Post # 1
Taking a vote, as we’ve narrowed it down to two cake choices, which I consider a small miracle as the Mr, as a rule, does not like cake. I’m not concerned about the look— the caterer will make it look however we want it to look— just the flavors. The choices are:
-a lighter Vanilla cake, white chocolate Italian buttercream icing, lemon jam and raspberry jam filling (alternating, not mixed), decorated with fresh strawberries and chocolate-covered strawberries
-a more dense Chocolate cake, chocolate pudding-type (sorry I can’t describe it better) filling, peanut butter mousse filling, chocolate peanut butter Italian buttercream icing
Dinner is filling but not overly heavy: plated tomato tart starter, then buffet mains: grilled tenderloin, sesame-coated pan-fried chicken breast, seafood paella, and various sides.
I love both the ideas, and personally prefer the chocolate peanut butter one, but am afraid it might be too dramatic a flavor for some.
We have already polled the guests on food allergies so we’re okay there, and we’re only expecting one child under 4, and 3 kids under 7.
Post # 3
I think the Vanilla cake is the safer bet. The Chocolate cake sounds delicious, but I think by the time the cake is served, people will have eaten and danced alot and may want something lighter. I know every wedding I’ve been too I’ve been too full by the end to eat much cake.
Post # 4
Definitely chocolate peanut butter! I do not prefer jam in cake.
Post # 5
I love chocolate and peanut butter together, but am not sure I would love it in a cake. I defeinately think the vanilla is a safer option.
Post # 6
I hate jam in cakes, and if you’re 100% certain no one has a nut allergy, I’d go for the chocolate peanut butter.
Post # 7
Vanilla. It sounds yummy and I hate chocolate cake.
Post # 8
Hrm I vote the vanilla cake. Honestly I’m not the biggest fan of any types of filling because sometimes it just makes everything so heavy! Plus I don’t like peanut butter lol…or chocolate cake. In the end though, pick what YOU want.
Post # 9
Definitely the chocolate. I don’t like lemon jam type situations in cake… especially with white chocolate.
Post # 10
Chocolate peanut butter…YUM.
Post # 11
I picked the vanilla/strawberry one for two reasons:
- I’m allergic to nuts (but good for you for checking re: allergies)
- The vanilla/strawberry one sounds like. Although I’m sure the choc. PB one would be great, it sounds bit heavy to have after a filling dinner
Post # 12
Vanilla sounds more traditional to me, and I know a lot of people feel strongly against peanut butter so its likely to be more of an issue
Post # 13
I would personally prefer the chocolate/PB cake, but go with what you love.
Post # 14
A lot of people have nut allergies so I woul d go with the vanilla.
Post # 15
Personally, I’d love the chocolate PB, but I know a ton of people who either don’t like peanut butter, or are allergic to it. I think the vanilla is the safer bet.
Post # 16
I’m leaning towards the chocolate/peanut butter for the Wow factor.
No matter what we pick, someone won’t like it; that’s not a whinge, just a fact that, apart from money and breathing, there is nothing in the world that ~100 people will ALL like. There’s also people who won’t be hungry, or are watching their weight, and don’t eat any. Out of the rest, the vanilla/lemon/strawberry is the “safer” choice and while it’s very delicious, it won’t knock anyone’s socks off. The chocolate/peanut butter will appeal to a smaller group but will definitely blow some folks away just because it’s unexpected and unusual.
They’re both nom nom delicious. Price-wise they’re close but if we want to up the Wow factor on the strawberry cake by increasing the number of chocolate-dipped ones, that will jack the price up quite a bit. Price isn’t the only factor of course but I always consider it.
Just torn between the safe thing and the exciting thing!
More opinions are welcome!