6 Trending Flavours for Your Engagement Cake
Sugar roses, elaborate patterns and myriad colours to treat your eyes! Your engagement cake could be anything from ‘I-like-classics’ to ‘I-want-to-go-nutty’. Your cake could look like the ones they show on those fancy television programs, but the taste also matters as much as the aesthetic factor. You don’t need to break the bank to welcome your guests with scrumptious cakes. A little thought along with the moolah, of course, go a long way. We’ve rounded up some mouthwatering engagement cake flavours that are sure to please everyone’s palate.
The perfect union of vanilla bean pastry cream and white butter cake. This French classic has been a popular choice in India and ensures that your guests go wide-eyed. Spruce it up, add a layer of caramel buttercream, frosting and garnish the sides with caramel syrup. If you like to go all creamy, this one’s going to make the cut.
Let’s all say it out loud – “We hate safe bets.” Carrot is the flavour of this engagement season and ideal for couples who like the non-traditional route. Typically paired with a cream or cheese frosting, you could ask the chef to throw in unpredictability and add his own distinctive elements. It is soft and dense, making it melt into the mouth with the right touch of moisture and consistency. This cake is made with grated carrots and nuts added to the batter. If you don’t prefer the conventional chocolate options, this is the flavour for you.
White Chocolate with Raspberry
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For all the Choco lovers out there, here’s a refreshing take on your favourite flavour. This cake combines the sweet richness of white chocolate and a hint of raspberry fruitiness. Top this winning combination with raspberry jam, raspberry cream or fresh raspberry filling. Made in heaven, it is so mouthwatering that it doesn’t need icing.
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What better way to showcase your romance and love for each other than a red velvet cake? It tastes a little like both chocolate and vanilla, still not overpowering your taste buds with one flavour. Rich and smooth, it could be paired with cream cheese frosting. You slice it any way you like; your guests are bound to gaga over it and make you want to snip a swipe of frosting. It’s cute and royal at the same time. We wouldn’t have it any other way!
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Tangy and not-so-sweet, lemon cakes are perfect for couples who don’t like excessively sugary options. Light and fresh, this citrus flavour is ideal for any season and not too heavy. Want to make it more lip-smacking? Add some freshly cut raspberries or strawberries along with whipped cream. If you don’t like fruits, opt for lemon buttercream frosting to make it apt for every taste palate.
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Have a penchant for everything coconutty? Opt for this royal masterpiece, which can be iced with vanilla buttercream and toasted bits on top. How about bread crumbs or sprinkles? If you want to stick to tropical flavours, use a mango buttercream filling for a scrumptious treat. It can be dressed up any way you like – frosting, filling or fruit. Coconut cake also makes for an excellent base for more exotic and fun flavours.