Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Sweet Heart: Favourite Flavours

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QB has a definite sweet tooth today, and we've decided to pull on of our favourite features from QB Spring 2013 to tide us over until lunch time! This feature comes in three parts, so look out for it in the coming weeks.

Favourite Flavours
We asked our experts about their favourite flavours of the moment – and what you are asking for .

Traditional fruit cake is an elegant, classic choice says Mimi from Classic Cakes, who names her other favourite as the delicious sounding "vanilla butter macadamia nut cake." 

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Mud cake is a wedding day winner for Leanne from Cakey Creations. "My favourite wedding cake flavours are: caramel mud and cherry ripe mud," she says. "Most popular with brides and grooms: caramel mud, white mud, chocolate mud ... and becoming popular with the coming wedding season is cherry ripe mud and toblerone mud."

Renee from Brown Betty's Bakery also has a soft spot for magnificent mud – as well as eye-catching red velvet. "Our favourite cake flavour would be white chocolate and passionfruit mud or hazelnut chocolate mud," she says. "The most popular among our brides and grooms would be cherry ripe ... a close second is red velvet." 

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Why settle for just one flavour when you and your groom can each choose a favourite. "My favourite is to have two flavours/layers of cake together such as half chocolate mud and half orange grand marnier" says Judy from Cakes by Judy C. "Brides and grooms currently like some of the marbled cakes such as white chocolate, caramel and chocolate mud cakes marbled together."

A scrummy gluten-free option and a summery treat win in the flavour stakes for Sherie of The Flour Girl. "My favourites are apple and pistachio – which happens to be gluten free, although it's so delicious I've had brides have it for their entire cake! – and also pineapple and coconut; it's such a lovely, sweet, fruity cake. Nice for a summer wedding."

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"My absolute personal favourites are a white chocolate mud infused with a hint of rose and fresh raspberries, and gluten-free orange and almond," says Vas from Frosted Indulgence. "My most popular flavour at the moment is a light caramel mud with pure honey and freshly chopped pistachio nuts, and my choc hazelnut mud."

Although she also loves "hazelnuts with coffee, and a great lemon and almond cake," Julie Whitehead admits brides find it hard to resist her heavenly chocolate obsession. "I must admit that the most popular flavour I do 99.9% of the time is my chocolate almond truffle cake. Once my brides taste it they love it. It is made with almond meal and beautiful Swiss chocolate. It is fabulous accompanied with fresh berries or a raspberry coulis for dessert, or cut up into finger slices with tea or coffee."

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