Most Popular Flavours

Baking By Lemmers Updated 27 Jul 2011 , 4:15am by lepmer

Lemmers Posted 6 Jul 2011 , 2:58pm
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Hi all,

Apologies if this subject has been previously covered- I did a search and didn't find anything, but can't imagine nobody has asked before!

Anyway, I'm in the process of starting a small cake business (selling cupcakes at fetes and craft fairs etc, and then decorating cakes to order). As I don't have a huge amount of time OR money to spare, I'm doing my research now and was wondering what are the most popular cupcake flavours you tend to sell? Which are ordered the most or receive the best response? I wont ask to steal recipes, but just a general idea would be soooo helpful.

I want to start out with 5 or 6 flavours to offer and then add to that if I find demand is high enough (cupcakes are still relatively new here in the UK).

Any help very much appreciated! icon_smile.gif

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Cupcations Posted 6 Jul 2011 , 5:28pm
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LOl steal recipes your so funny... CC members love to help & share, ask whatever you want... You will find your answer here thumbs_up.gif

Anyways IMO the most popular flavors are:

Red Velvet
Carrot Cake
& lately French Vanilla

HTH thumbs_up.gif

Osgirl Posted 6 Jul 2011 , 6:38pm
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I'm relatively new as well, but so far popular choices have been vanilla with cream cheese frosting, chocolate with chocolate cream cheese frosting, strawberry, and salted caramel.

Dizzymaiden Posted 6 Jul 2011 , 7:01pm
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I would start to research popular bakeries and see what they offer. I like using standby flavors but also seasonal.

Loving anything light and fruity right now when it is hot.

Lemmers Posted 7 Jul 2011 , 5:29pm
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Thank you so much for your replies- it's good to know that good old chocolate still rates high icon_biggrin.gif

I am keen to try salted caramel actually and can imagine it would go down quite well!

There aren't many places specialising in cupcakes around here, mainly Starbucks and the local supermarket icon_eek.gif Not a bad thing for me though i guess!

Stephy42088 Posted 7 Jul 2011 , 5:46pm
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for me its: red velvet, chocolate with chocolate ganache filling and chocolate frosting, creme brulee (macsmom recipe) filled with caramel and bavarian creme and frosting with white chocolate ganache, lemon with cream cheese frosting

Lemmers Posted 14 Jul 2011 , 6:06pm
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Ooh the creme brulee sounds to die for!! May have to give that a try!

I was going to attempt IMBC today, until I realised I had about a 1/4 cup of butter icon_rolleyes.gif

pinklatte Posted 14 Jul 2011 , 10:54pm
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For me these have been the top three:

Red Velvet - even though it's not my favorite, lol
Vanilla - surprised because it's such a simple flavor
Chocolate - my favorite

Harrisburgcupcakes Posted 16 Jul 2011 , 7:30pm
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I do not have a store front, so my customers order for events like birthdays, weddings, showers, etc. I find that people are more adventerous when walking into a store front. They are willing to try a Chocolate Chili cupcake but dont necessarily want a dozen or more of that flavor. Classic flavors are top sellers for my customers.

Cake Flavors: Vanilla, Chocolate, Strawberry, Lemon, and Red Velvet.
Icing Flavors: Vanilla, Peanut Butter, Chocolate, Strawberry, Fresh Whipped Cream, and Cream Cheese.

scp1127 Posted 16 Jul 2011 , 10:32pm
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I agree with Harrisburg. You have to order 12 of mine too. I really don't stress the basics, but flavors like turtle, key lime, Reese's, lemon meringue, bananas Foster, and Guiness. But these flavors are what I'm known for. I let the customers know that if they like the flavor, they will like the cupcakes. So far, so good.

CasperCakeCreations Posted 16 Jul 2011 , 10:58pm
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The cupcake I sell the most of is a strawberry, made from yellow cake mix, jello, and fresh frozen strawberries, filled with key lime pudding, frosted with strawberry frosting that you see with the cake recipe.
Another popular one is red velvet with cream cheese frosting that is piped in varied colors of hydrangeas.
All of my cupcakes are made from cake mix, which I make with buttermilk in place of the water, and some additional oil, especially in the red velvet.

Lemmers Posted 19 Jul 2011 , 5:23pm
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Thanks again everyone for your comments- I am definately going to give red velvet a go. I recently bought a box of red velvet cuppies from our local big supermarket (in the UK) and they a) tasted very 'manufactured' as expected, but most shockingly b) were not red!!!! They were just chocolate cupcakes with a vanilla frosting! Nothing 'red velvet' about them!

Anyway, I've also made some creme brulee cupcakes for my daughters birthday and the one I tested was lovely icon_smile.gif Now to try that IMBC icon_wink.gif

lexi55033 Posted 19 Jul 2011 , 8:21pm
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My top 3 flavors are:

1. Chocolate Cupcake/Chocolate Buttercream
2. White Almond Cupcake/Strawberry Filling/Vanilla Buttercream
3. Cookies and Cream Cupcake/Vanilla Buttercream

AliBakes6167 Posted 24 Jul 2011 , 12:59am
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Hey there - I live in New Zealand - the most popular flavours of mine are:

Red Velvet

CasperCakeCreations Posted 24 Jul 2011 , 1:08am
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I live in the USA and am not familiar with Banoffee, may I ask what the flavor is?

Sorelle Posted 24 Jul 2011 , 1:16am
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Chocolate, vanilla bean, lemon, chocolate chai, and the last couple months, lavender and grapefruit.

AliBakes6167 Posted 24 Jul 2011 , 2:27am
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Originally Posted by CasperCakeCreations

I live in the USA and am not familiar with Banoffee, may I ask what the flavor is?

Hi! Banoffee is Banana Toffee (or caramel). I use a vanilla cake, pipe caramel in the center, frost with banana buttercream and drizzle with caramel. so good! probably a little bit like banana cream pie but minus the creamicon_wink.gif

lepmer Posted 27 Jul 2011 , 4:15am
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These all sound fabulous! Would any of you be willing to share the recipes of your favorites?

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