What is a wedding without a wedding cake? It’s certainly not as sweet! Cake tasting and planning your wedding cake are two of the most delightful parts of planning a wedding. Whether the outside of your wedding cake is simply elegant or whimsically wild, the flavors you choose to tuck away inside provide a delicious and memorable moment for you and your guests.
Of course, classic flavor combinations like vanilla and buttercream or double chocolate are available, but you can be creative and can go so much further! Just think of all the possibilities!
Factors to consider in your flavor choices are the venue, season, and of course, your own personal preferences. Here are some flavor pairing ideas to make your wedding cake a showstopper!
Dark Chocolate Raspberry
You can’t go wrong with chocolate! The fruity tartness of raspberries will brighten and contrast with rich, dark chocolate and create dimension. This is an any-time-of-year favorite, but if you want the freshest raspberries, they are harvested from June to October.
Peanut Butter Chocolate
This daring duo is a classic candy flavor that can be translated elegantly to your wedding cake or groom’s cake. Inspired by the peanut butter cup, this is a flavor combo made in heaven.
Salty and sweet and perfect for fall, try rich caramel pairings in your wedding cake. Salted caramel is extremely popular and pairs well with vanilla, chocolate, cinnamon, apples, peaches, a variety of nuts, bananas and more. If you’re feeling adventurous, salted caramel pairings are worth exploring.
Chocolate with Cappuccino Mousse
This is perfect for coffee lovers—ideal for an evening wedding or a brunch wedding. A classic, but distinct flavor pairing, decadent chocolate is enhanced by the presence of cappuccino. Coffee tones bring depth and balance sweetness.
Salted or not, caramel and apples go hand in hand. This flavor pairing is perfect for a fall or winter weddings where warmer flavors feel like home. Transport your wedding guests to a fall festival – or remind them of grandma’s apple pie – with supple cake, apple filling and a caramel mousse or buttercream.
Lemon blueberry sings of summertime! Sweet blueberries meet tart lemon in a fresh and fruity wedding cake pairing. Light and flavorful, lemon blueberry is an ideal spring or summer wedding cake and filling flavor pairing.
Strawberries and Cream
Another sprint or summertime favorite is the well-beloved pairing of strawberries and cream. It’s light and fresh, making it perfect for an afternoon or outdoor wedding. Looking for another layer of flavor? Try incorporating roasted almonds for texture and a complimentary flavor.
Southern Butter Pecan
Nutty and buttery, southern butter pecan is a rich, warm flavor to explore. Possible any time of year, it is particularly popular in late summer, fall and winter weddings. Butter pecan pairs nicely with buttercream, coconut, or even rich chocolate.
Red Velvet & Cream Cheese
Red velvet cake brings a light chocolate flavor balanced by tangy cream cheese frosting. It’s a classic flavor that’s perfect for a Valentine’s Day wedding, or any wedding using red in the color palette. .
It’s full of warm spices like nutmeg and cinnamon, often with walnuts, and topped with rich cream cheese frosting. If you love warm spices, carrot cake deserves some consideration at your cake tasting!
Mexican Hot Chocolate
This is a Latin take on a chocolate cake, with added spice to heat things up. A bit of subtle heat in the mix gives a pleasant surprise to follow the sweet chocolate notes of the cake.
Pumpkin Spice Latte
A flavor inextricable from the fall season, pumpkin spice latte will definitely be a hit for an autumn wedding! Your guests will be asking for “grande” slices with this delicious flavor combination.
Peppermint and Chocolate
Nothing tastes like Christmas as much as peppermint and chocolate! It’s minty fresh flavor is great for a winter wedding. Rich chocolate cake can be filled with peppermint cream or mousse and sprinkled with crushed peppermint candy.
Vanilla with Almond Buttercream
A delicious classic vanilla gets a flavor profile upgrade with the addition of an almond buttercream. This move elevates the flavor of your cake without overpowering guests who may prefer “simple” flavor profiles.
A popular spring and summer flavor pairing is lemon lavender. Citrusy lemon meets a soft floral lavender for a delightful and refreshing result. Vanilla cake, lemon filling and a subtle lemon-lavender buttercream will make for a beautiful and delicious bite.
Summer heat is no more if you have a cool key lime cake. Tart and tangy, key lime offers light, refreshing possibilities for your wedding day. Vanilla cake, key lime filling and a light mousse or buttercream and you’re well on your way to an unforgettably fresh cake.
The possibilities are nearly endless when it comes to your wedding cake and filling flavors. Contact our team to schedule a cake consultation or to schedule a tasting. We’re here to help ensure your wedding cake fits you and your day perfectly.
American Dream Cakes does not offer any fillings or frostings that require* refrigeration. Not all the above combos are not available through our bakery.