By this point I had tasted wedding cakes from a handful of places at various bridal shows. One place I had checked out was Cakes for Occasions. They were at the Danversport Bridal show in February. People at work rave about their gourmet cakes. So I inquired about if they could make a three tier cake for my small guest list; I figure when the time comes I want to price shop and make an informed decision. Unfortunately they said the smallest three tier cake they could make for a wedding was for 150 people. So unless I have each guest bring home 5 or so pieces of cake, that’s not happening.
But there was another place I really liked that was at two separate bridal shows I went to. So I mentioned to Adam about their wedding cake flavors. At first he said he wants a white (on the inside) cake, but I told him it’s boring, hah. But I let him know that the beauty of a three tier wedding cake (other than the visual beauty, heh) is that we can pick different flavors for each tier! I told him I want to pick a tier and he can pick a tier (and he can even have the big bottom tier). So he got more adventurous, and we perused their online menu. Now he’s leaning toward red velvet cake with black cherry frosting. I’m leaning toward a lemon cake with raspberry preserves. I think they’re both going to be awesome!
Once his appetite was whetted, he even started to get into the LOOK of the cake. He showed me one, let’s say “whimsical” tier cake and I said no. He laughed that I just shut him down instantly and I told him sorry, he can have the flavor he likes for his tier, but I am going to be very picky about the look of the cake. I want it white. Just white. And a very traditional three tier cake with some sort of filigree. The purple stripes and flowers on the black and white cake was NOT going to cut it for me at all (as always, no offense if this sounds like your dream cake, it’s just not the style I’m going for). So he admitted that when he thinks of wedding cake, he thinks white and traditional is preferable too, and was just teasing me. So he linked me to another tier cake. That was the one. That’s it. So long as the price is as good as the taste, I’ve got my baker and I won’t even need to go the custom route. I can point to the three tier cake on their website and tell them “do that again, for us please.”
Maybe we’ll collaborate on the top tier, but that’s a conversation (and post) for another day. Plus if I can manage to get him to the place for a tasting, we might find we enjoy a different flavor than we expect.
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