Thursday, January 28, 2010

Cake Tasting #1

Our first cake tasting was extremely last minute. We had a couple of other appointments booked, and time to kill in between. We decided to stop at Cappuccino's Bakery and Cafe to see if they had an available appointment. Luckily, someone had just cancelled.

We sat down with the owner, Paul. He told us about their flavors, pricing, and everything else we would need to know. He brought out a few cakes to test and they were amazing. Mr. Newport and I originally thought we'd just go with a vanilla on vanilla cake. It is our favorite, but after trying the flavors at Cappuccino's I'm completely indecisive.
As it was last minute, I wasn't prepared, so I thought I'd share one of my favorite photos of their work, from their website.

We first tried a white cake with strawberries and cream, and a white cake with mocha fudge and Bailey's Irish Cream filling. They weer both amazing, but oddly I was in lvoe with the white cake with strawberries and cream. One of my only pre-requisettes for a wedding cake was NO fruit fillings. I have never eaten a cake with fruit filling that I've liked. This cake totally switched my perspective. It was so light and delicious.

Next we moved on to my favorite type of cake- yellow. We had a yellow cake with lemon custard filling and a yellow cake with rasberry mousse filling. Again I was in love with fruit filled cake.

Lastly, we tried chocolate cake filled with chocolate mousse, and chocolate cake filled with mocha fudge. I've never really liked chocolate cake, so I had to turn to Newport Mom who is a chocolate cake lover for an opinion. She loved it, but we both agreed that the white cake with strawberries and cream was unbelievably delicious.


Now I have no clue what to do about the cake flavor. I really thought this would be an easy choice. Mr. Newport and I both love vanilla cake with vanilla frosting. We thought it was no brainer on the flavor choice. I guess now we'll have to go to another tasting together to figure it out.

Did you go with your favorite cake flavor, or did you change your mind after trying something delicious at a cake tasting?

6 comments:

honey my heart said...

mmm, my mouth is watering. so many yummy flavors to choose from :) can you have more than one flavor? that could make narrowing your favorites down easier. good luck with your next tasting.

SG said...

Cake tasting are the best. We are actually doing a different flavor for each of the 3 tiers to give some variety. Most bakers are willing to do that so that might be a good option for you.

Amber Dixon said...

We went in with the notion we were going to have 4 tiers, 2 white cake with butter cream, a strawberry, and a chocolate. When we went to our tasting, we walked out with white cake, hummingbird, marble with fudge filling, and strawberry. They were FANTASTIC! If you like pineapple, coconut, and pecans (not chunks, its pureed) try hummingbird. But ask if you can have more than one flavor. Most bakers don't charge extra for this as long it is one of their "basic" flavors and fillings. On a 4 tier cake you can have your vanilla on vanilla on 2 and the white with strawberry and creme on two. Use the vanilla on vanilla for your cake cutting and then tell your cake cutter to reserve you and the hubs each a slice of the other so you get the best of both! Hope this helps!

Aylee Bits said...

Yum! Just reading about the flavors make me hungry! The cake tasting was my favorite part of planning so far. My fiance and I are both chocolate lovers so we thought our cake will be chocolate of course. Well, I fell in-love with Strawberry Grand Marnier! So we're probably going with 2-3 flavors for our cake. What other bakers are you planning to have tastings with?

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Newport Nuptials said...

@Ayleebits, where is your cake from? We went to Fatulli's, the Cake Gallery, Cappuccino's, and Dyane's Sweet Tooth. We may go to one more place, I'm still researching. We haven't found the right place yet, as we are hopihg to find something that tastes amazing in the right price range, I think we'll end up having to pay more than we like though.