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Old 03-06-2022, 11:32 AM
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If you were going to order a cake to serve at a birthday celebration what flavor would you order?

There is a reason for the question. I want to find out what others say then I’ll update later.


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Old 03-06-2022, 11:39 AM
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I would order half chocolate and half vanilla.
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Old 03-06-2022, 11:40 AM
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I like chocolate. I don't eat vanilla or white. If it was some fancy thing not chocolate, I would probably try it.
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Old 03-06-2022, 11:40 AM
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I'd ask the birthday person what they want. If it were for me, I'd want yellow cake with chocolate icing, or white cake with white icing. Not a fan of chocolate cake.
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Old 03-06-2022, 11:49 AM
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I think asking the birthday person is a good idea. I like a butter brickle or butter pecan.


After your second post I am thinking it was something a little more exotic.



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Old 03-06-2022, 11:54 AM
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We went to the party already. Iím just wondering what kind of cake other people would chose to serve at a party.
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Old 03-06-2022, 12:01 PM
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Iíve had all kinds. 1/2 Chocolate & 1/2 Vanilla is probably most popular, but another popular choice is a yellow cake with a vanilla pudding & strawberry filling with white frosting.

Now Iím curious what they served.
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Old 03-06-2022, 12:31 PM
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If someone asked me what kind of cake I wanted for my special day I would say yellow with chocolate buttercream frosting.
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Old 03-06-2022, 12:39 PM
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If it were my party, cheesecake.
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Old 03-06-2022, 12:45 PM
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I would do the preference of the birthday person. If that wasn't a factor, I'd do 1/2 chocolate and 1/2 vanilla or either chocolate or vanilla. I wouldn't do more unique flavors because I'd want it to appeal to the majority of people.


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Old 03-06-2022, 12:49 PM
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Probably 1/2 chocolate, half vanilla or yellow.
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Old 03-06-2022, 12:49 PM
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I would order a variety of cupcakes or donuts. When we have group get together I get a variety. The birthday person gets to pick first. You can't please everyone. This year one of our teammates hates desserts.
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Old 03-06-2022, 01:10 PM
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I would order vanilla.

Except if it were for my sister- and then I would order carrot cake.
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Old 03-06-2022, 01:14 PM
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I would try very hard to suit the preference of the person being celebrated. If I didnít know, I would go for something chocolate. Most people I know like chocolate.

I am very curious to read your explanation when you post the update!
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Old 03-06-2022, 01:28 PM
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If I knew the honoree's favorite, I'd go for that. For a generally "safe" cake, I'd go for a mix of cupcakes. Or in the past I've made 2 smallish cakes: one yellow with white icing, one that is chocolate or fruit, like strawberry topped or something.
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Old 03-06-2022, 01:42 PM
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Thanks for all of the responses.

First, it was the most gorgeous cake Iíve ever seen.

When they served the cake my friend said, ďIt looks like peanut butter frosting between the layers.Ē

I said, ďI canít imagine peanut butter cake at a party. Someone could have allergies.Ē

Dh said, ďI hope it isnít, I donít like PB.Ē

It was PB frosting between layers of white cake. We poked around at the cake and avoided the PB.

It was beautiful though. I guess PB was the birthday girlís favorite.
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Old 03-06-2022, 01:53 PM
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I would also order what ever the honoree preferred.

I personally don’t eat cake or cupcakes so I wouldn’t eat it no matter what flavor was served.

I always had chocolate chocolate chip ice cream cake at my parties as a child. I still love a Dairy Queen or Carvel ice cream cake.
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Old 03-06-2022, 01:56 PM
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If it had to be cake and I couldn't ask the birthday person, then I would order 1/2 chocolate and 1/2 white.

I'm curious now to see what was ordered!
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Old 03-06-2022, 02:11 PM
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I am late to this thread, but I would have chosen a pretty generic white cake with vanilla or chocolate frosting for a kid's birthday party.

I hope the parents alerted everyone that it was peanut butter frosting. Imagine having a guest with a peanut allergy. I've seen what it can do to a child.

I don't like peanut butter either, and if it had been a cake for my own birthday, I would have picked mocha.
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Old 03-06-2022, 03:02 PM
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I think it would have been delicious if it had been a PB&J cake, but without the jelly, it sounds kind of dry.
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Old 03-06-2022, 03:14 PM
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I would order the flavor of cake that the birthday person wants.

Glad the birthday girl got what she wanted and it sounds yummy to me. Vanilla or chocolate ice cream would be delicious with that cake.

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Old 03-06-2022, 03:20 PM
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I’m going to assume that if you know the people well enough to invite to your birthday celebration, you would know if they had a peanut butter allergy.

If I were ordering, I’d order what the birthday person wanted. My sons have different likes and their cakes are always their preference. Neither is fond of the other’s preference, but they smile and eat the choice.
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Old 03-06-2022, 03:56 PM
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A yellow and chocolate marble cake with vanilla buttercream is pretty common around here. I like peanut butter, but only on toast and in monster cookies. I would not enjoy peanut butter frosting. But, the cake should reflect the tastes of the guest of honor.

BTW my favorite cake would be chocolate with marshmallow frosting!
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Old 03-06-2022, 04:06 PM
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I always order what the birthday person wants. It's their day and others can just choose not to eat it.
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Old 03-06-2022, 04:21 PM
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I would order half chocolate and half vanilla too!! Yummmmm
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Old 03-06-2022, 07:52 PM
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Ask birthday honoree.

If that is not an option,Iím would go with white or yellow cake and vanilla frosting.
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