(Closed) Questions and problems with wedding cakes/ they said it was GROSS!!!

posted 8 years ago in Food
  • poll: Would you care if your wedding cake tasted gross?

    No. As long as it looks pretty it doesn't matter what it taste like.

    Yes. Taste is as important as looks.

    Other. Why?

  • Post # 3
    5622 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    Honestly, ifthey taste like walmart cake, I would just get a walmart cake. They actually do make really cute cakes, and they aren’t SUPER expensive. You can also get differant frostings from walmart instead of that standard stuff – I normally get this cool whip type stuff.

    Post # 4
    5191 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

    A cake that tastes bad is absolutely worthless. Why would you want to serve your guests something that tastes terrible? Do you really dislike your guests that much?

    Post # 5
    1966 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    not only taste is as important as looks…. it’sMORE important. get the cake from the other baker, and make it plain.

    Post # 6
    323 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I would suggest looking into bakers in other areas that might be nearby, as you said at the end of your post. Wedding cakes are about more than just looks. Think of it this way: How it looks will probably be more important to you, because it’s YOUR wedding. To most of your guests, though, it’ll be just another wedding cake, even if it’s gorgeous. What your guests will care most about is how it tastes. Especially if you’re not having any other desserts. This is more than just your wedding cake, it’s your guests’ dessert. You probably wouldn’t want to serve them a meal that you know is gross, so I would suggest not doing it with a cake just because it will look amazing.

    I hope you find another baker that works for you!

    Post # 7
    1802 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Decoration skill aside, if the cake is gross and you don’t see room for improvement in taste, you should look into other options.  As a guest, I’d much prefer a good tasting cake over a pretty cake.  If the cake options are slim, you may want to consider some dessert alternatives like pies, brownies, or ice cream sundaes.  

    Post # 8
    75 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @Klu007:  I actually live in an area swarming with bakeries. BUT I still do not enjoy wedding cake. I’ve been to numerous weddings and out of about 30 weddings, I’ve enjoyed ONE cake. Maybe it’s me that’s the problem but “wedding cake” to me is just NOT good. I actually prefer duncan hines out of the box lol. What I am doing for my wedding is having a friend bake me various cupcakes from pillsbury, duncan hines, etc brands. And having another very crafty friend decorate.

    Just a thought! Saves money too. I know people think they like nice and “fancy” cakes but honestly, I guarantee those invited would prefer a funfetti cupcake as opposed to something that just looks pretty. Good luck!

    Post # 9
    941 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    Taste overrides decorations.  

    If the other baker’s cakes taste great and she’s not a skilled decorator, just scale back on your vision of the cake to something more simple that will still be beautiful AND taste great.

    Post # 10
    7529 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Taste is absolutely just as important, if not more so, than looks.  Find another bakery, whatever you have to do.

    That reminds me of a slice of cake I once was served at a baby shower.  It was the cutest cake, beautifully decorated – to perfection.  Fondant! 

    Ugh.  It tasted like feet  and I threw it in the trash when no one was looking.  No way was I wasting calories on that, lol.

    Post # 11
    4980 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Put it this way, for my wedding people were raving about 2 things at the reception dance. 1 was the cake how much they enjoyed it and how it tasted so wonderful and 2 how awesome the dj I had was….

    Post # 12
    224 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    Simple decorations can be pretty – white frosting with just a few natural flowers or fondant decorations, for instance, is probably within the other baker’s skills – but you can’t redeem gross cake. Heck, I’d make my cake myself (and I have trouble with getting frosting to look pretty) before I had a gross cake at any party, much less my wedding.

    Post # 13
    1106 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    Taste is totally important. Wedding cake is not cheap so you should not be paying for something that tastes awful! Either you could go to the other baker and go for a real simple cake. Simple icing maybe topped with fresh flowers. Or perhaps you can talk to your current baker. Just tell her that you love her decorations but wonder if she could change the recipe of the cake for your cake. A reputable baker should be willing to make changes and have a tasting for you.

    Post # 15
    2853 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Ever heard the saying, “You can put lipstick on a pig and it’s still a pig”? 


    It doesn’t matter how pretty your cake is. If it tastes like poop, people are going to remember that it tastes like poop. I bet if you poll your guests a month after the wedding, they won’t be able to tell you what color your cake was, but they’ll remember what it tasted like. You don’t want that memory to be filled with poop flavored cake.

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