Wedding Wednesday: CAKE!

Cake 1
Our baker made the best mistake ever. When it was time for us to choose the flavors for our wedding cake, she accidentally gave us someone else’s samples.

That meant we got to sample twice as much, with the help of our niece and nephew. Is that what heaven’s like?

Picking the right cake was extremely important to me because I’m such a baking fanatic. We knew we could count on my hometown bakery, Janet’s Cakes and Catering, which my family has been using for years.

They did not disappoint.

We tried several combinations of cake, filling and frosting, which I would highly recommend. We were surprised by what worked well together and what didn’t. For example, we thought we would love the classic chocolate cake, but it ended up being our least favorite. It all depends on what the bakery you’re using specializes in.

Cake 2
After sampling far too many slices (is there such a thing?), it didn’t take us long to narrow down our choices to three combinations: banana cake with banana creme filling and cream cheese frosting, strawberry cake with strawberry mousse filling and vanilla buttercream, and lemon cake with lemon curd filling and vanilla buttercream.

That’s when the woman helping us with our tasting made a great suggestion: why not have them all?

She explained we could do a simple, two-tiered wedding cake with one flavor, then have sheet cakes made of the other two flavors. Not only would it mean guests could choose from a variety of options, it’s also cheaper and makes the cake easier to serve. Yes, please!

As for the design of the cake, that was one of the first things we decided on when planning the wedding. We’re incorporating a tandem bike theme into many aspects of our big day and loved the details of this rustic backyard wedding featured on Wedding Chicks. Our cake will look very similar to theirs, just slightly smaller.

Now, I’ll go to bed dreaming of my wedding day … and the wedding cake.

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