Prepping for Cupcake Tasting: Choosing Flavors

This post looks good enough to eat.

We knew we wanted cupcakes for our wedding, so I talked to Christy, a baker I went to high school with about her doing a miniature wedding cake and cupcakes for our wedding. I’ve been following her on Facebook since soon after she started her business and I’ve seen her post tons of amazing looking cakes and cupcakes and I was anxious to give her a try. After lots of researching and talking to my Dad (who has sold food to restaurants for almost my entire life) we decided there should be four flavors: a “plain” vanilla, a “plain” chocolate, something fruity and one that is a fun flavor that we love.

We figured the “something fruity” would probably be best as a citrus/berry mix of some kind since we are getting married in the summer and it seemed more appropriate (than a fall flavor like apple cider).

We figured the “fun” flavor would be some mix of chocolate and peanut butter or chocolate and caramel.

For tastings she offers two options:

3 Flavors: 1 6 pack with 2 cupcakes of each flavor for $10.00

OR

6 Flavors: 1 12 pack with 2 cupcakes of each flavor for $20.00

If you book with her after your tasting she will deduct the tasting fee from your total.

We decided to go with the 12 because we knew we wanted to try at least 4 (vanilla, chocolate, fruit, fun) and it was perfect because it lets us try 2 options for the fruit flavor and 2 for the fun flavor!

Christy sent me a list of her available flavors and I stalked her Facebook page for photos she had taken of past flavors.

All photos courtesy of Christy’s Cakes & Creations unless otherwise noted.

From her photos and list we narrowed our 6 tasting flavors down to:

1. French Vanilla: French Vanilla cake with Vanilla Buttercream (top right)

And this is essentially what our tasting pack will look like!!

vanilla

2. Triple Chocolate: Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Buttercream and Mini Chocolate Chips

triple choc

3. Mini Pineapple Upside Down Cakes: (not actually a cupcake, but similarly sized!)

pineapple

4. Lemon Strawberry: Lemon Cake with Strawberry Frosting (actually featured below are lemon raspberry but ours would look similar)

lemon rasp

strawberry lemon

5. Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter: Chocolate Cake with Peanut Butter Buttercream dipped in Chocolate Shell

chocolate covered pb

6. Chocolate Butterfinger: Chocolate Cake with Butterfinger Frosting

butterfinger only

butterfinger2

Some other Honorable Mentions:

Reese’s Pieces (bottom Left) Chocolate cake with Peanut Butter Buttercream and Reese’s Pieces

vanillaThis was a strong contender, it just barely didn’t make the cut.

Buckeye: Buckeye Candy on Top of Peanut Butter Buttercream on Chocolate Cake

buckeye

Again, it barely didn’t make the cut–we love our peanut butter and chocolate combos!

Chocolate Turtle: (Left) Caramel Frosting on Chocolate Cake with caramel/chocolate drizzle and mini chocolate chips

butterfinger

turtle

Basically, for us it came down to the fact that Theo is not “big” on cake. I am the resident Sweet Tooth when it comes to baked goods so I got the final say and I know we are both bigger fans of peanut butter so it made more sense to test out two peanut butter based flavors.

Rainbow Sherbert: Raspberry, Orange and Lime Cake with Raspberry, Orange and Lime Frosting

rainbow sherb

We (my Dad and I) decided although this might taste good, it would likely just be “tutti fruity” where all of the flavors mix together and we were hoping for slightly more mature flavors.

Banana Split: 

banana split 2

These cupcakes seriously look amazing, but the other flavors seemed more seasonal and since this mixed in chocolate it wouldn’t be a “distinct” fruit flavor–plus I have never liked whipped cream and don’t like sprinkles. Maybe that makes me crazy, oh well.

Cookies & Cream/ Oreo: Chocolate cupcake with cookie crumbs baked in and Cookies and Cream Buttercream

oreo cupcake

These cupcakes are always a huge hit (Melanie and I have baked several similar) but these seemed too similar to me to the chocolate cupcakes and again, we are bigger fans of peanut butter than Oreo.

I’m so excited to place our order with Christy and taste these wonderful cakes! I will be sure to post pictures of the actual samples and give a full report on the taste test! Dad and Dorothy will be helping and Theo will probably take tiny bites.

What flavors would you have chosen? Are there any honorable mentions you think should have made the “Final 6”?

Don’t forget to Follow Christy on Facebook!

*Disclaimer: This post was not sponsored in any way, I am completely expressing my own opinions and experiences and genuinely am excited to taste test cupcakes from Christy’s Cakes & Creations.*

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