Making a House a Home

Through a Sweet Treat, Our Guests Will Meet May 26, 2011

Filed under: Wedding Insanity!!! — gregandlisa @ 10:29 PM

One of the most fun parts of our wedding for me is the CAKE!!!! A consistent theme for Greg and I is to do things a little differently than other weddings – more original and creative than eccentric – and the cake is a major example of this! At a bridal event back in January, I met a baker who had a variety of cakes on display different from the others at the event. She created miniature cakes that will now be the centerpieces at each of our tables! Each cake feeds 8-10 people, will be a classic design with simple beading, and will be a different flavor. So instead of being seated at a numbered table, guests will be placed at tables by cake flavor, for example, the coconut table or the red velvet table. We plan on playing up this theme by asking our guests to join in by having one person from each table cut the cake while we cut ours. Also, since our families and friends won’t know each other that well, we’re going to encourage them to mingle and try the different flavors of cake. This concept has evolved over the past few months, so we’ll see if I continue to update this! Here is a photo of the cake (except they won’t be in red and I doubt I’ll put a flower on top):

An added bonus is that even though the cakes are small, each one can be two different flavors with a filling! Here are some ideas I have for cake flavors – feel free to tell me your thoughts on these or any other combinations you can think of!

  • creme-de-menthe and chocolate swirl with fudge filling
  • chocolate and vanilla cake with a strawberry filling
  • German chocolate cake with the German chocolate coconut filling
  • white cake with chocolate filling
  • yellow cake with lemon filling
  • lemon cake with raspberry filling
  • lemon poppyseed with lemon filling
  • carrot cake with cream cheese filling
  • pistachio cake with cream cheese filling
  • raspberry cake with chocolate filling
  • red velvet cake with cream cheese filling
  • lemon poppyseed with raspberry filling
  • chocolate cake with cherry filling
  • chocolate cake with peanut butter filling
  • strawberry and white cake with chocolate filling
  • lemon and coconut cake with blueberry filling
  • chocolate cake with marshmallow creme filling
  • orange and white cake with cream cheese filling

Well, that’s all I can think of off the top of my head 🙂 Some other cake flavors on the list from the that I would want to incorporate somehow include:

  • amaretto
  • banana
  • blackberry
  • black walnut
  • bubble gum (kid’s table maybe?)
  • butterscotch
  • butter-rum
  • cherry
  • chocolate cherry
  • chocolate mint
  • confetti
  • cotton candy (again, potential for kids – we’re not having many though!)
  • grape
  • marble
  • maple pecan
  • maple
  • pina colada
  • pralines n cream
  • root beer

I don’t have a list of filling flavors, but she says that almost any flavor is possible! So, for my creative friends out there, please share your awesome ideas!


3 Responses to “Through a Sweet Treat, Our Guests Will Meet”

  1. Kathleen Lewis Says:

    Here are some ideas that came to mind-

    1) Banana cakes with peanut butter filling
    2) Banana and chocolate cakes with peanut butter filling
    3) Chocolate cake with strawberry, raspberry, or orange filling
    4) Pisatchio and chocolate cakes with cream cheese filling
    5) White cake with peach and raspberry filling (like peach melba)
    6) White or yellow cake with pina colada filling (pineapple/coconut)
    7) White cake with strawberry filling
    8) Chocolate and pistachio cakes with cherry filling (like Spumoni)
    9) White cake with marshmallow filling
    10) Banana and chocolate cakes with strawberry filling (like a banana split)

    That’s all for now!

  2. gregandlisa Says:

    Thanks, those sound delicious!!!

  3. Tami with an I Says:

    Not sure how many layers of cake and filling you get, but it is also fun to alternate the filling layers. I know at the bakery I used to work at, round cakes had 4 layers of cake and 3 layers of filling…so you could do 2 layers of one filling and 1 of another. Or maybe even 3 different ones that would taste good together. So many possibilities! 🙂

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