Eating Our Cake

Once we knew we wanted to get a cake, it was time to head to Reuters Bakery for a cake tasting.

These always sound so fun: Free cake! Cute bakeries! Good times! Miss Pyramid had cute little trays and built her own cake, and she even got some to take home. So fun! And delicious!

Remember how I said our cake was really reasonably priced? Yeah.

The cake tasting wasn’t quite like that. There were no cute marble tables and silver trays”¦

When we called ahead for an appointment, they said to come in whenever. So on a snowy Saturday, we did. While we waited for the woman who handles tastings to be available, we flipped through a book of pictures. On a little bench on the side.

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Pinterest photos and the binder / All photos personal

A sweet older woman came over and asked if we were there for cake tasting, and then went off to prepare our cake.

And then this happened:

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That’s my lap. On a bench. In the bakery. With a bunch of Styrofoam cups. Where we tried to assemble our own cake samples, with spoons, without the plate sliding off my lap and onto the floor. At least I had the binder”¦

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But hey, the cake was good! In keeping with my theory that you can’t please everyone, we’re going basic with the cake.We could get different flavors on different tiers, but then I always want the other kind, and it’s awkward, so we’re going all one kind. Because we’re boring.

Shamrock (and MOH Sis) really dislike chocolate cake, so that was not an option. This left us with yellow cake. And vanilla buttercream. Then it was on to fillings. I don’t really want to pay extra for the fillings—I like the basics—so we were down to the free ones. We were against fruit when we walked in, but the raspberry preserves were tasty, so we picked those. Since the cake will be three layers, we can have another filling if we want—probably custard. Right now we’re torn between raspberry/vanilla buttercream, raspberry/vanilla custard, and raspberry/raspberry. Which cake would you like best?

Which fillings are your favorite?


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Shamrock thinks custard is tasty, and it seems like most other people like it as well, so I think that’s a pretty solid choice, and a little more interesting than more frosting. The catch? I hate custard. But I can eat around it, so I really don’t think it will bother me at all. I know it’s my wedding cake, but I want everyone else to like it too, and I can just have two half pieces, no custard needed.

And the design will look a lot like 42 above, but with white cake and blue fondant ribbons. We also want to replace the triple dots with single larger dots like our inspiration cake yesterday. Oh, and make it circular. So I guess mostly different.

Did you have unique flavors for your wedding cake or did you go crowd-pleasing?

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Mrs. Clover

Location:
Chicago
Wedding Date:
June 2014

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    melizabe 108 posts, Blushing bee @ 10:39 am

    Ah, I voted for custard before I saw that you don’t like custard. Don’t get the custard if you don’t like it!

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    sweetie78 259 posts, Helper bee @ 11:00 am

    Who are these people that don’t like chocolate cake???

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    Jen041815 674 posts, Busy bee @ 11:13 am

    I just don’t like fruit and custard with my cake. I’m a cake and buttercream kind of girl!

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    Mrs. Milk Cow 209 posts, Helper bee @ 11:36 am

    We’re going totally crowd-pleasing, I think. Vanilla cake, vanilla buttercream, chocolate frosting. We’re doing a second cake tasting this weekend to make sure, since Moo and my mom finished off the samples before I could go back to take a second bite, haha.

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    luluvohn 1194 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:11 pm

    I’m not a chocolate gal, but we’re having chocolate wedding cake. Our wedding cake blew us away. We had so many different flavors to choose from. I want to say there were at least 10 big pieces of cake on the platter when we came in (thankfully we brought my mom with us or we would’ve gotten sick on the way home). I’m generally a yellow cake, white frosting kind of person, but they have this one that’s chocolate cake with oreo filling. I die. Because that might be too heavy for people (and not everyone likes chocolate, it’s true) our other tier is lemon cake with raspberry cream (it’s the raspberry filling mixed with buttercream, is that something your bakery could do? It really transformed it for us).

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    parisian 588 posts, Busy bee @ 12:14 pm

    I don’t like chocolate cake, but we may do some chocolate just because so many people do like chocolate. I will eat the kind I do like though. :)

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    Mrs. Pyramid 100 posts, Blushing bee @ 12:35 pm

    I love raspberry in cake! If one of your tiers will be raspberry + buttercream, the other can be raspberry + custard, and you just don’t have to eat that one, right? I’m not a huge fan of custard in cakes (unless it’s Boston Cream Pie OMG), so I feel you on that!

    Those cake fillings look so tasty!

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    Aly, Guest @ 1:01 pm

    This post made me really, really want cake.

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    Day_In_The_Life 1397 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:11 pm

    We had a white cake with a guava mousse for the filling and it was lovely. Our chocolate cake had a hazelnut mousse filling which was also very tasty.

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    Mrs. Clover 123 posts, Blushing bee @ 2:55 pm

    @sweetie78: Sad, sad people, right?!
    @melizabe: Well it isn’t like I have to actually eat that part. That’s why I’m torn.
    @Jen041815: Totally with you on keeping it traditional.
    @Miss Milk Cow: Ha! Thats what MOH Sis would have done if she were there.
    @luluvohn: That sounds really, really good. Can I have a piece? I love lemon, but it wasn’t one of our options (or um, maybe it was but I had to pay more for it?)
    @Day_In_The_Life: Yum!

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    gondola 1046 posts, Bumble bee @ 4:24 pm

    I say get the flavor you love. My wedding cake was so good and I’m happy I have that memory.

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    msfilly 827 posts, Busy bee @ 6:48 pm

    I’m with Gondola – it’s ultimately YOUR cake, so you have to like it. It’s not like any of your choices are weird/not universally appealing, so just go with what you like! They all sound delicious to me!

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    blanket 211 posts, Helper bee @ 7:09 pm

    I loved my almond cake, but had some cinnamon nut tiers because I wanted something different. In the end, I didn’t even eat any of the cinnamon nut one, not even the top tier that we saved. And I have no idea what anyone else had or preferred, all I know is the almond one was awesome. So I would say it is best to just go with what you like.

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    Mrs. Llama 21 posts, Newbee @ 6:56 am

    I went with custard, since you have buttercream as the frosting! Yummmm cake!!

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