Which wedding cake flavour? Our Norfolk experts answer
07 Nov 2018
Give your guests something to remember with an extra memorable wedding cake flavour. These Norfolk cake makers share their most popular options...
Lemon Tree Fine Foods
Whether instead of or as well as a traditional sweet wedding cake, cheese wedding cakes are popular now and understandably so – they make a great centrepiece for either a wedding breakfast course or perhaps an evening buffet and are delicious too. They can be dressed up to the nines in your chosen theme or according to the season, or left fairly simple to show off the cheeses' different textures and colours... and they always make a great impact and talking point.
Marta and Warren Thorp have a specialist cheese shop near Norwich and particularly enjoy helping couples with their choice of cheese wedding cake. They say: “It can be great fun to visit your cheesemonger and try lots of different cheeses. Together we try to end up with a nice variety of flavours, types, textures and colours – that way it will look fantastic and there will be something for everyone."
"B’s Bakes was born from a passion of designing and creating beautiful cakes. Since opening B’s Bakes, we've seen cake design trends change from fondant covered and naked to more recently semi-naked and buttercream covered cakes. However, the traditional classic white cake (pictured below) remains a versatile favourite befitting of any wedding theme."
"But it’s not just the design trends that change, couples are increasingly wanting something just a little bit different and B's Bakes loves experimenting with new flavours. The most popular flavour of the moment is 'Pumpkin Spice', a carefully created mix of spices used in pumpkin pie infused into a fluffy sponge and whipped into a buttercream filling. It closely beats B's Bake's cherry bakewell-inspired almond sponge with cherry and vanilla filling and banoffee-inspired banana sponge with caramel filling. Also firm favourites are chocbanana and white chocolate and raspberry." Bekka Page
Beth Haxby Cakes
"My sweet tooth is what fuelled my love for all things cake when I was 16, and I've been experimenting with recipes and flavours ever since. I enjoy the creative side of decorating my cakes as much as the baking, and my mantra is 'making cakes that taste as good as they look'. One of my most popular flavours this year has been coconut, passionfruit and white chocolate - such a deliciously fruity and sweet combination. I think people are keen to introduce new, exciting, and in this case tropical, flavours into their wedding cake, and why not? While the classic flavours will always be popular, I think it's fun to throw a 'curve-ball' flavour into the mix that will surprise and delight your more experimental guests."
Sugar Buttons Creative
"Trying to choose a favourite cake flavour is incredibly hard. I love my zesty lemon cheesecake cake, coffee and amaretto, cherry bakewell and banoffee but my current favourite is my gluten-free white chocolate, pistachio and cardamom. The combination of moist nutty sponge with a silky smooth white chocolate ganache and buttercream is taken to the next level with a hint of freshly ground cardamom.
"Sugar Buttons designs and creates delicious bespoke wedding cakes with the ultimate wow factor. I pride myself on creating unique and personal cakes that taste as good as they look. As a diagnosed coeliac I have developed a range of delicious allergy and vegan friendly recipes so nobody needs to be left out.
"I provide fun filled cupcake decorating hen parties and if you’re interested in learning how to develop your own creative cake skills, you can join me for one-to-one tailor-made classes." Imogen Davison
Love Wedding Cakes
"Wedding cakes are now all about the citrus. Couples have been inspired by Meghan and Harry's beautiful lemon and elderflower sponge and our lemon and raspberry cake has been a huge hit. The winner by a mile and my personal favourite is coconut and lime, a refreshing and unexpected change from the usual Victoria sponge. Light coconut infused sponge with zingy lime buttercream - and a shot of Malibu if you like. Even customers who proclaim "I don't like coconut cake" have been won over.
"We offer a range of delicious cake flavours and love to experiment with new and seasonal combinations, Cherry bakewell has been the latest addition to our menu. At Love Wedding Cakes' we create stylish, modern wedding cakes and luxurious dessert tables, perfect if you can't decide on just a few flavours." Amber Briggs