Monday, November 16, 2009

Cake Flavors

Remember a few weeks ago I told you guys that I would like to make my own wedding cake? I have finally pin-pointed exactly which flavors we would like to have: almond, green tea, and vegan red velvet.

 I made vegan red velvet cupcakes for a BBQ back in August

Mr. Ferret and I love to have sweets from China Town which are usually made of coconut, almond, and green tea. Also, those are our wedding colors so it works out well.

At first I wanted to make lemon cake since I absolutely LOVE lemon pie. However, after many tries, I couldn't get the right consistency of lemon taste. It was either too bitter or not enough.

As for the vegan cake, my photographer Frederika Wellet, is vegan. I absolutely want her to have cake! Plus, the cake is really yummy to begin with.

For the icing, I have perfected my recipe for vegan vanilla buttercream icing. I'm addicted to it myself! I would eat a spoon every time I would make the recipe "just to check if tasted alright". Haha.

I'm really glad to have tried these different types of cakes over the past few months. My guinea pigs/testers really enjoyed them all!

Which cake flavors have you decided for your wedding cake?


Born to be Mrs. Beever said...

We aren't positive yet but it will definitely be a red velvet and cream cheese frosting for 'one' of them. We are hoping to offer a couple different flavors and frostings. The other might be lemon or even carrot cake. We're also thinking white cake with a raspberry filling.

Sara said...

All your choices sound delicious!! I've never had green tea cake, but it sounds amazing. And I love that your cake colors are also your wedding colors! Our wedding colors were ivory/white, green and wood/brown too!

Miss Pug said...

We're going with red velvet too... and then of course chocolate, cookie dough, and MAPLE BACON!

They sound delicious, and that's smart of you to do one vegan so your photog can eat!

BeerBudgetBride said...

I love red velvet. Went to a wedding in Oct & they had it. It was awesome.

Can you post your recipe for the vegan icing? I have a vegetarian friend who's not vegan by choice but she's lactose intol. LOL

BeerBudgetBride said...

Oh & what about Green Tea ice cream to go with the cake? We have a hibachi place near us & it's my favorite part of the meal. They sell it by the container too!

Chocolate Lover said...

I am a sucker for red velvet!