~Our Renewals~ Hey my WBC family! I've been a little hush- hush lately. Our 14th wedding ann...
First let me tell you a little background.....our venue includes cakes and we can't use an outside baker. When we signed up last year they were using a bakery that was well known in our county. I actually went to a bridal show last year and they were there so I was sooo excited to try some cake! I did and it was AMAZINGGGGGGGGGGGGGG, the best cake I've ever had!! So of course I was excited......
Well....they have since switched bakers because apparently the first one was a little difficult to work with.....AND my FH went to a bridal shower with me and neither baker (new or old) was there but another one was so he tried a sample and loved it!!!! And he absolutely does not like cake! So he was actually excited about the cake now which was THRILLING to me because he does not like cake AT ALL!
So of course we were excited to go today to try some cake and all but we couldn't help but leave a little disappointed! First of all we waited there for almost 20 minutes and no one said anything to us...we had an appointment and there were people still from the morning (not sure if they walked in or had an appt) but it ran 20 minutes into ours!!! So we were already a little annoyed but oh well right? There's no choice, this is our baker whether we like it or not.
So we sit down and got to choose 4 different types of cake to try and while she made them we looked at designs. And we found out because we only have 75 people that if we got round or square shaped cake then that would mean we only get 2 tiers!! Ahhhhhh I kind of had a feeling that was going to happen....she said we could do a Styrofoam layer which would cost us $40 and yes we would have to pay for it....OR we could add another layer (20 pieces) for $80....So first of all we weren't supposed to pay anything for this cake so I don't really want to pay anything...and I don't feel like paying $40 for Styrofoam, and we don't need an extra 20 pieces and I didn't want to pay $80 for 20 extra pieces that we didn't need.
BUT if we did a hexagon cake then it would work and we could do 3 tiers....SO that's what we decided but it ends up with 8 extra pieces so we COULD have to pay for that, it's only $36 but I'm hoping my venue just foots the bill...cross fingers for one less thing to worry about! And I found a picture of white detailing that I just looooooove, it's not too much but just enough! I'm going to add that. It's going to be pretty much like the 1st picture in the post below except with the detail and the hexagon shape.
ANYWAY we finally got the cake and this is the worst part.....we did NOT like it!! Ahhhh....we tried raspberry, strawberry, cream cheese, and german chocolate (which is chocolate, coconut and pecan) fillings. The raspberry and strawberry were AWFUL! And the cream cheese was ok, just really plain. The german chocolate was very good and chance hates coconut and liked it. But that's what we picked...So it will be vanilla cake with buttercream icing and german chocolate filling...don't get me wrong, it was good!! But it just wasn't what I had in mind!
I feel bad because most people don't like coconut but nothing else was good. I thought about going out on a limb and just trying a regular chocolate filling but I dunno, not without trying it.
So that's where we left it, unhappy that we didn't find something we truly loved but VERY happy about how it will look!