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We’re biased, but we think deciding on your wedding cake flavors is one of the most enjoyable (and delicious) parts of the wedding planning process. From timeless to trendy, there are almost endless possibilities to consider. You’ll need to narrow down your options to find the best wedding cake flavors for your reception.

How to Pick Wedding Cake Flavors

When planning for your wedding cake, it’s always best to start early, especially if your wedding falls during peak season. You’ll also want to set a budget. This should be based not only on the size of the cake but also on how many cake flavors and fillings you want. Some selections may be more expensive than others.

Ultimately, you should choose the cake you and your significant other want, rather than what you think your parents or guests would like. Accommodations can always be made for factors like dietary restrictions with separate, individual desserts. Once these details are settled, it’s time to start thinking about flavors!

Choose What You Like

Think about the flavors you and your future spouse enjoy. It is your wedding cake, after all. It’s perfectly fair to have flavors that reflect your tastes.

Pick Seasonal Flavors

Certain flavors really pop seasonally. Opting for a flavor based on the time of year of your wedding adds a sophisticated touch.

Select Complementary Flavors

If you have a particular theme, color, or decor in mind for your wedding, you can choose a flavor that nods to these details.

Sample Tastings

One of the best ways to find the perfect flavor for your wedding cake is to try different kinds. Work with your baker to find a good combination for your cake and fillings. Remember the cake should be balanced not just in flavor but also in texture.

Can't make it in for a tasting? Try our cake sampler boxes!
Narrow Down Options

The number of flavors in your wedding cake is really up to you. Most cakes will only feature two or three flavors, including cake and filling. For more variety, consider adding tiers to your cake, each with a different flavor pairing.

Traditional Wedding Cake Flavors

Classic wedding cake flavors are universally loved by guests.

  • Vanilla
  • Chocolate
  • White
  • Red Velvet
  • Lemon
  • Almond

Traditional Wedding Cake Filling Flavors

Conventional fillings pair well with classic cake flavors. Though they may be simple, these fillings are guaranteed crowd-pleasers.

  • Fudge
  • Bavarian Cream
  • Lemon
  • Strawberry
  • Raspberry
  • Cherry

Unique Wedding Cake Flavors

Unconventional wedding cake flavors may be more suited to refined palettes. They could be exactly what you’re looking for on your big day.

  • Earl Grey Tea
  • Spice
  • Olive Oil
  • Champagne
  • Coconut

Unique Wedding Cake Filling Flavors

Though not impossible, it might be a little challenging to find the right flavor profile with both a special cake flavor and a unique filling. Consider pairing unconventional fillings like these with a classic cake flavor, or vice versa.

  • Ganache
  • Cannoli
  • Peanut Butter Mousse
  • Chocolate Mousse
  • White Chocolate Mousse
  • Cookies and Cream

Create a Custom Wedding Cake with Frost

Frost Artisan Bakery offers custom and tiered cakes to couples across WNY. Helping our customers celebrate their special day is one of the best parts of our job. If you’re looking for someone to help bring your dream wedding cake to life, our team is ready to talk dessert. Get in touch with us today to get started!