Thursday, August 24, 2006
Grooms and Their Cakes
Lets face it, the groom only has so much say in the details of the wedding. So why not surprise him with a cake just for him?
The groom's cake is all about the groom. It should resemble his favorite pastime and taste of his favorite flavors. Remember the red velvet armadillo from "Steel Magnolias"? That cake is the perfect example of a groom's cake - his college team mascot combined with his favorite flavor.
Is he a sport fanatic or food lover? Does he have a hobby or special interest? Bring some ideas to your baker and view their sculpted cakes portfolio to learn what his or her strengths are.
And when it comes to taste, the wedding cake is usually a traditional flavor like chocolate or a white cake. So make the groom's cake something complimentary as well as your fiance's favorite. You can make it passion fruit, red velvet, cheesecake or even strawberry shortcake.
The BLT Sandwich with Pickle cake pictured above was created by Duff Goldman at Charm City Cakes in Baltimore. The Yankee Hat cake on the right was sculpted by Elisa Strauss of Confetti Cakes in New York City.