Sweet or bitter? Luscious or sleek? The choice is yours! Here are some tips for choosing a wedding cake flavor.
Choosing your wedding cake flavor can be quite the task, to say the least. No longer a short list of choices, the possibilities of cake flavors are endless today. To add to the list of choices, you have a myriad of filling flavors and toppings to choose from as well. If you are feeling just a little overwhelmed by all of your choices and can’t seem to decide, here are a few helpful hints that may help.
Most Popular Flavors
Ellen Baumwoll of Bijoux Doux Specialty Cakes compiled a list of the top ten wedding cake flavors. Her list is based on the cake flavors, fillings, and toppings most commonly ordered in her shop. Included in the list are three variations of chocolate, with chocolate devil’s food cake and vanilla buttercream frosting taking the number one spot. Lemon cake, yellow butter cake, banana cake, and hazelnut-almond cake also made the list. A variety of buttercreams were the most popular toppings, and ganache was the most popular filling. Most surprising was that white cake, despite its reputation of being boring, still made the list as one of the top ten.
When looking at the top ten cake flavors, what you really see is that most of the flavors are conventional. Exotic flavors, while tasty, didn’t make the list. The reason for this is that while the wedding is definitely about you and the groom, the cake should be a flavor that is welcomed by your guests as well. By choosing your wedding cake flavor from the top ten, you can pretty much guarantee that the majority of your guests will be pleased with your choice.
There may be a few situations in which choosing your wedding cake flavor is more about you and the groom than your guests. One example could be a small wedding. In this case, feel free to go with whatever flavor tantalizes your taste buds the most. Go for green tea and passion fruit, margarita flavored cake, or whatever cake flavor combination your heart desires. Just make sure you get the groom in on the tasting action. While many grooms figure that cake is cake, others will really enjoy helping you choose your wedding cake flavor.