Friday, August 29, 2008

Trends: Wedding Cake Flavors - Red Velvet Cake

Vanilla, Chocolate, Lemon - these are all classic wedding cake flavors.
There was time when your selection of flavors was limited. But in this day and age when any flavor combination you can imagine can be made a reality (lemon & rosemary, mimosa, blueberry cheesecake) classic flavors are taking a back seat. While its flavor is not very exotic, Red Velvet Cake seems to be aiming for the spot of number one requested flavor.
Chef Deborah Edell of Perry Street Cakes states that in her opinion with the current trend of wedding cake flavors - Red Velvet is bar none.
What exactly is Red Velvet Cake? Its traditionally a southern cake, but a quick Google search will pull up countless debates: Should you use butter or oil? Is it a buttermilk cake with a hint of cocoa? Is it a chocolate cake with food coloring? Cooked frosting or cream cheese frosting? Endless!
But regardless of where you are from and what recipe you use the end result is ususally the same- moist & delicious! - zh

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