Cupcake Baking and Cake Tasting

Jimmy and I had my father-in-law and his fiancé over on Thursday night for a little wedding cake tasting! As I mentioned before, we are nailing down the flavors they want in their wedding cake.

I spent most of Thursday baking four different cupcake flavors with fillings and frostings so they could have some small bites to taste and decide for their cake.

Here are the flavor combinations I baked up:

Vanilla cake + raspberry preserves filling + marshmallow buttercream

Vanilla cupcake with buttercream for wedding

Chocolate cake + caramel mousse filling + chocolate frosting

Chocolate cupcake with chocolate frosting and caramel filling for wedding

Strawberry cake + vanilla mousse filling + marshmallow buttercream

Strawberry cupcake with vanilla filling and buttercream for wedding

Lemon cake + lemon creme filling + lemon buttercream

Lemon cupcake with lemon filling and lemon buttercream for wedding

Spending the day baking was seriously fun, and the cake taste testing went so well! My father-in-law and his fiancé were able to ask me questions about flavor combos, get an idea of how the cake would be constructed, and of course got plenty of cupcakes in their bellies! They even made a final decision on which flavors they wanted for each tier.

The top tier is going to be strawberry, the middle will be chocolate, and the bottom will be lemon. They’re also going to have some cupcakes around the cake, which will be chocolate.

I’m really excited to start practicing the cake exactly how they want it now that we have the details all set.

Cupcake taste testingchocolate, strawberry, lemon, and vanilla cupcakes on cake stand

If anyone is interested in the recipes, I’ll be happy to share them! Also, I filmed a vlog that day as I was baking. Jimmy even makes an appearance and pipes a perfect rosette on a cupcake. The man never stops impressing me 🙂

What is your favorite cake flavor?



  1. The cakes are all awesome so good!!!
    The Vlog was awesome, yes Jimmy is a movie star baker boy!

  2. They all were so delicious!! Thank you for allowing Dad and I also try them! My favorite was the chocolate, and 2nd was the lemon. Love you!!

  3. All of these cupcakes look so cute and delicious! They also sound like flavor combos that a lot of people are used to, so they wouldn’t be intimidated by them lol. I feel like fancy cupcake flavors and ingredients can be fun, but when it’s something like a wedding, might be better to play it safe 😉

    1. Thank you so much! I feel like you should do a post on baking and your whole history with it! I’d LOVE to read that!

      Also, thank you for the nomination! Yay! I can’t wait to check this out ❤

      1. You are so welcome sweets! Awe I would love to do something like that! I do miss it from time to time:) You are so welcome! Congratulations you deserve it! ❤

  4. These all sound so awesome! Jimmy did so great on his first rosette! I’m crossing my fingers that my first one looks half that good, haha! You two may have to come visit in July to help me out. 😉 Also, I love that the girls get together in Mavis’ old crate to snuggle! That’s just precious! 🙂

    1. Thank you, Rach! I told Jimmy about your comment and he got the biggest smile on his face! I know you will rock your first rosette!! I bet it would be soo fun to come and help you in July!!

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