(Closed) way too many damn cake flavors?

posted 7 years ago in Food
  • poll: too many cake flavors?
    mmm... cake... it's fine! : (15 votes)
    56 %
    too many choices, cut flavor X and double flavor Y : (11 votes)
    41 %
    switch size X and size Y : (1 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 4
    7695 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I would cut the lemon flavor and double up on the one that is your favorite.

    Post # 5
    3241 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Think it will be fine. We had 5 flavors, chocolate, vanilla, lemon-raspberry, pineapple-caramel, and chocolate-coconut. Absolutely no one complained. I might switch the strawberry cream to the 8″ cake and the chocolate spice to the bigger size…..but that’s just me.

    PS-A piece of the chocolate spice pleeease. 🙂

    Post # 6
    1755 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I would double up something and simplify.  The more options, the longer it will take to serve as they have to repeat the list of flavors to every other guest and guests might not get their preferred flavor.  Better to have more of fewer varieties 🙂

    Post # 7
    2600 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Depending on how it’s served, I would definitely try to cut some stuff out.  Many places will just pass out cake, leaving it at each place setting… once a tray is filled with enough plates it’s out the door.  meaning the first tables to get served will have the top tier that’s being cut.

    And I’m jealous of your dulce de leche mousse! I was going to make my own wedding cake with banana with that mousse, but decided to just order whatever instead. 

    Good luck!

    Post # 9
    10366 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I would only serve 1-2 flavors. You are bound to serve people’s least favorite flavors if you have lots of different ones – go with fewer more crowd-pleasing flavors, and you’ll be set. It isn’t as though you’ll be eating 5 slices of cake to enjoy them all, anyway.

    Post # 10
    1690 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I would cut one of the chocolate tiers ,  maybe the Future In-Laws one?  maybe you could have a very small one just for him,  in the kitchen to just be served to him ?

    your mums favorite could be the 6 inch one…..sounds like if its just OK, it wouldnt be so popular with the other guests.

    the largest tiers i would go with something pretty normal, what you think most people would eat. 

    what you dont want is 5 part tiers left over because no-one liked the choices you made. 


    I am only having 3 tiers….

    top tier is Coconut with buttercream filling…FIs favorite

    middle tier is orange with chocolate filling…..My favorite

    Bottom tier is red velvet with cream cheese filling…….something all the guests i think will like.

    there will also be a plain vanilla sponge cake with buttercream filling, in the kitchen for if anyone doesnt like any of those choices, but it wont be part of my wedding cake as such. 


    Post # 11
    1909 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011


    1st off – YUM! I’d nix the lemon since there was no comment following the flavor (replace it with choc or white) and then switch the strawberry creme tier with the chocolate spice. That way your biggest tiers are choc or white cake, and most guests would be happy with either of those two…

    Post # 12
    326 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I really think you should consider simplifying … my Future Sister-In-Law had that many flavors and most people didn’t even know or notice (I realize you plan an solving this with sinage) 

    I think you should choose one flavor only for the grooms cake, and drop the wedding cake to your two favorites! 3 flavors is pleanty of choice for people.

    Post # 13
    3241 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    @elliestan: Mmmm……thank-you!

    I’d keep the lemon and I’d keep the strawberry cream-since your parents love it.  Of course I’d keep all the flavors-but I think I’m in the minority.  The multiple different flavors worked for us, everyone went up and selected the flavor they wanted. I had a list of the flavors displayed on the table so folks could figure out which was which.

    Post # 14
    3871 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    MMMM.  I love cake.  They sound good to me.  I would make sure you tell the caterer that you have different flavors.  I forgot to and so my guests didn’t realize I had two flavors.

    As for the flavors, I with make the strawberry creme the 8 inch and the chocolate spice be the 10 inch.

    Post # 15
    6572 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2010

    I would try to have one that isn’t chocolate. I can’t have it so I know I’d be very dissapointed if every option was chocolate.

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