Post # 1
Actually Fiance will be with me, but won’t be much help. As a diabetic Fiance won’t get more than a nibble of the top choice. We requested a tasting of sugarfree cake for his grooms cake, so he will not be left out… But that leaves the ultimate decision on the big cake to me. I invited one of my bridesmaids but she does not know if she’ll be able to make it, so good chance it will just be me and Fiance.
The only thing I’ve decided about the cake so far is that it will be stacked. I don’t know if I should choose the flavor I like best or go with the one that I think will please the crowd. What about decorations? Our cake is included in our package and the florist has offered to decorate it for us. Should I go that route or pay extra for fondant? Although that decision may be based on cost.
Any advice would be awesome!!!
Post # 3
The baker can decorate for you without using fondant so you dont have to pay extra for the florist if you dont want to. Ours had chocolate fudge topping and chocolate dipped strawberries cascading down.. but the inside was red velvet with vanilla. What flavors do you already have in mind?
Post # 4
Cake tastings are so exciting! I would try to find something that will please both you and your guests, and compromise more on what you like. For example, you don’t want to get some crazy banana chocolate peach flavor (I have no idea if that would be good or not, lol),that no one will eat, but if you really like lemon, or red velvet, or cookies and creme, or just like, one fruit filling or something that you think a lot of people will like, go for that!
As far as decorations, I would definitely base it on costs :).
Post # 5
We picked a flavor that would please most ppl since there will be a lot of children at our wedding. Plus it was the flavor we liked best anyways…almond something…
As for fondant. I say no. It tastes horrible and most people just peel it off. Waste of money if you aske me. Any good baker can make buttercream frosting look just as good than fondant. If not better. 🙂
Post # 6
Luckily the florist said he would include flowers for the cake, but in my head I can’t envision it. I love the look of fondant, but it doesn’t taste good, so I’m thinking it’s probably not worth it. We have the choice of whipped cream, butter cream and chocolate fudge for frostings. I’m also working on the cake topper, a monkey in a tux and a mouse in a wedding dress, it’s coming out awesome, but won’t be done to bring with me tomorrow.
My venue gave me a list of all the options the baker offers, there are so many options, it’s a little overwhelming. In my head napolean sounds the yummiest, but as a whole cake, it may be a little much. Than I was thinking about a cannoli cake, my sister wants carrot cake (I don’t get it either) or maybe marble and chocolate. I’m just confused.
We will also be serving another dessert, it’s a waffle with raspberries and cream if I remember correctly and possibly doing viennese trays on the tables. So I guess cake isn’t that important.
I was all excited for cake tasting until I learned that I would be the only taster.
Post # 7
I wouldn’t pay extra for the fondant…. Most people don’t like the taste and peel it off anyway. A professional baker can make buttercream look just as smooth as fondant if that’s the look you’re going for.
As for the flavor, if you’re not super into cake and your Fiance won’t be eating it, I’d just go with something safe like marble cake. I’d skip carrot, because it usually has fruit and/or nuts in it and a lot of people don’t like it… We’re doing a dessert display too, so we were kind of blah about the cake. We just went with safe choices, because we figured even if it’s “included,” we’re still paying for it and we wanted something everyone would eat.
Post # 8
I would do whipped cream frosting, and pick a neutral flavor that you think people would like the most.
Post # 9
Hmm maybe ask the moms or something or groomsman (they love to eat) to help if you really feel like making the choice yourself is hard. Other than that I say pick your favorite!! Its your wedding day. If you think that your fav isnt going to please guests then do something basic that you also like.. Can you do more than one flavor? As far as the decorations it depends on the look you want. If the florist is willing to decorate it then I would say let her. Cakes with fresh flowers always come out so beautiful.
Post # 10
In the end my mom and a friend came, it was great they finally met. They reassured me that I made the right decision, which is what I needed. And Fiance ate too much cake but than again so did I!
We went with a stacked catycorner square with buttercream. I’m debating using ribbon to emblish it or going with the flours, we’ll decide later. It’s vanilla with 1 layer of chocolate mouse and 1 layer of hazelnut. Hazelnut was to die for! Mom loved red velvet and cannoli and I was really impressed by the carrot, but we made the right decision. Although they didn’t offer much options in the sugarfree catagory, Fiance was pleased with it and ordered a small one.
We also got to see our center pieces, they came out amazing. It was a great day.