Cakes are an essential factor in any wedding. You can go the ultra-traditional and pick a classic tiered cake route or you can add a new age touch by going the route of cupcakes! Each direction is one that will bring a smile to the faces of all your wedding guests. Now the real question that you and your partner have to ask is what flavor do we want?
Flavor options in the cake world are endless. You can go with a classic chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream icing or lemon poppyseed with a raspberry filling or a white sponge cake with rose water infused frosting. The options are unlimited. To help you decide, I strongly recommend cake tastings with your cake designer so you can see exactly what works best for you. If you are going the DIY route, talk with your friend or family member who is planning on making the cake. You will most likely want a trial run so you know what it tastes like.
Surprised? A guaranteed crowd-pleaser, classic vanilla cake is a go-to option for many brides and grooms. The deliciously simple flavor works well with nearly any type of frosting and filling.
As a richer alternative to vanilla, the chocolate cake also reigns supreme at weddings. The indulgent dessert is often complemented with buttercream, caramel, or raspberry. Chocolate cake with raspberry mousse is easily the most requested delicacy. Variations of chocolate cake, including dark chocolate and German chocolate, also share the spotlight.
The colorful cake is characterized by its abundance of sprinkles, which are mixed into the batter prior to baking. Betsy Thorleifson, the owner of Nine Cakes in Brooklyn, New York, credits funfetti's popularity to its inherent fun factor.
A zesty and tangy confection, lemon cake takes center stage at many warm-weather weddings, since the flavor comes across as tartly refreshing. Lemon cake goes well with lemon frosting, vanilla buttercream, raspberry filling, or fresh berries. What's more, Lundin says it pairs nicely with mousse fillings.
A MORE DARING COMBINATION
Vanilla & Violet Buttercream
Small couture cakes are all the rage with modern brides, and this flavor combination packs a flavorful punch. Combining the creamy taste of vanilla bean and the floral spice of violet with sweet buttercream will have all your guests guessing what delicious cake they’re tasting!
Chocolate & Raspberry Icing
For the truly indulgent couple, this flavor combination combines rich chocolate with the silky sweet taste of raspberries. Great for winter wonderland weddings and late evening affairs!
Lemon Cake & Blackberry Buttercream
This cake is absolutely lush when served naked. Simply sandwich the blackberry buttercream between layers of sweet, tart lemon cake and top with berries and blackberry icing flowers for one lush wedding cake dream.
Strawberry & Cream Chiffon
Another sweet naked option, combining the sweet flavors of cream and strawberry will knock your guest’s socks off! This simple, decadent cake is great for large parties because as decadent as it is – it won’t break the bank.