Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Wedding Planning Wednesday - Cake Tasting

This past weekend was all about the wedding planning! On Saturday we unexpectedly purchased our wedding rings. We meant to just go look but we both fell in love with 2 bands and ended up getting them that day. They are all off getting resized now (I feel so naked!) but as soon as I get them back I promise to share them with you! On Sunday we took our engagement pictures. Those will get their own post next week and trust me when I say you do not want to miss it! If you're friends with me on Facebook you have seen a few, but I cannot wait to share the rest! I am so, so happy with how they came out!

Another thing we did on Sunday was cake tasting! I already told you all about the design of our cake, but we had yet to pick a bakery! I wasn't having much luck searching online, but when Mando and I went to a bridal expo at Knott's Berry Farm a few weeks ago we ended up trying a sample of cake from their bakery. I don't know about you locals, but I for one, didn't even know Knott's HAD a bakery! We were both really surprised at how delicious the cake was and even more surprised at their great prices! So I called and set up an appointment with their baker and on Sunday we headed down there! We told her about our vision for the cake and she showed me some examples of similar cakes they've done in the past and then loaded us up with a great sample platter to take home and try! I was so excited to eat that cake, you don't even know! Here's what we tried...

I was really looking forward to the white cake with raspberry mousse because that's what we tried at the expo and it was amazing. When we tried it again it did not disappoint! We also loved the white cake with raspberry fruit filling; I'm a sucker for anything raspberry! I got samples of marble cake just to have a chocolate option, but I found it to be a bit dry so we decided against that one. We also weren't fond of any of the strawberry options, which was surprising because we both love strawberry! I'll be the first to admit, I'm not normally a lemon kind of gal, so we were both shocked to discover it was actually really yummy! I also made them give me a sample for fondant. Fondant is notorious for making wedding cakes taste dry and unappetizing so I was really scared it would ruin the cake. Surprisingly, it wasn't bad and as long as she spreads it really thin I think it will be really yummy!

Here's what we decided on: The entire cake will be white cake. The largest bottom tier will have the raspberry fruit filling because I think it's what most people would enjoy. The middle tier will have lemon fruit filling for a lighter, citrus option. The top tier, which will be mainly for Mando and I, will have our favorite which is the raspberry mousse! I think lemon and raspberry work really well together and it's perfect for our Spring wedding!

Today we will be meeting with a local taco truck to taste her food and then later tonight we have a meeting with a potential wedding coordinator. I'm really excited for both and can't wait to tell you all about it! Happy Wednesday everyone! XOXO


  1. YAY LEMON! I can't wait to eat it. :D We got lemon too for our top tier, but I think it was white with lemon buttercream. :) Lemon curd is AMAZEBALLS.

  2. JohnnareneeedwardsOctober 21, 2011 at 5:27 PM

    I got lemon just for you and mom! It's actually really yummy!! <3

  3. Christinacampbell423May 6, 2012 at 11:15 AM

    That's so funny--Clayton and I had a lemon-raspberry wedding cake. We did one layer of just rasp, one layer of just lemon, and one layer of both together. I looooved. it.