9 Popular Wedding Cake Flavors

9 Popular Wedding Cake Flavors

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Cake testing is always a fun part of wedding planning, and thankfully with a multi-tiered cake, you can choose multiple flavors. We recommend choosing one traditional, one popular, and one unique flavor - that way you and your guests have plenty to choose from. We’ve rounded up 3 of the most popular flavors in each category to help get you started.

Traditional Wedding Cake Flavors

You can probably guess the most popular traditional wedding cake flavors. Vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream frosting is a classic for a reason. Chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream is also incredibly popular though a lot of couples reserve chocolate cake for the groom’s cake if they want a chocolate frosting. The third most popular traditional wedding cake flavor is red velvet with cream cheese frosting. This gives you the look of a white wedding cake with the taste of a chocolate cake.

Popular Wedding Cake Flavors

Everybody loves the classics, but sometimes you want something a little more unique. Funfetti cake has exploded onto the wedding scene in the past year or two bringing all those delicate sprinkles from our childhood parties to the reception. Carrot cakes and other spice cakes are also popular, particularly in the fall and winter months. Summer months bring out fruity flavors, and the king of fruit flavors is lemon cake with a sweet lemon buttercream.

Unique Wedding Cake Flavors

There are an endless number of cake flavors and combinations out there, and each baker has their own favorites. In general, there are three flavors that rise to the top: almond, coffee, and champagne. Ask your baker what his or her specialty flavors are, and you will be amazed at the selection. Unique wedding cake flavors should capture your personal tastes as a couple. Consider picking a food or alcohol you both love and see if you can find a cake flavor based on that.

No matter what cake flavor you choose, it’s important that you work with a great baker to find the perfect taste. Learn how to find the baker that’s right for you.

Need more inspiration? Check out these 5 awesome and delicious wedding cakes.


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