this kind of comment cracks me up!!
My wedding cakes are/were straight Betty Crocker out of the box, yet I'd get person after person after person comment on how they "LOVE!" the taste of wedding cake.
I'm laughing and thinking, "its the same dang cake you make for your kid's birthday party!"
Most of it is all in their head.
Case in point: One night for dinner I made a noodle soup, french bread, salad. I had the table set beautifully! Hubby and I had wine, kids had water and I even got out the good water goblets. It looked awesome!! Hubby proclaimed it the best meal he'd ever had.
A week later, we have the very same food ... soup, bread, salad .... except it was a "fix your own plate and meet me in the TV room!" night. Hubby goes into the kitchen, making a face like he smells something bad and sternly (!) reminds me that "You KNOW I don't like soup for dinner!"
Freakin' piece of sh*t, he got told and he got told good!! A "nice" little reminder that he ate the very same food last week and loved it, raved about it. I went up his one side, down the other and started back up again!
It's all in the presentation!
And cake presented as wedding cake ALWAYS tastes better, regardless of the flavor!