Wedding Cake Tasting

It was a sunny day in June and I had taken a day off in lieu (thanks again Saturday meeting). I have never taken a day in lieu, usually I take the money. This time I had a proper reason – the taster for my wedding cake was due to be delivered.

We are going for cheesecake as our wedding cake – thank you English Cheesecake Company – so ordered a cake made of four types in order to choose our favourite.

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Food items: Chocolate Fudge Cake

Yes, in this cake there were three flavours of cheesecake and then slices of chocolate fudge cake. Now, here is where I agree with my mum. Chocolate (fudge) cake is always disappointing. What you want is a cake version of a Lindor or Galaxy Caramel. What you get is nice frosting and cake that is never as moist as you would have hoped.

Why opt to get this selection if you know that you regularly disappointed by chocolate fudge cake. Two reasons. Firstly, this selection is a cake that they just offer – it’s called the Chocolate Heaven. Secondly, because I live in hope of finding a chocolate cake that I adore which is more adult than a Marks and Spencer Colin the Caterpillar Cake – aka the best chocolate cake out there (my partner had to veto getting a bunch of those as a wedding cake).

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So, this left us with three choices. By gum it was bloody difficult. Here’s a run-down of the choices:

Choice #1 – Cookies and Cream

Okay, so this is basically an Oreo cheesecake. I guess they either use off-brand Oreos to make this or they can’t mention Oreo as being involved in the cheesecake because of trademarking reasons. Anyway, it’s a vanilla cheese cake containing Oreo fragments, on a chocolate biscuit base with crushed Oreos on top. There is also some dark chocolate drizzle on top.

Choice #2 – Honey I’m Comb

My partner insists that he can taste some honey in the vanilla cheesecake centre. I couldn’t and the website makes no mention of it being any different to a regular cheesecake. Still, regular biscuit base, vanilla cheese cake with chocolate covered honeycomb pieces suspended inside and then topped with (a lot of) chocolate covered honeycomb pieces.

Choice #3 – White Chocolate Truffle

Okay so this is a white chocolate cheesecake on a chocolate biscuit base and topped with white chocolate curls. As a cake it looks extremely white. Not christening cake white or wedding dress white, but still pretty damned white.

To be honest, this is probably the most difficult decision we have had to make in the entire wedding process. I mean we haven’t got all our music sorted yet, apart from the first dance, but I want all three. Oh the choices!



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