The Many Flavors of Cake
Years ago, wedding cakes came in two basic flavors: white or yellow. Once in a while, a bride would ask for chocolate, or request separate cake be made for the groom (this was more of a southern American tradition). Today, the sky is the limit. Brides (and grooms) are now aware of the endless varieties of cake flavors, and it is variety they want!
What is your flavor?
If vanilla is your choice for flavor, you might have to be more specific. Some of the vanilla choices include extra vanilla almond (a traditional flavor), moist vanilla (a moist, delicious, and tender cake), vanilla marble (a vanilla/chocolate swirl), and vanilla butter mint (a creamier, rich flavor). For chocolate lovers, the mainstays include chocolate fudge (a moist deep flavor) and chocolate mint (similar flavor to chocolate mint cookies).
If your tastes desire more of a fruit flavor, you can incorporate real strawberry (adding a moist, sweet flavor-and touch of pink), strawberry swirl (strawberry batter swirled with white cake), lemon (tangy flavor), cherry (real cherries add sweetness and pink color), and spice (this old-fashioned flavor adds cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger to the mix). Citrus flavors including lime, lemon, and orange (with a rich curd or crème filling between layers to enhance the cake flavor) is increasing in demand.
For a Richer Flavor…
If your taste buds desire a richer flavor, you can go with what is considered more of a deluxe flavor. Some of the deluxe flavors include; butter pecan (made with creamery butter and pecans), carrot cake (finely grated carrots and English walnuts give this cake a deep, rich flavor), apple pecan (cinnamon and apple flavor with pecans give a warm, autumn flavor), and banana walnut (extra-ripe, sweet bananas and English walnuts give this cake its old-fashioned flavor). These are just a few of the deluxe cakes emerging for today’s wedding cakes. Cakes with a liqueur-based flavor are becoming increasingly popular as well as higher demand for the more “adult” flavors, such as cappuccino.
With the variety of choices for cake flavor, there is not a reason to “not like”, or not be happy about, your cake. Flavors can be mixed, and you can even request more than one flavor (for multiple tiered wedding cakes). Remember, if you are keeping the top tier (or top layer) of your wedding cake, it must be a sponge cake. The remaining layers can then be the flavor (or flavors) of your choice!