What is more important: taste or presentation?

posted 2 years ago in Food
  • poll: Which would you choose?
    Cake flavor over finish : (116 votes)
    91 %
    Finish over cake flavor : (12 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 31
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 29th, 2016

    nelliemade :  Nasty cake is a waste of calories! 🙂 

    Post # 32
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    200 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I actually ended up with both!  My cake for pictures and display and cutting was a three tier fondant fake cake (I have no idea what it was made of) covered in hundreds of tiny sparkly white flowers.  It had one wedge of real cake for the cutting part.

    The cake that was served was AMAZING sheet cake – 3 layer lemon with a layer of raspberry jam and a layer of lemon curd with vanilla buttercream frosting.

    I didn’t actually ask for this, it’s just the only way my venue does it.

    Post # 35
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    7910 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    There will only be one wedding cake at the wedding. Even if the cake is not elaborate, it will still look nice on the cake table. And, of course, it will be delicious!

    Post # 36
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    200 posts
    Helper bee

    As a guest I have never seen the intact cake, just been handed a slice at dessert time. So I’ve never had the wow factor of a pretty cake. Since they can run $500-$1,000 and don’t mean anything to me or fiancée, we plan to go without cake and have our restaurant venue’s amazing desserts. We would love photos of cutting a beautiful cake, but we also don’t think we’ll be looking through our wedding album and saying “Gosh this is really nice but where are the photos of the cake?” Therefore not worth a budget line item for us personally. 

    Post # 37
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    200 posts
    Helper bee

    And earl grey cake sounds amazing though!

    Post # 40
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: May 2018

    As long as the cake’s flavor is OK, I think presentation is more important. We can have very tasty cakes elsewhere, but beautiful wedding cakes only at a wedding.

    Post # 41
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    nelliemade :  why not have a smallish cake that looks like your perfect vision and then feed guests tasty cake? No one really expects to be eating THE cake, since it’s already sliced up you just eat cake. 

    Post # 43
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    863 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2019

    nelliemade :  This probably isn’t what you want to hear, but looking at both of those FB pages I’d be concerned about whether either can fully execute your vision.

     

    What you want is stunning and classic but I’ve noticed that when things are minimal like that any imperfection in the fondant can be super noticable.  (Sometimes don’t ‘simple’ things can actually be the hardest.). Those reference images look flawless and it definitely takes skill to make fondant that smooth and perfect.  Whereas in the FB pages you’ve shown I see noticable imperfections in the fondant work.  So I’d proceed with either of them only if it won’t bother you.

    Post # 44
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    80 posts
    Worker bee

    Taste of course!

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