Post # 1
I love the idea of having a different flavor for every tier of the wedding cake, it gives people options. However, if we have 100 guests and a cake that only feeds 125 and everyone wants chocolate…. I dont want people to feel cheated if we run out of a particular flavor before they got their piece. So my question is: Multi-flavored for options, or one flavor so everyone gets treated equally?
Thanks for your opinions!
Post # 3
I could see how this could cause a potential problem. But I think that as long as there is enough cake overall, guests will be happy with whatever they get.
I’m planning to have a multi flavored cake. However, all flavors will be on one slice! It probably won’t look like a traditional wedding cake, but it is soooo delicious. Guava, coconut, passion fruit.. I think theres one more flavor but I can’t remember.
Post # 4
Not everyone will want the same flavour and not everyone will want cake at all. I say multi flavour. I doubt you’ll run into any problems. At weddings I’ve been to where this has been done it wasn’t an issue. Make sure the larger tier is the more popular one though, and don’t choose anything too quirky 🙂
Post # 5
@PrettyPeacock13: We went with a one flavor cake (rum buttercream and rum cake) because we all loved the cake (family and friends) especially FI and I.
If your concern is not having equal amounts of each flavor then how about considering a smaller cake (it will be less $$$) and have sheet cake of each flavor. I am sure you will have more than enough for your guest and they may even be able to have seconds!
Post # 6
I did 1/2 choc 1/2 van for every tier, so each slice has half. I like the idea of multiple flavors, what if everyone wants to try all 3! jk : ) I say do whatever you want, alot of times people are so full that they don’t eat the cake. If you pick equally delicious flavors then you shouldn’t run out of 1 faster than the others. Keep in mind you and hubby usually keep the top tier for your anniversary : )
Post # 7
We did 3 flavors – lemon w/lemon buttercream, milk chocolate w/raspberry filling and chocolate buttercream, and french vanilla w/fresh strawberries and strawberry buttercream. Very basic flavors, but our 82 guests absolutely devoured a cake meant for 117 – I heard from at least 5 people that they had 2 servings so they could try more. We only had some of the french vanilla (the largest tier) to take home at the end of the night.
I am completely in favor of different flavors!
Post # 8
My sisters wedding had cake with the top half of the layer chocolate and the bottom half vanilla. It was GREAT! Unless you know of people coming with allergies it was a great way for everyone to at least get some of what they liked.
Post # 9
I’m having cupcakes and a small cake for us to cut. So we’re able to have 6 different flavors!
Post # 10
we are doing 3 different flavors, each layer a different flavor. We decided to keep his grooms cake instead of the top layer of the cake too. I think its nice to give different flavor options, but i really can’t see anyone throwing a big fit if they don’t get a piece of a certain flavor.
Post # 11
We had 4 tiers and 2 flavors. The top and bottom tier were chocolate raspberry, and the middle two were vanilla with strawberry and grand marnier. And everyone loved it. My mom had three pieces each. Honestly I think most people like the variety.
If you’re planning on keeping your top tier, make sure that is the flavor you like the most!
Post # 12
I, personally, would not feel cheated by not getting a flavor of cake that I want.
Cake is delicious in all flavors 😛
Post # 13
I had a 3 tier cake and each tier was a different flavor. There was more than enough of each flavor, it was a pretty good split between the people who liked chocolate and the people who wanted the vanilla with raspberry filling. They liked having the choice.
Post # 14
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
Every wedding I’ve been to and my own have had musltiple flavors and it’s never been a problem. No matter how flipping amazing the cake is, some people won’t eat any and other people will take a slice of every flavor. You’ll be fine.
Post # 15
I am doing three tiers. I want red velvet, but I know it’s a richer cake so I’m making that the smallest tier filled with buttercream. FH wants yellow, and since that’s commonly a good choice that will be the largest tier with his beloved strawberry filling. The center tier will be chocolate with PB filling for those chocoholics. We will have a small gluten free treat for FH nephew with siliac’s. Between the 3 I think something will satisfy. If not, well, I don’t know then.