For the Love of Sugar: Wedding Cake Tasting

Not to sound dramatic, but your wedding day is nothing without a good cake. The cake shouldn’t be prettier than your dress, but at that reception when the cake gets delivered, everyone’s eyes will be on it. Everyone will be secretly fantasizing about the cake, because who doesn’t like wedding cakes? If you’ve ever been to a wedding, I dare say you’ve fantasized about that cake too – the frosting melting in your mouth, the sweet, sweet, spongy, cakey layers… oh, yeah. You know what I’m talking about.

Your cake will basically embody the character of your wedding – more than the flower arrangements, or the design of the wedding invitations, or the main course. Your wedding cake will be the second thing your special day will be remembered by. The first is, of course, your beautiful dress. This is why it’s so important to choose your wedding cake wisely (but also have fun while doing it!)

So, let’s talk about cake tasting. The process itself sounds like a dream, but it can be quite overwhelming if you go unprepared. What do these preparations entail? Well, have a light breakfast, for starters, haha. But also, think about what flavors you’ve always liked. You don’t want to try something new entirely, if you’re not sure you’ll like it later. This way you won’t be overwhelmed with too many options, you’ll know what to look for straight away.

It’s also a good idea to look for flavors that are more conventional, rather than too specific, exotic, or unusual, if you know that your guests aren’t that adventurous. Just think of a safe-choice kind of cake you’d make for a dinner party, for example. You’ll have a lot of opportunities to do that, actually, with all the new and cool appliances like a mandolin slicer you’re going to get for wedding gifts, trust me!

For example, despite its bold color, everyone likes red velvet cake. It’s truly delicious. Carrot cake is another favorite among the crowd, and, while chocolate cake might seem boring, you’ll find that chocolate flavor is actually never boring, which is why it has been a favorite for centuries!

But you can go with something fancier, with a little bit of an edge, but still on the conventional side, like, almond cake with lemon, or vanilla almond cake with buttercream filling. The possibilities are endless, just figure out what types of flavors you like, grab a few friends, and start tasting! Yum!