Originally Posted by aandsmommy
OK, so made a lovely cake this past weekend and bride had requested almond cake with chocolate mousse and fresh raspberries. Cake was beautiful,
but I guess I made a mistake because she wanted white cake with almond flavoring, but I made a scratch sour cream almond which was pale yellow. She called to say that she was thrilled with the cake, but was unhappy with that part. I asked what she wanted and she said some money off or a groom's cake ! I said let me see what I can do...I was thinking a certificate for 1 or 2 dozen cupcakes...thoughts? I uploaded a pic of the cake in my album...all ivory and white with roses.
Thoughts on the 1-2 dozen cupcakes and how to word a response.
I don't know our op says she made the mistake.
Was it a misunderstanding or a mistake.
Because the point is that yellow cake is a different flavor. I mean it's not the subtle color difference between two chocolate cakes or a darker strawberry. Yellow cake is a different flavor and it's not traditional--it's not the norm it's not the expected flavor unless yellow cake is specifically ordered.
I mean besides the yolks there's the butter and vanilla too to taint the whiteness. I mean white cake is not pale yellow. but white cake can be slmond flavored and still be very white.
I can see her being concerned about the difference. White is a big deal at a wedding. Yellow cake is a different flavor. And if she noticed that much...that is a glaring difference.
Whether it's a full out mistake--is it reasonable to expect that almond cake be white for a wedding cake? If I ordered almond cake I'd expect it to be white for a wedding myself. Almond extact is clear, and sour cream is white.
And I mean you mighta wanted to ask her when she wanted the cupcakes.