Tastes Like A Baby Shower Cake?

Decorating By dl5crew Updated 30 Mar 2010 , 4:11pm by Rosie2

dl5crew Posted 20 Mar 2010 , 10:54pm
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Is there something that makes a baby shower cake taste different than a normal cake? I ahve someone who wants a wedding cake, but wants it to taste like a baby shower cake? Am I missing something here? icon_confused.gif

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m1m Posted 20 Mar 2010 , 11:06pm
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Maybe ask her to be more specific?

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rainbow_kisses Posted 20 Mar 2010 , 11:08pm
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The only thing your missing is your customers nievety. A baby shower cake is just going to look different to a wedding cake, unless of course she wants a perticular flavour of cake icon_confused.gif

kimblyd Posted 20 Mar 2010 , 11:12pm
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Since you make cakes you should know which kind she had at the baby shower. Sounds simple to me. icon_biggrin.gif

This made me laugh, mostly because it sounds like something I would have said before I started making cakes... icon_redface.gif

Kim

LeckieAnne Posted 20 Mar 2010 , 11:50pm
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LOL - that's hilarious!

Carlachef Posted 21 Mar 2010 , 12:21am
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I had someone ask for a cake that tastes like a wedding cake ? It had me asking the same question. He insisted that wedding cakes taste different than regular cakes. He's had my cakes and apparently they don't taste like Wedding cake ! lol

KoryAK Posted 21 Mar 2010 , 12:26am
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OMG I had that one too - about the "wedding cake flavor". IDK of any bakeries that make that flavor - for me its all the same recipes, just different decor. Maybe try to find out what FLAVOR that cake was.

indydebi Posted 21 Mar 2010 , 12:26am
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Unless she means "I want a cake that tastes like a stale grocery store cake!" icon_lol.gif

Seriously, it always cracks me up when people would ooooh and ahhhh over "I just LUV the taste of wedding cake!" and I'd be standing there, laughing to myself, and thinking, "It's the very same cake that you eat at birthdays, anniversaries and baby showers!" I espeically like the ones who tell me "I don't like white cake except for wedding cakes." DUH! dunce.gif Same cake!

It's all in their head.

rainbow_kisses Posted 21 Mar 2010 , 12:30am
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maybe she was wanting something that tasted like babypowder or 'chocolate mud cake' icon_wink.gif

kiwigal81 Posted 21 Mar 2010 , 12:36am
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Just an idea, I've seen that lots of people seem to use creme bouquet for wedding cake frosting. Is this maybe what she means? Because I think of that as a wedding thing, but we don't get it here so that's why I've put it in that category. Or traditional wedding cake: fruit cake, RI?? Yep, I'd ask her, since your psychic abilities are failing you today icon_cry.gificon_biggrin.gificon_cry.gificon_biggrin.gificon_cry.gificon_biggrin.gif

vickymacd Posted 21 Mar 2010 , 12:36am
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Okay, I'm one of those idiots.....when asked what flavor cake was MY favorite, the answer was "wedding cake flavor". Now I can make that 'wedding cake flavor'. Ha, ha.

Baby shower flavor? Hmmmm, throw in some baby powder or spit up.
Just kidding.

tarheelgirl Posted 21 Mar 2010 , 12:50am
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I met with a bride today who said the local popular bakery in town.. well their cakes did not taste like mine. Mine tasted like a wedding cake! icon_confused.gificon_biggrin.gif I was like.. well.. ok! GREAT! icon_razz.gif

I agree, maybe she is looking for something that taste like a stale grocery store cake.

mamawrobin Posted 21 Mar 2010 , 12:55am
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Ok. Never heard of "baby shower cake" taste. That one is a first to me. I've also heard people say "I just love wedding cake". Like Debi said...DUH!!! it's the same as birthday, anniversary etc. just different decor icon_lol.gif .

Bakingangel Posted 21 Mar 2010 , 1:16am
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Maybe it "tastes like a wedding cake" because they had to dress up for the occasion! icon_wink.gif

Bunsen Posted 21 Mar 2010 , 1:31am
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Baby shower cake is the same as wedding cake - just use baby powder instead of cornstarch to roll out your fondant, gives it that hint of baby's bottom icon_wink.gif

Kitagrl Posted 21 Mar 2010 , 1:37am
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I hear alot of people who complain about the taste of wedding cake so maybe she had a bad one in the past and wants her baby shower cake to be "good"? Maybe she means "moist" vs "dry"?

