Post # 1
So I’m scheduling the cake tasting next month and the baker said I can pick any flavor I want. She will make anything. Things is I have no earthly idea what to pick. I can have 3 flavors and F.I. can have 3 flavors. Neither of us want chocolate. Her most popular is vanilla lemon and chocolate, but she’s made Pina colada, key lime, rum, 7up, ect. It’s just soo many flavors. I want to at least narrow it down to 10 for the tasting. What flavors did you have, are having, or just really love.
Post # 2
We are having an 8 tier cake, each with a different filling/cake combination.
Milk Chocolate/Chocolate Filling
German Chocolate/Bevarian Filling
Dark Chocolate/Vanilla Filling
Carrot/Cream Cheese Filling
Red Velvet/Cream Cheese Filling
French Vanilla/French Vanilla Filling
and the the top tier for us is chocolate/vanilla marble with french vanilla filling.
<br />We wanted to keep things pretty common, but give plenty of options as well.
Post # 3
- Wedding: Atrium at the Curtis Center
I’m SO jealous! We didn’t get a cake tasting, and although we got to choose whatever we wanted for our top tier the rest of the cake had set flavors. Some of my favorite cake flavors are red velvet and carrot. Pina colada sounds awesome!
Our top tier will be vanilla cake with lime syrup and passion fruit filling. The rest of the cake will be a tier of vanilla, a tier of marble and a tier of chocolate chip.
Let us know how it goes!
Post # 4
Almond, with vanilla buttercreme
Chocolate, with chocolate buttercreme and raspberry filling
Vanilla, with vanilla buttercreme and raspberry filling
Post # 5
Correction — I am pretty sure that the chocolate cake layer had mocha buttercreme, not chocolate.
Post # 6
My favorites are sweet almond with raspberry filling and any kind of chocolate with hazelnut filling and chocolate ganache!
Lemon can also be a pretty popular flavor. Lemon cake with raspberry filling is always delish!
Another good one is white cake with stawberry filling and vanilla buttercream.
Post # 7
We did Wedding white with raseberry preserves and vanilla bavarian cream
lemon with blueberry preserves and vanilla bavarian cream
wedding white with banana mousse and strawberry jam
and then the top was marble with a cookies and creme filling
The whole cake was frosted with buttercreme….Im not a big fan of fondant.
Post # 8
scarcerayne: vanilla cake with key lime filling and coconut butter cream. Killer.
Post # 9
10 flavors is way too many for a cake tasting. Your taste buds will be overwhelmed by then and everything will start to taste the same, plus some flavors may influence other flavors. No point in tasting so many. I would focus on 5 flavors only. 1-2 chocolate, 1-2 fruit, and 1-2 savory (nuts, mochas, etc). I would also recommend you not have 6 different flavors for the actual cake; it is too much choice for guests, and seems a bit indulgent. 3 flavors in the final cake ought to be enough of a variety to please almost everyone while not seeming crazy or over-the-top.
Post # 10
Horseradish: my cake will have 3 flavors and fi’s cake will have 3 flavors. That’s 6 flavors. 10 is the right amount.
Post # 11
scarcerayne: 10 isn’t the right amount unless you are each tasting only 5. The human palette can only deal with so much sensory input in a short period of time. You are wasting your time by tasting 10 different flavors.
Post # 12
Horseradish: oh lord just answer the question or keep it moving. If we wanted to try 15 flavors, so be it.
Post # 13
Ten flavors is fabulous and you will somehow weather the storm of flavor in your mouths. Even if it leaves you a shaken wreck of a human being, 10 flavors of cake is a great way to go.
My favorite cake flavors are:
My favorite frostings are:
cream cheese frosting
Post # 14
scarcerayne: you asked for advice on your cake tasting and I gave it to you. I gave basic flavor categories and a recommendation that would help make your tasting more effective. You just don’t like the advice. If you want to actually a taste and be able to evaluate the flavors, then don’t shove 15 flavors of cake into your face, because after the first 5 or 6, everything tastes the same. That’s how the professionals do it at least.
Post # 15
Horseradish: “you asked for advice on your cake tasting and I gave it to you.”
When did I ask that? I asked, and I’m going to quote it for you in case you forgot
” What flavors did you have, are having, or just really love.”<br style=”box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; max-height: 1000000px;” />
I don’t like the advice??? You attempted to give unasked for advice. I didn’t ask for advice on how many different flavors to have at the tasting. The problem with some people is that they aren’t able to just answer the question placed in front of them or to actually comprehend the post. No. They just love to give unwanted “advice” and even after I said that each of us is having 3 different flavors in each cake you still felt the need to comment on how MY time will be wasted. Im going to need you to have a seat.