(Closed) On my own with cake tasting…

posted 7 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

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
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

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 # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

I would do whipped cream frosting, and pick a neutral flavor that you think people would like the most.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2011

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.

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