(Closed) Family Problem takes the cake

posted 5 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Wedding cake doesn’t HAVE to be white. Can you post a pic?

If it’s your fiance’s favorite cake, I’d try to find a way to make it work.

Post # 4
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5480 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Could she do two smaller cakes?  His favorite- the brown nutella cake, and maybe your favorite?

Post # 5
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737 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I had two cakes (I wanted two flavors and the bakery doesn’t usually do wedding cakes so they were more confident in two smaller cakes).  One was a (DELICIOUS) chocolate ganache cake.  Absolutely NOBODY thought it was “not wedding-y” but everybody LOVED that we actually had tasty wedding cake!

Post # 6
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933 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@R_Blass:  She could make a smallish cake and you could still have a white wedding cake from somewhere else.  It makes a bit of sense to have another dessert option besides nutella cake because some people have nut allergies. I would just modify my expectations though.  Especially because I’ve never had a tasty white wedding cake (fondant is gross) and nutella is one of my favorite things.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@R_Blass:  We had buttercream frosting instead of fondant and it was delicious.  We also had 16 dozen cupcakes in about 8 different flavors so everyone would be able to find something they liked.

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Are groom’s cakes a thing where you’re from? They’re big in the South, and could be a great solution… one white pretty cake for photos/cutting, and delicious nutella cake to keep FI and grandma happy!

Post # 10
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

I second the vote for making it a groom’s cake and getting a second white cake like you want.  That should be a compromise everyone will agree to.

Post # 11
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484 posts
Helper bee

How about you dress the brown cake up with big white ribbons and bows? You can really make it a work of art, noone will even look at the brown! Plus, not only will the cake look pretty, it will also taste great which is even more important.

Post # 13
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Helper bee

@R_Blass:  Ohhh, that’s so pretty!! I have some serious cake envy right now Wink

If the cake means so much to your oma and you know it’s going to be delicious I’d just try to look past the brown and see it as a blank canvas for decorating.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I may be missing something here, but cant she make the cake as she normally would and then just use a white buttercream on the outside?

I think the nutella and plain buttercream will be good flavors together. Then its a chocolate cake inside, white outside. 

Post # 16
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737 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@R_Blass:  I don’t like most “traditional” wedding cake – the big white ones covered in fondant. They tend to be kind of dry and not especially delicious.  It’s cake, and it’s not GROSS… but they aren’t anything to write home about.

If you love the taste of the nutella cake, then I’d serve that, and dress it up with something that matches your wedding colors. (The flowers on my cake were edible.  My aunt said the orchid was delicious. lol)

Here are some pictures of chocolate wedding cakes (not fondant) from google images.  I think they’re lovely – and certainly look like wedding cakes! 

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