To experience a wedding cake tasting, you typically have to get married. But Magnolia Bakery recently let us in on the (usually) once-in-a-lifetime experience with a tasting of its new wedding cakes. We gathered a team of sweet-toothed editors to diligently taste five flavors of cake — carrot cake, red velvet, devil's food, classic vanilla, and lemon meringue — and share their thoughts. Go behind the scenes of what it's like to experience a wedding cake tasting and which cakes were the biggest hits with our editors.
What to Expect From a Wedding Cake Tasting
Typically at any wedding cake tasting, the couple will select three to four flavors to sample; the bakery then provides slices or small cakes in each flavor. At Magnolia, clients choose three flavors, and the bakery selects one then serves up all four choices as miniature cakes — each about the size of a large coffee mug. (Note: though Magnolia ships many of its desserts nationwide, it does not ship wedding cakes.)
For simplicity's sake, couples are advised to choose just one flavor for a wedding, rather than mixing and matching tiers, so that guests aren't scrambling to get the specific flavor they want and the party doesn't run out of one flavor. Guests can also opt for a "deconstructed dessert table," which features an assortment of cake shapes and flavors.
Source: Magnolia Bakery