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Wedding Cake Flavors

Leah, on October 23, 2020 at 3:53 PM Posted in Wedding Reception 1 44
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Hey all,

So we are trying to decide on what flavor of cake we want to do for our wedding. I was originally thinking of doing vanilla cake with semi naked frosting but I felt like that was kind of boring. So I went on Pinterest to look for some ideas and I came across a beautiful red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting. I know that it might not be everyone's slice of cake but I love it and so does my fiance! We got some negative feedback on the cake flavor being red velvet because it's "not formal". I was wondering what other people's opinions are. I didn't even know that there were flavors of cakes that aren't "formal".


Wedding Cake Flavors 1

this is the cake that I showed our baker

ALSO, we will have 2 dozen vanilla cupcakes & 2 dozen German chocolate cupcakes so that there is a variety for everyone.

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Latest activity by Barbara, on November 22, 2020 at 8:51 AM
  • Alma
    Devoted October 2020
    Alma ·
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    Maybe I’m just ignorant but i didn’t know there was such thing as a “formal wedding cake flavor”?
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  • L
    Rockstar July 2022
    Lisa ·
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    I think red velvet is a great choice of flavor! I'm not aware of any flavors being "informal". You and your fiance should pick the cake flavors you want - it's your wedding, and therefore your decision.
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  • Leah
    Beginner February 2021
    Leah ·
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    I didn't either! That's why I was so confused when I heard that haha

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  • Leah
    Beginner February 2021
    Leah ·
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    Aw thanks so much!

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  • Ronika
    Beginner October 2021
    Ronika ·
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    I think that cake is beautiful! Having cupcakes available gives guests the who doesn't like red velvet the option of another flavor.
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  • Leah
    Beginner February 2021
    Leah ·
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    Aww thank you!

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  • A
    Expert September 2020
    Alli ·
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    I think it’s fine!
    We did vegan vanilla/ white, vanilla buttercream, and carrot cake 🍰
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  • MOB So Cal
    January 2019
    MOB So Cal ·
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    You're fine! The cake flavor is a matter of personal choice. There are couples that pick "funfetti," which kind of screams "little kid b-day party" to me, but whatever -- it's still CAKE! Smiley winking

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  • Haleigh
    Savvy October 2021
    Haleigh ·
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    I’m doing red velvet for mine! 🤗 It’s a shared favorite between me and my grandpa who passed away a few months ago, and it was also my fiancé’s fav from the sample box. I’ve never even heard of a “formal cake flavor,” but if a guest doesn’t care for it or has a problem with the formality they don’t have to eat it—they aren’t the ones paying for the thing lol. I say go for it if that’s what y’all like!
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  • Michelle
    VIP April 2021
    Michelle ·
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    There’s a formal flavor? Well that’s news to all of us! As far as flavor, I’m not a fan of red velvet but would be so grateful that you took the time to give me other options to choose from! That shows such consideration on your part!
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  • Sarah
    Super August 2021
    Sarah ·
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    I think this is gorgeous, and I don't know about you but I get sick of people telling me what I am and am not supposed to do at my wedding. I've never heard of a "formal" flavor. I say do whatever flavor you want lol.
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  • Margaret
    Master October 2020
    Margaret ·
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    IMO, unless you’re doing an Almond flavor (one of the original wedding cake flavors) - there really isn’t a formal flavor.
    Our wedding cake (just a 6” cutting cake) was strawberry with passion fruit and our cupcakes were the same along with key lime with key lime.

    Red Velvet to me is an elegant chocolate with cream cheese. And the cake is for you not your guests.
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  • C
    Master January 2019
    Cassidy ·
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    We did wedding cake and didn’t do a tasting. It was horrible!
    So, I think anything besides “wedding cake” flavor is perfect!
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  • Cyndy
    Rockstar May 2019
    Cyndy ·
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    “Formal” for cake”. That’s crazy. If you love it then go for it. You’re giving other options with your cupcakes. Sounds yummy to me!
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  • Ariel
    Savvy June 2021
    Ariel ·
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    I don’t even understand what formal cake flavors means 😂 honestly it’s your wedding so you pick the cake flavor you want, especially since you are getting a variety of cupcakes too. We haven’t chosen our cake flavor yet but we are definitely picking what we want and will have some other dessert bar option if our guests want something different.
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  • R
    Devoted December 2020
    Rachel ·
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    We’re doing a two tiered cake with a red velvet layer for me & the other layer is vanilla with strawberry filling (for FH since he’s not a big cake person), and the whole thing will be iced in cream cheese. I’ve never heard of a “formal” flavor but even if it was a thing, I’d choose red velvet again in a heartbeat!
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  • Melle
    Rockstar June 2019
    Melle ·
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    I love red velvet so that would be great to me
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  • Rebecca
    Rockstar August 2019
    Rebecca ·
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    That sounds like a reason someone made up because they don't personally like red velvet.

    I love anything chocolate. DH had to remind me that not everyone likes chocolate on chocolate on chocolate (including him, he has very few flaws, that's one of them), so we got a marble cake with dark chocolate filling.

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  • Heather
    Expert August 2020
    Heather ·
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    It’s not “formal” ? So ridiculous. Red velvet is delicious. I also love that you are including a variety in the cupcakes just I know case red velvet isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. Just in case you want to remind people, red velvet is just chocolate cake with food coloring lol. I had the top layer of my cake red velvet with cookies and cream filling. If you and your fiancé love it, that’s all that matters!
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  • Katie
    Super August 2021
    Katie ·
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    I've never heard of a wedding cake flavor being formal. I think red velvet is a perfect choice. It's red which symbolizes love. I think those who told you were trying to con you into doing a different flavor because they don't like red velvet. It's 2020 and weddings aren't cookie cutter anymore. I say who cares about a few ignorant opinions and do what you and your fiance want.
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