Anything chocolate! But I also really did like the ones filled with strawberry filling. I liked it when there are options for flavors at weddings because not everyone likes vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, etc. Also it helps those who may have an allergy!
I tried to do a little bit of different flavors for our wedding:
We tried champagne cake ( excited about it but was not pleased with the taste), red velvet which I don't like, lemon cake was amazing, coconut was too but these flavors might have bee liked by just a handful of people at our wedding. We tried others but this was back in 2018 and I don't remember. We chose strawberry cake with a strawberry mousse filling for our bottom tier it was so good and everyone loved it. We chose chocolate with whipped cream for the middle tier and for the top tier was a marble cake with raspberry and chocolate ganache. All tiers were cut for my wedding, our baker made us a free one for our one year anniversary. All cakes were a hit although some people did say that the chocolate seemed plain in comparison to the others but the diabetics in our families loved it as it was not overly sweet. I have a nut allergy so there was a limit as to what I could have in it as well, I did however want everyone to enjoy the cake no matter what so having the different flavors like this was definitely the best way to go!
Okay so, I'd read all these 'real wedding' columns where people would have earl grey tea and lemon cream cheese frosting, or elderberry and gin flavoured cake or whatever, and I wanted something fun and different like that, but we couldn't find anywhere which had anything like that!
We did a few tastings and everywhere had mudcake (I understand it's not common everywhere, but mudcake is a very dense, heavy cake, almost like the inside of a brownie) - and to be honest, I don't like it. It's too heavy, too decadent, and we are already offering dessert as it's part of our catering package, so a big heavy cake would be way too much.
So, there wasn't a lot to choose from which wasn't mudcake.
In the end, the best tasting cake was a banana cake, which sounds so basic! Like the kind of cheap cake you get for morning tea at work!
But it was delicious. There was also a strawberry and white cake which was kind of pink and cream like our wedding colours, so we're having a tier of that as well.
We are doing strawberry guava! We were expecting to go with something chocolate but we were surprised at how good the strawberry guava was. At other weddings I usually prefer chocolate, but will eat any flavor as long as it doesn't have fondant.
So my dad is making our cake and I told him he has free reign 😂 but so far his plan is a strawberry shortcake base, flourless chocolate cake middle layer, and strawberry shortcake top layer. The whole cake will be covered in a whipped cream icing so that it doesn’t melt/run (dang Florida heat)
My MIL is a baker. My favorites are: regular white cake with fresh strawberries, tres leches, marble cake with mocha mousse filling, and marble with chocolate mousse. All cakes with fresh whipping cream on top, no fondant. Fondant looks good but its not really for eating.
My favorite from our wedding was chocolate with dark chocolate ganache and cherry preserves.
I honestly was very skeptical. But our baker, who was a friend/colleague of my husband, insisted that this was his best flavor, his pride and joy, the one he personally brings to family gatherings to impress.
So I tried it, and I 100% agreed. There was something very special about this cake. It wasn't overly sweet like raspberry filling often ends up being, but it also wasn't super dense like chocolate with chocolate can be. It was a perfect balance of mild sweetness, mild tart-fruity, and a great density. I made it the bottom tier (the largest and also the one we fed each other) because I loved it so much. I had other flavors, but everyone ended up choosing the chocolate-cherry. It was also the flavor he made our one-year anniversary cake in.
We haven't done any tastings yet for our vow renewal, it's quite a ways off, but from the primary baker we're eying, they have an almond cake with dark chocolate and hazelnut praline, and a dark chocolate cake with orange marmalade. These are what I'm leaning toward. I love chocolate with orange (like Terry's oranges and other orange-infused chocolate bars).
We haven’t done our tasting yet. But my fiancé is super picky. We’ll likely end up with chocolate cake with cookies & cream filling. I’ve never had this combo at a wedding but you can’t go wrong! We’ll still do a tasting and maybe add in a second combo like red velvet & cream cheese frosting or vanilla cake with strawberry filling.
I don't know if a mint wedding cake is a thing (I've never seen/tasted this at a wedding) but I definitely want 1 mint-flavored tier , I love mint so baaaaaaaaad and my partner knows it. However: she doesn't like this flavor , so I think we will be going with a 3-tier cake with mint + 1 (or 2) other flav. , I'll let her choose the other flav. (or the other 2).
At our tasting we could not decide on our favorite so we decided for a medium size cake (choc chip cake with vanilla custard filling on one layer and cannoli filling on the 2nd layer with cream cheese buttercream frosting) and cupcakes in 3 different flavor combinations: choc chip cake with vanilla custard filling and choc ganache frosting; carrot cake with cinnamon cream cheese frosting; and choc chip cake with cannoli frosting.