In Part 2 of our special blog series on wedding cakes, we’ll talk about your wedding cake flavor and other tasty details. If you missed Part 1 on modern wedding cake design and decoration, check it out here!
Hopefully, our last blog on wedding cake design got you thinking about what you want your wedding cake to look like. Now it time to think about the inside! As guests admire the beautiful design of your cake, they’ll also be thinking about taste; wondering what flavor of frosting is between the layers or whether those gorgeous flowers are edible. You can satisfy your guests’ sweet tooth by choosing a cake that’s as delicious as it is beautiful.
Don’t Flake on Flavor
Wedding cakes have gotten the reputation of being beautiful on the outside but lacking flavor on the inside. Make sure your cake lives up to guests’ expectations by choosing a delicious flavor for your cake. Most bakeries are able to create wedding cakes in a variety of flavors, such as German chocolate, red velvet, or lemon. If you can’t decide on just one flavor, see if your baker can make the different tiers of the cake in different flavors (this option may have additional costs). Taste testing is a must, and you may have to visit a few bakeries before you and your partner decide on a bakery that can provide a flavorful, moist cake. It can be helpful to ask your friends or look at online reviews to find a good wedding cake bakery.
Since most wedding cakes are made of at least a few tiers, providing enough pieces for every guest, you’ll need to decide on all frostings or creams that will compliment the cake. Again, the bakery you decide upon will probably have a list of the flavors they can provide.
Some popular frosting and cream flavors include raspberry, Bavarian crème, and chocolate buttercream. Think about how the flavors of the cake and frosting will taste together. If you’re unsure of what you’re guests would enjoy, vanilla or chocolate is always a good base to start with. Once you decide on the flavors, consider personalizing your wedding cake frosting by making it a certain color or adding in your favorite candy like chocolate chips.
Wedding cakes should be as pleasing to eat as they are to look at, so take the time to choose the cake and frosting flavors that appeal to you. Make sure that cutting the cake is truly a sweet moment!
Up next, on Part 3 of our special wedding cake blog series, we’ll discuss some of the modern trends and updates to wedding cakes! Check back in with us soon to learn more.