I mostly make special occasion cakes..... for spoiled kids (OK, so I'm the one that likes to spoil them) .... but any ways... it seems that it is always Chocolate, White Cake, and Red Velvet (my daughters favorite). I try and change up the fillings at least but get mixed reviews, for instance the parents love the raspberry but the kids hate it and just scrape it off. The kids always love the chocolate ganache filling.... but the adults tend to think that it is too rich. I need some ideas for something DIFFERENT.... that BOTH the kids and the adults would like. Any ideas??
I feel the same way!!!! If someone else tells me that "but my favorite is just white cake with plain frosting" I am going to scream. Sometimes I wish that I could have tastings for occasion cakes just so people know there is other flavors out there. At least let me put a better filling in it or something!! I will be intrested in hearing others ideas.
I essentially don't give people a choice about "plain and simple"...unless they specifically ask. I refuse to do a yellow cake unless requested. I do "white chocolate" instead of white cake, "bittersweet chocolate" instead of chocolate cake, and I am known for my speciality flavors (chai cake, cinnamon-hazelnut filling, chocolate rum cake w/ raspberry rum filling).
When I want to try something new, I bake 1/2 cake and bring it to work and I usually get 3-4 orders on the spot.
My last experiment was a base of yellow cake with 2 tbs of coco lopez and 2 tsp of coconut flavor. I added lemon curd filling and BC with cream bouquet. It was a big hit, ended up with 4 orders.