Jan 25, 2010

Most Popular Wedding Cake Flavors

What are the most popular wedding cake flavors? Some of these may surprise you - like coconut cake with lime buttercream. Chocolate is our favorite, no surprise there. And where there's chocolate, there is also dark chocolate ganache, a delicious duo of chocolate and cream, made in a 2 to 1 ratio. For making a glaze to drip down the sides of your cake - three times as much chocolate as cream is commonly used. So whether you create your own wedding cake or hire a professional baker, these are the most requested wedding cake flavors, shown in reverse order (list compiled by Bijoux Doux Specialty Cakes).

Top 10 Wedding Cake Flavors

10. Chocolate-almond cake, chocolate ganache, and mocha buttercream
 9. Banana cake and chocolate buttercream
 8. Coconut cake and lime buttercream
 7. Hazelnut-almond cake, chocolate ganache, and raspberries
 6. White cake, lemon buttercream, and raspberries
 5. Chocolate devil’s food cake, chocolate ganache, and praline buttercream
 4. Lemon cake, lemon curd, and vanilla buttercream
 3. Yellow butter cake and chocolate buttercream and/or chocolate ganache
 2. Chocolate devil’s food cake, vanilla buttercream, and raspberries
 1. Chocolate devil’s food cake with vanilla buttercream icing

Easy Chocolate Ganache

  • 9 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon dark rum
Place the chocolate into a medium bowl. Heat the cream in a small sauce pan over medium heat.

Bring just to a boil, watching very carefully because if it boils for a few seconds, it will boil out of the pot. When the cream has come to a boil, pour over the chopped chocolate, and whisk until smooth. Stir in the rum if desired.

Allow the ganache to cool slightly before pouring over a cake. Start at the center of the cake and work outward. For a fluffy frosting or chocolate filling, allow it to cool until thick, then whip with a whisk until light and fluffy.

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