Help us choose from 50+ cupcake flavors

posted 8 months ago in Food
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

alexam :  Lemon blueberry as an option for sure! Our cake was lemon huckleberry and it was AMAZING and SO popular. The guests raved about it.

Post # 3
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Bumble bee

Oh wow these sound amazing! The ones that stood out to me are cup’o Java, s’mores, blueberry lavender (I love lavender in food) and salted watermelon. I would also have a fairly standard flavour because some people aren’t very adventurous so I would go for the champagne pop or wedding cake. 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: City, State

These look delicious!  Here’s my advice:

Pick at least one “boring” flavor: vanilla/vanilla or vanilla/chocolate.  Not everyone is up for trying new things.

If anyone at your wedding has violent allergies, skip all the cupcakes with that ingredient. Cross contamination seems likely (For example: citrus or coconut allergies would knock out a few cupcakes)

Pick at least one cupcake that sounds AMAAAAAZING to you: that lemon squeezy has my name all over it.

If all else fails, pick vanilla/ vanilla and cupcakes that will match your decor!

Post # 5
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Busy bee

I would do this:

 

1. Pick one of these: Vanilla/Vanilla or Wedding Cake

2. Pick one of the following: Chocolate/Chocolate or Red Velvet

3. One light/ fruit flavor (Strawberry sounded delish to me. Or Lemon).

4. One decadent one: Cup o Java caught my eye

 

I would immediately nix all the ridiculous ones and that will narrow your list down significantly. Nobody wants a Blue Moon beer flavored cupcake or a Mojito cupcake. Blech.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Jacksonville Inn

If I could only pick four my choices would be:

 

Lemon Blueberry

The Classic

Mexican Vanilla

Apple Crisp 

 

Good luck deciding, that is quite the flavor menu!

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2018

Wow they look Amazing!

 

The Cinnamon Pear 

 Blueberry Lemon

Any of the strawberry ones

and the Salted Caramel would be my favorites!

 

If you have to do a chocolate (which a lot of people like) the Chocolate Raspberry looks good.

 

But man, that would be hard to choose from!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2006

Geez that’s a lot of options! Did you get to taste any of them?

My picks are:

Lemon blueberry

Wedding cake

Chocolate/chocolate or maybe Chocolate Peanut Butter

Cup o Java or Caribbean Rum is a toss up for me. Both sound yummy. I’d probably have to do 5 flavors. Lol

I agree that you need a “boring” option, something chocolate, something light/citrus and something weird and unexpected. 

Now I want cake 😑

Post # 9
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Helper bee

Can I come to your wedding? LOL! These all sound awesome!

What region of the country are you in and are you more rural, suburban, or urban? I can see some of these flavors going over really well in some places and tanking in other markets. And if you live someplace with 4 seasons and September will really feel like fall, people will be wanting at least one or 2 fall-type flavors (something with cinnamon, pear, apple, pumpkin), and less of the tropical fruity kind of things. 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee

1) Wedding cake

2) Some kind of chocolate

3) Red velvet 

4) Something lemon

 

i want to try that Mexican vanilla so bad. Gimme the cinnamon! 

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Something basic: vanilla/vanilla (no nuts or chocolate in case anyone has allergies)

Something decadent: chocolate/chocolate or red velvet or german chocolate

Something fruity: lemon squeezy or strawberry explosion

Something YOU love: I’m partial to carrot cake but the lemon elderflower sounds yummy as does the cinnamon pear. 

Damn it, I want all the cakes. Incidentally, we had 5 cakes at our wedding, all different flavors. One of my favorite memories is the look our coordinator gave me when I asked her to please cut a slice out of all 5 cakes and place them on one large dinner plate for me. I just smiled and said “I really really love cake”.

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

alexam :  many of these sound just amazing but I’d probably stick to the basics, in all honesty. A lot are only going to appeal to a small group and depending on how it’s made, some don’t sound ok for kids (I’d love that toffee one though)

Vanilla with chocolate, carrot cake, lemon squeezey and German chocolate are my picks. Good all-arounders. Red velvet if you want five. 

Eta: random reasoning for some: I hate coffee and don’t care for cinnamon unless in roll form, my husband hates fruits baked into treats (weirdo), flowers never taste good. And alcohol + children if it’s not baked out

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

If it doesn’t increase cost to have more flavors, I would choose 9, with 3 different chocolates, 3 different vanillas, and 3 different fruits. That way, if someone loves chocolate, they’ll have 3 different choices, and the same for someone who loves fruit flavors or traditional flavors. I think it’d be really fun, but not overwhelming.

 

My picks would be:

Chocolate/chocolate

Chocolate raspberry

Chocolate salted caramel

 

Mexican vanilla

Wedding cake (vanilla almond) or vanilla cherry

Oreo cookie dough (vanilla base cake)

 

Cinnamon pear

Blueberry lemon or blueberry lavender

Strawberry explosion

 

If I could only pick 4, I’d choose chocolate/chocolate, chocolate raspberry, Mexican vanilla, and blueberry lemon. 

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

Since it’s a brunch wedding, in addition to a couple classic flavors (like mexican vanilla and a chocolate option – the chcolate raspberry and salted caramel both sound good!) I’d choose a couple of the ones that have lighter flavors, and are a little morning danish/coffee cake type themed – something I’d naturally want to eat around brunch (ie: blueberry lemon, hummingbird, strawberry, cherry). 

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