wedding cakes), a tres leches cake for the groom’s cake (my Fiance insisted, so fine with me), and hiring an ice cream truck. If i were a guest at our wedding I would be all over the ice cream! We’ll probably buy a few boxes of cookies at Costco the week of the wedding, too, because I can’t resist serving sweets of every kind 🙂

    Post # 67
    5496 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2010

    I LOVE cake. Carrot cake, German Chocolate and just plain chocolate are my favorite. And I love icing!! Especially buttercream! Darn it, now I want cake!!

    Post # 68
    2457 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Don’t really dig cake. So we’re cutting a tinyish cheesecake, and then serving an ice cream bar for guests. 

    Post # 69
    2898 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I’m a savory person not a sweet person so cake really donesn’t float my boat. I much prefer a delicious cheese plate. But I understand that cake is a part of the wedding other people love so I will get something to keep all the sweet tooths happy 🙂

    Post # 70
    1748 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I hate cake. Literally, hate. Bring on the cookies.

    Post # 71
    341 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Cake is the simplest of desserts. It’s just white sugar and white flour. Oh sure you can add ganache and fillings and all the crazy stuff but in the end it’s still JUST CAKE. It tastes the same from your first bite until it’s done.

    I think desserts are decadent because of their complex flavors, different notes and the blending of textures. For instance, tiramisu, you should have so many different textures and flavors on the palatte! Plus it blends sweet with bitter so it keeps your tastebuds guessing.

    The only thing worse than white cake is bastardizing the art of tirmisu by mixing your cake batter with instant coffee and calling it “Tiramisu cake.”

    God help me.

    In America, I think cake is less of a dessert and more of a symbol. At a wedding, you have one big mass of dessert that gets sliced up and distributed among the people. It’s a communal thing–every guest eating one part of something that was once whole. If you don’t eat the cake along with the fellow guests, it’s almost a dishonor to the person or people for which the cake was presented!

    But I can’t fight it. There will always be cake. Why? because it’s so much easier to fill a big pan with batter, stick it in the oven, let it cool and dumb some frosting over it than it is to hand roll truffles or dip lady fingers lightly in espresso one by one.

    Oh sure, it’s an art. I get that. Especially since I’ve seen some really gorgeously decorated cakes. If that’s your bag, I’m not judging you but you look at it for like 30 seconds then it gets chopped up.

    All I’m saying is that if I’m paying upwards of $400 for dessert, I better have something that tastes really complex.

    Post # 72
    5008 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

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    @missjuli:  I don’t think it’s fair to say that cake is the simplest of desserts. I can whip up a chocolate mousse from scratch in half the time it takes me to bake and ice a cake (and I can get a basic cake from raw ingredients into the oven in the space of an ad break). 

    I have total disdain for box mix cakes, but cake can be a lot more than you give it credit for.

    Post # 73
    890 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I like it. Sometimes I crave it tho..but if it has buttercream frosting forget it. I only like cream cheese frosting or a whipped cream frosting. And also it has to be from a bakery or  store or something, I hate the boxed ones.

    Post # 74
    4946 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2018

    I. LOVE. CAKE. Just give me a nice, moist butter cake with chocolate or vanilla or buttercream frosting and I’m good to go!

    Post # 75
    690 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I love all desserts but I am not a cake fan, unless it’s an ice cream cake. And I agree, cheesecake is NOT cake. I wanted a cheesecake for our wedding but DH loves cake and vetoed my idea. Since I didn’t want cake we went simple on the flavors and splurged on the design. I actually didn’t even have a slice, just the little that got smashed in my face!

    I feel like that since you will have some sort of dessert it would be okay not to have cake. 

    Post # 76
    478 posts
    Helper bee

    I’m not a huge cake fan.  It stems from me not being a huge bread fan in general, and cake is just another type of (sweet) bread.  So I’m not a huge fan of bread, bagels, donuts, cake, muffins, biscuits, all those bread things.  But they are so dominant in my country and a lot of the world, it’s hard not to eat them.  They’re okay and all, but I don’t really *like* them.  Of the lot, though, cake is the best.  As long as it doesn’t have too much frosting.

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