Who knew choosing a wedding cake could make international news. When Prince William and Kate Middleton decided on a traditional multilayered fruitcake with a floral design, everyone had an opinion. Personally, fruitcake sounds more like a Christmas gift gone wrong then a delicious wedding cake.
The Royal Wedding cake designer, Fiona Cairns, says their choice of fruitcake sticks with the British Tradition but it got me thinking about what flavours go over the best in North America. Choosing the flavour of the cake is just as important as the design … well if you want people to actually eat it anyway.
According to an article in New York Magazine the top ten most popular cake flavours are:
- Chocolate devil’s food cake and vanilla buttercream
- Chocolate devil’s food cake, vanilla buttercream, and raspberries
- Yellow butter cake and chocolate buttercream and/or chocolate ganache
- Lemon cake, lemon curd, and vanilla buttercream
- Chocolate devil’s food cake, chocolate ganache, and praline buttercream
- White cake, lemon buttercream, and raspberries
- Hazelnut-almond cake, chocolate ganache, and raspberries
- Coconut cake and lime buttercream
- Banana cake and chocolate buttercream
- Chocolate-almond cake, chocolate ganache, and mocha buttercream
Other sites such a bride.ca offer more simple flavours and state the most popular and often used flavour is traditional white cake with buttercream. In the past few decades, brides have become more adventurous in their choices. Other popular wedding cakes are:
- Chocolate Devil’s Food
- Chocolate Fudge
- Marble Swirl
- Traditional Carrot
- Red Velvet
Unlike choosing the style of the cake, when choosing the flavour it is important to keep your guests in mind. Your cake should be both beautiful and appetizing.
By: Lauren Durfy
(Photo from: http://www.fionacairns.com/our-products/weddings.htm)