What cake flavour??

AwhelenqtAwhelenqt Posts: 782 New bride

I'm making our cake myself and want to do 3 tiers. The bottom will be vanilla sponge with jam, the middle layer chocolate sponge with salted Caramel and all layers I'm planning on serving with a dollop of fresh thick cream. But no idea what to do for the top layer! All I can think of are red velvet (but don't want a coloured sponge since it'll be a naked cake) and lemon drizzle (which I dislike the flavour of) oh and definitely not fruit cake... Any other ideas?

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  • Carrot cake? Coffee?

    Love the sound of this too btw! 

  • Ashley72Ashley72 Posts: 1,135 New bride

    White chocolate and raspberry?

    Coffee and walnut?

  • ducklingduckling Posts: 116 New bride

    Cherry and almond? Banana? Coconut?

  • Barbie3Barbie3 Posts: 340

    What flavours does ur hubby2be like? U have over a year 2 try them all out.... x

  • Oooh I'm making my own naked cake too! My H2B loves fruit cake and marzipan but I hate it so the bottom tier will be a simnel cake, middle tier is strawberry and thyme and top tier is lemon with limencello buttercream and homemade lemon curd. All gluten and dairy free as I'm ceoliac and H2B has an allergy to milk protein, we're a right pair! 

  • Mrs AyseMrs Ayse Posts: 561

    We had champagne sponge, was DELICIOUS! 

  • MrsS2019MrsS2019 Posts: 132 New bride

    Our cake is having a normal Victoria sponge layer, chocolate fudge layer, sticky toffee pudding flavour cake, and I would love a elderflower and lemon layer as I love both flavours but never tried them together, and undecided on the last flavour we are having 

  • Abigail56Abigail56 Posts: 102

    White chocolate & raspberry?

    We are having chocolate sponge with galaxy buttercream, white chocolate & raspberry, salted caramel sponge with salted caramel buttercream, & traditional fruit cake.

  • AwhelenqtAwhelenqt Posts: 782 New bride
    August2018Bride wrote (see post):

    Oooh I'm making my own naked cake too! My H2B loves fruit cake and marzipan but I hate it so the bottom tier will be a simnel cake, middle tier is strawberry and thyme and top tier is lemon with limencello buttercream and homemade lemon curd. All gluten and dairy free as I'm ceoliac and H2B has an allergy to milk protein, we're a right pair! 

    Ours will be all GF because my sister is coeliac!

    Thank you everyone for great ideas!

  • Awhelenqt wrote (see post):
    August2018Bride wrote (see post):

    Oooh I'm making my own naked cake too! My H2B loves fruit cake and marzipan but I hate it so the bottom tier will be a simnel cake, middle tier is strawberry and thyme and top tier is lemon with limencello buttercream and homemade lemon curd. All gluten and dairy free as I'm ceoliac and H2B has an allergy to milk protein, we're a right pair! 

    Ours will be all GF because my sister is coeliac!

    Thank you everyone for great ideas!

    It's so good of you to be totally inclusive! The last wedding I went to I was given two little meringue kisses instead of even a small GF cupcake at the very least 😂 I've got myself, my H2B, my H2B niece's egg allergy, two guests with lactose intolarances and vegetarian/vegans to cater for so my menu us inclusive of everyone and with decent replacement where necessary lol 

  • Mrs2018Mrs2018 Posts: 398

    Sorry to hijack but is it easy to make them gluten free? My future MIL is making ours and I'm worried she will have a paddy when I ask for the chocolate cake to be gluten free! 

    Our layers are fruit cake, chocolate cake, Victoria sponge and wither lemon drizzle or white chocolate and raspberry 

  • AwhelenqtAwhelenqt Posts: 782 New bride
    August2018Bride wrote (see post):
    Awhelenqt wrote (see post):
    August2018Bride wrote (see post):

    Oooh I'm making my own naked cake too! My H2B loves fruit cake and marzipan but I hate it so the bottom tier will be a simnel cake, middle tier is strawberry and thyme and top tier is lemon with limencello buttercream and homemade lemon curd. All gluten and dairy free as I'm ceoliac and H2B has an allergy to milk protein, we're a right pair! 

    Ours will be all GF because my sister is coeliac!

    Thank you everyone for great ideas!

    It's so good of you to be totally inclusive! The last wedding I went to I was given two little meringue kisses instead of even a small GF cupcake at the very least 😂 I've got myself, my H2B, my H2B niece's egg allergy, two guests with lactose intolarances and vegetarian/vegans to cater for so my menu us inclusive of everyone and with decent replacement where necessary lol 

    Yeah I don't eat meat, my bridesmaids sometimes does vegan months, my sister is coeliac so we've got a few things to contend with. I want to make sure everyone can eat everything so it'll be like 90% pescatatian and GF 😊

    So far I like the sound of white chocolate and Raspberry the best! I also thought I could do apple and blackberry maybe?? An apple cake with either fresh blackberries or a compote in the middle?

  • I know you said you’re having a chocolate tier with salted caramel but could you have one chocolate layer (maybe chocolate fudge cake), another salted caramel layer and then vanilla?

    This is pretty much exactly what we’re having, but I’m thinking of changing the vanilla to white chocolate and raspberry 🤤

  • Mrs2018 wrote (see post):

    Sorry to hijack but is it easy to make them gluten free? My future MIL is making ours and I'm worried she will have a paddy when I ask for the chocolate cake to be gluten free! 

    Our layers are fruit cake, chocolate cake, Victoria sponge and wither lemon drizzle or white chocolate and raspberry 

    Sorry Mrs2018, just seen this. I generally use a base recipe for an 6 or 8 inch tin (can't remember which!) and multiply if I need more: 

    150g GF Flour

    150g Caster sugar

    100g Butter

    2 eggs

    Then add whatever flavour is required. Obvs if its too liquid-y I add flour and if too solid, I add another egg or some dairy free milk alternative. 

  • AwhelenqtAwhelenqt Posts: 782 New bride
    August2018Bride wrote (see post):
    Mrs2018 wrote (see post):

    Sorry to hijack but is it easy to make them gluten free? My future MIL is making ours and I'm worried she will have a paddy when I ask for the chocolate cake to be gluten free! 

    Our layers are fruit cake, chocolate cake, Victoria sponge and wither lemon drizzle or white chocolate and raspberry 

    Sorry Mrs2018, just seen this. I generally use a base recipe for an 6 or 8 inch tin (can't remember which!) and multiply if I need more: 

    150g GF Flour

    150g Caster sugar

    100g Butter

    2 eggs

    Then add whatever flavour is required. Obvs if its too liquid-y I add flour and if too solid, I add another egg or some dairy free milk alternative. 

    I personally separate the eggs and whisk the whites then fold them in and that makes it fluffier!

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