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clim212 Feb 24, 2007 08:29 AM

what's an overall popular flavor that jives well with most people? i personally love cakes soaked with rum or wine, but weddings are prob. not the places to indulge this preference.

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    pamd Feb 24, 2007 08:31 AM

    mine actually had a tiamisu flavor cream filling- it was sooooo good & many people asked about it

    1. clim212 Feb 24, 2007 08:34 AM

      i adore tiramisu myself and yes, it's definitely a crowd pleaser . . .

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        Dafina Girl Feb 24, 2007 10:08 AM

        We had a marzipan flavored cake. I had chocolate sauce on the side to make the choco-philes happy.

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          piccola Feb 24, 2007 04:47 PM

          Assuming you want something a little bit different but still a crowd-pleaser, I'd go with a chai-flavoured cake.

          I'd stay away from nuts of any kind (including coconut) because of allergies, and from alcohol because people worry about their kids having it.

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            Oh Robin Feb 24, 2007 07:54 PM

            I think lemon is good. You can call it "Meyer Lemon" if you want it to be trendy. :)

            1. septocaine_queen Feb 24, 2007 08:40 PM

              I had 2 layers of lemon cake with raspberry preserves and 2 layers with chocolate cake with the raspberry preserves.

              1. Foodrat Feb 25, 2007 01:19 AM

                People surprisingly enjoy a white cake w/ passionfruit filling... that flavor wasn't in the plan for my wedding but that was a flavor that we chose. A friend of mine who is getting married this year is having that flavor as well-nor was it planned.

                Other flavors to consider: tiramisu, coconut, red velvet...

                1. Emme Feb 25, 2007 01:28 AM

                  My mom's second wedding featured an unassuming cake (flavor-wise but decorated phenomenally) that turned out to be so fantastic we couldn't wait for the one year anniversary to defrost that top tier... It was a white chocolate cake with a raspberry filling, buttercream and white chocolate fondant.

                  My dad's second wedding they did different flavored tiers, which was pleasing to all the various palates... one was a vanilla w/ a guava filling; one was a double chocolate for DOD, one carrot cake, and one lemon IIRC

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                    marlie202 Feb 25, 2007 05:48 AM

                    zuppa englese--sponge cake with rum,chocolate and vanilla custard layers and whipped cream--out a sight

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                      clim212 Feb 26, 2007 09:25 AM

                      Thanks to all for suggestions! Marlie202- zuppa englese sounds amazing!

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                      violet heather Feb 25, 2007 06:06 AM

                      For a fall wedding- Carrot Cake
                      For a spring or summer wedding - White Cake with Strawberry Filling
                      For a winter - Chocolate

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                        clim212 Feb 26, 2007 09:28 AM

                        A friend is having a fall wedding and chose carrot

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                        swissgirl Feb 25, 2007 06:46 AM

                        We chose an orange spice cake for our wedding. Lots of compliments because it was different from the typical chocolate or white cake with raspberry filling featured at too many weddings to count. I even liked it and I'm not a huge fan of commercially-prepared cakes.

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                          Mel Feb 25, 2007 06:56 AM

                          if you can, try to do two different flavors so that way your guests will be able to enjoy.. mine was a very large layer of lemon with raspberry vanilla cream and the other two smaller layers were chocolate with chocolate ganache.... knowing how much many of our guests love chocolate, but being able to provide another flavor was well (which was my favorite)

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                            Nicole Feb 25, 2007 12:55 PM

                            A lot of people don't like lemon cake or carrot cake, suggested above, so I would stay away from those. Personally, I think that chocolate is a good bet--everyone loves chocolate. My wedding cake was a chocolate cake with chocolate fudge filling, and white chocolate frosting, and it was really good.

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                              Emme Feb 26, 2007 03:20 PM

                              I have to disagree that "everyone love chocolate"-- there are few in my family that can tolerate it...

                            2. clim212 Feb 26, 2007 09:29 AM

                              I definitely think providing a choice of flavors is the safest bet . . .

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