Monday, January 10, 2011

So many flavors, how to choose?

One of the most common questions we get asked is: "Which flavor is the best?" I have to admit that this is a hard question to answer. I tend to prefer fruitier flavors (strawberry, lemon, orange), whereas others find delight in the various chocolate flavors we have available.
Once a cake flavor is chosen, we throw another question out there: "What filling would you like?" This is usually met by a stunned silence as many people aren't used to having a filling in their cakes.
This blog post is dedicated to discussing the differences between some of our flavors, as well as which flavor/filling combos are good together.

Cake Flavors:
We have a few different chocolate cake flavors available. Our Chocolate is a rich, milk chocolate flavor, the Devil's Food has more of a brownie-type chocolate flavor, and the German Chocolate is much less sweet than the other chocolate flavors and is also lighter in color. Our Chocolate Mint tastes remarkably similar to the classic Thin Mint cookie. Lastly, our Red Velvet has that deep red color you'd expect, with a mild cocoa flavor.
Our fruit flavors are all mellow, light flavors. Our Blue Raspberry is our newest fruit flavor and tastes just like the slushie that we all know and love.
Our Carrot Cake is complete with raisins and nuts, whereas our Almond cake is nut-free.

Any two of our cake flavors can be marbled together to create a whole new flavor combination. For example, if you wanted to mix Vanilla Cake with Raspberry cake, you get a deliciously light, yet fruity cake. This is different from doing a 1/2 and 1/2 cake. A marbled flavor will have a little of each flavor in each piece of cake, whereas a 1/2 and 1/2 cake will be 1/2 one flavor and 1/2 another flavor. We frequently do cakes that are 1/2 chocolate and 1/2 vanilla when clients want to offer their guests the best of both worlds.

Hands down, our most popular filling is our White Chocolate Mousse. It has a light, airy texture and tastes good in every cake flavor we offer. When paired with Orange Cake, the flavor is similar to a Dreamsicle. Put it with a Strawberry Cake, you get Strawberries 'n Cream. Vanilla Cake with White Chocolate Mousse is the ultimate anti-chocolate statement, yet pairing it with Chocolate Cake provides just the right amount of White Chocolate vs Milk Chocolate. The White Chocolate Mousse is also a great alternative to Cream Cheese icing (which we don't offer due to refrigeration issues). That makes it great in our Carrot Cake as well as our Red Velvet Cake.

We do have other Mousse Flavors, such as Chocolate Mousse, Cookies 'n Cream, Strawberry Mousse and Lemon Mousse. All of these offer an airy texture and light flavor that is just right in many cake flavors. You could pair a Strawberry Cake with Chocolate Mousse, or Lemon Cake with Lemon Mousse for the ultimate lemon experience.

Our pudding flavors are just slightly stronger than our mousse flavors, but are also denser in texture. Most children prefer a pudding filling over a mousse flavor, so these are often used in children's birthday cakes. A unique, yet delicious option is to pair Chocolate Cake with Butterscotch pudding.

Our Creamy Caramel is an extremely rich filling choice that will satisfy your sweet tooth. Amazingly good when paired with our Vanilla Cake, it also provides a creamy layer of delicious-ness when put in our Red Velvet Cake. We can add nuts and/or coconut to the Caramel Filling for an added crunch in our German Chocolate Cake.

The last item I want to touch on are Smash Cakes. These are individual cakes given to the birthday boy or girl on their first birthday. The provides for a cute photo opportunity as well as a chance for the child to indulge in a cake all their own. Many parents have fretted over what flavor to get, as it can be difficult to know what flavor is a 1 year old's favorite! I tend to recommend Chocolate Cake is it makes for a very fun photo once the cake is a mess all over the child's face.

Finally, don't be afraid to try something new and exciting for your next event. Your guests will be excited to have something different to try and this will help make your party that much more special.

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