Carlachef Posted 21 Mar 2010 , 1:39am
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Maybe it is the cream bouquet flavor. I'm gonna make a cake and take it to my dad inlaw,( the one who asked me about the wedding cake flavor). I will use it instead of vanilla, just to see. hmmmm

indydebi Posted 21 Mar 2010 , 2:02am
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I just remembered one bride who called and asked me if she HAD to have almond flavoring in her wedding cake because people were telling her she had to. I told her, "I think almond flavoring is disgusting and have never made an almond flavored cake in 30 years. Darlin' you can have whatever flavors you WANT in your cake! Tell them they are full of it!" She laughed and said that was a relief to hear!

Who makes these "food rules" anyway? icon_confused.gif

I have a low tolerance for those who play by the POSTA rules .... you know, those silly little rules that tell you what you're "posta" do and what you're not "posta" do yet no one has any clear reason on WHY they're doing them .... except that someone told them "you're POSTA do it that way!"?

mamawrobin Posted 21 Mar 2010 , 3:57am
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I agree Debi, I absolutely HATE almond flavoring. Glad to know I'm not by myself icon_lol.gif It seems to be all the rage to some but I can't stand it.

LeckieAnne Posted 21 Mar 2010 , 3:57am
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Originally Posted by indydebi

POSTA rules .... you know, those silly little rules that tell you what you're "posta" do and what you're not "posta" do yet no one has any clear reason on WHY they're doing them .... except that someone told them "you're POSTA do it that way!"?




LOL - you kill me! I'm totally stealing that line! icon_smile.gif

But - I do have family who ask me for the "wedding cake" - meaning the WASC cake and the icing with the almond flavoring in it (I use vanilla, almond, butter combo in my crusting buttercream). But - nope - never heard of baby shower cake either.

KarmaStew Posted 21 Mar 2010 , 7:57am
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Originally Posted by dl5crew

Is there something that makes a baby shower cake taste different than a normal cake? I ahve someone who wants a wedding cake, but wants it to taste like a baby shower cake? Am I missing something here? icon_confused.gif




Um, no, you're not missing anything, but your client most surely is. Brain cells.

tarheelgirl Posted 21 Mar 2010 , 1:11pm
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I love the almond flavor! icon_biggrin.gif 65% of my cakes are WASC! icon_lol.gif

confectionsofahousewife Posted 21 Mar 2010 , 1:36pm
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Originally Posted by tarheelgirl

I love the almond flavor! icon_biggrin.gif 65% of my cakes are WASC! icon_lol.gif




Me too! Most people I know want it too!

ILE Posted 21 Mar 2010 , 1:43pm
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i was ask the samething about 2yrs ago and i told the lady ok do you prefer similac,enfamil or soy base formula.taste.she look at me like i was crazy. and said what do you mean? an i said...well you want a cake that taste like a( baby) shower cake.

dl5crew Posted 21 Mar 2010 , 2:15pm
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When this was said I gave her the icon_confused.gif look. She asked if I knew what she meant? I said all cakes are made pretty much the same way. I wasn't aware that one had a different taste, unless it's the flavoring. She then felt stupid. The groom said " You know they do taste different" I said " From my end, they don't. All of my cakes generally taste the same. You can always go to Publix and order from them. They may have the taste you want. As, I'm clueless to the difference. Hey I'm, game for almost anything."

I don't want to ever make anyone feel stupid. What I think automatically shows upon my face.

Carlachef Posted 21 Mar 2010 , 2:30pm
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This subject kinda reminds me of the " is there a difference between cake recipes and cupcake recipes". I get that a lot being a cake decorating teacher.

KathysCC Posted 21 Mar 2010 , 2:30pm
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Well, I think that most people believe wedding cake is white cake with almond flavoring. I've had people tell me that they don't want their white cake to taste like wedding cake.

My guess is that she might just want a yellow cake. I definitely wouldn't go with white...that is TOO wedding.

Awe! Everyone, please give them a break. Other people just don't know as much as we do about cake. icon_smile.gif

PinkZiab Posted 21 Mar 2010 , 2:39pm
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Originally Posted by Carlachef

This subject kinda reminds me of the " is there a difference between cake recipes and cupcake recipes".




Believe it or not, there CAN be a difference. Sure most (but not all) cake recipes can be baked as cupcakes, but I have a lot of cupcake recipes that do NOT bake up well in a full-sized cake pans--the recipes are JUST cupcake recipes... and in the same way, I have cake recipes that fall flat when you try to bake them as cupcakes. So this question isn't as bizarre as you might think.

Carlachef Posted 21 Mar 2010 , 2:49pm
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really, hmmm, thanks for that correction.

tmcakes Posted 21 Mar 2010 , 3:19pm
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I get that alot! Around here that means the flavor. Traditional wedding cakes here in New Orleans have a Almond flavor (almond emulsion) vs. party cakes they have the Cream Bouquet flavor. Same exact cake but different flavors. HTH

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