Post # 1
I’m probably going to sound like a brat, but our wedding cake looked ok but nothing like the pictures you see in magazines or on the blogs.
It wasn’t ugly or anything, but maybe I was fantasizing how pretty it was going to look and I was watching too many wedding cake shows.
The thing is, the cake tasted phenomenal and I got so many compliments on how many of the guests with sweet tooths LOVED it. Our bakery also did a dessert table with petit fours and those looked great and also tasted great so I’m not griping about it.
So my random question is, which would you want for your wedding…tastes great or looks great? Of course you ideally want both but if you only had to choose one!
Part of me is sorta kinda maybe a little disappointed but I have to constantly remind myself how wonderful the cake tasted, which is what guests might ultimately care about. No one wants to eat yucky cake!
Post # 3
Get a cake that tastes good as guests will remember that before they remember what it looked like. At the same time, there is no reason at all that you can’t have a pretty cake that tastes good. You just have to find the right baker instead of settling for the first one you meet. If you don’t care what the cake tastes like, then find a dessert you actually do care about instead that your guests will enjoy.
Most of the cakes that are featured in wedding magazines and such fall into the category of pretty but not-tasty.
Post # 4
i voted tasted amazing because you obviously enjoy hearing the compliments about how great it tastes
i would rather hear “you cake looked a bit plain but tasted amazing” over “your cake looked so good but i was so disappointed that it tasted meh”
Post # 5
- Wedding: June 2010 - The Mountain Terrace, Woodside, CA
I voted for taste! It’s what I’d prefer for my guests, especially since most of them have probably never even seen “Cake Boss” or the like. I’m sure they were very happy to eat your yummy cake!
Post # 6
I’m all about flavor! If the cake looks “okay” but tastes amazing, that’s all that matters to me!
Post # 7
Taste always beats looks IMO. Both is always preferred 🙂 The worst thing is drooling over a beautiful cake & then having it taste like cardboard.
Post # 8
Id rather have better taste because youll remember it more. I went to a wedding not long ago and hardly remember what the cake looked like but I remember that it was very dry and not that tasty.
Post # 9
Go for the yummy cake. People will remember what it tastes like but won’t remember what it looks like.
Post # 10
I am surprised at the overwhelming poll results, since I would think that most brides would opt for the cake that looks better in the immortal photos. I, however, sided with the majority in opting for the better tasting cake. Good-tasting cakes are amazing, no substitute for that!
Post # 11
@LittlestBirds, a good baker worth their salt will be able to make a pretty cake that tastes good too.
Post # 12
Guests always remember good/yummy food!
Post # 13
- Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas
I’m all about the taste! I honestly don’t think I’ve ever had a wedding cake that I thought tasted really good – I’m determined to change that at my wedding!
Post # 14
taste! taste! taste! there will not be a drop of fondant within a mile of my wedding for this reason 🙂
Post # 15
personally, i think wedding cakes are weird and i don’t really get them. i think there’s too much emphasis put on them, it’s just a dessert, and it’s just too much now. usually they don’t even taste good even though they’re beautiful so i’m over wedding cakes, not even having one at our wedding, we’re going with another kind of dessert! so obviously, i voted with taste over look.