The number one thing that I’ve been looking forward to on this wedding-planning journey would have to be the cake tasting!! Trying to find an awesome cake baker might be a really daunting task when you are planning your wedding in a different city, but our venue made it so easy. The Brock House offers a reception package that includes canapés, a cocktail hour, a buffet dinner, desserts, wine with dinner…and our wedding cake!
Amazing deal, right? We just had to go with one of two preferred cake vendors. We opted to go with Sweet Thea because her list of cake flavours made our mouths water. She promised to have a variety of flavours for us to taste when we came to visit Vancouver.
Our tasting appointment was the same afternoon that we were scheduled to arrive in Vancouver and, as luck would have it, our flight was delayed. It was a big rush to get our rental car and get on the road, but luckily we pulled in to Thea’s driveway right on time. Whew!
Thea welcomed us into her house and we sat down to discuss our vision for how the cake would look. I talked about elements of cakes that I liked—white-on-white with texture—inspired by vintage milk glass.
We weren’t set on a particular look for the cake; we just wanted her to be inspired. Then it was time to eat cake!
Oh my goodness, it was some of the most delicious cake I have ever tasted, without a doubt! We started at the top left with a white cake with passion-fruit filling. My taste buds were singing as soon as that cake hit them! The cake was light and fluffy and the filling was so zingy, fresh, and delicious. We also sampled:
- White cake with lemon and raspberry fillings
- Chocolate tuxedo cake: white cake and chocolate cake with vanilla and chocolate fillings
- Chocolate cake with chocolate chiffon and raspberry filling
- Chocolate cake with mocha filling
- Red velvet cake with cream cheese filling
Here’s what we decided on for the look:
Miss Gazelle’s attempt at sketching a wedding cake…
The bottom layer will have a diamond texture on it and will be chocolate with chocolate and raspberry fillings. We loved this cake, so hands down it was the one we wanted the most of!
The second layer will be the white cake with passion-fruit filling and will have a hobnail texture. This cake was amazing and will be a great counterpoint to the richer chocolate cake.
Our top layer will be red velvet! This is my personal favourite cake flavour, so without a doubt it has to be included in our wedding cake! This will likely have a floral texture on it. We actually won’t be serving the top layer of red velvet, though. We are planning on keeping it for later! Perhaps back at the hotel room for a post-wedding snack or later on for our one-year anniversary?
Are you planning on saving the top layer of your cake for later?