Star Wars Death Start Groom’s Cake

Krystan (remember her from the travel-themed wedding?) wanted to surprise Luis with a groom’s cake, and he is a huge Star Wars fan so here’s what we created for him:

Luis' Star Wars groom's cake. Continue reading

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Red Sox Groom’s Cake

Groom’s cakes are traditionally used as a way for the groom to express his personality at the wedding reception.  However, they’re being used in different ways more and more.  For example, some couples choose to let the groom have his spotlight at the rehearsal dinner where the groom’s cake is the only one served.  And other brides love to surprise their groom with a cake suited to his personality.  While the groom’s cake is always smaller than the wedding cake, it is a great way for the bride to show how much she loves her man.

Back in March, Jennifer surprised her new husband at their reception with this Red Sox-themed cake:

A surprise groom's cake for a Red Sox fan!

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Gator Color Flow Cake

This is a giant groom’s cake I did a few weeks ago. The oval-shaped cake was covered with blue fondant. Then, the UF Gators logo was piped right on top of the cake in royal icing and flooded with thinned down royal icing.

It’s the same way you would decorate a cookie, but this was much, much bigger!

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At the wedding reception, the bride had set up a little shrine thingy for the groom’s cake with pictures of them at UF football games, a cheerleader’s pom-pom, and orange & blue rose petals!

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Super Bowl XLV

The Super Bowl is this Sunday! Are you excited?! I’m not…not about the football part at least. I’m more excited that all my shows will be starting up again – Survivor, Grey’s Anatomy, Desperate Housewives, etc.

But here is a football groom’s cake I did a couple of weeks ago. I thought I’d post it in honor of the upcoming super bowl.

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Scientific Groom’s Cake

This is the groom’s cake that sat alongside the Mango Calla Lilly Wedding Cake at Sweetwater Branch Inn.

Jeremiah & Megan are in the same doctoral program I was in at the University of Florida. Jeremiah specifically studies pain receptors and uses an apparatus that looks a lot like this one (and is technically called a Thermal Preference Apparatus):


So the goal for the groom’s cake was to replicate it! Here’s the cake:

modeling chocolate rat thermal preference apparatus cake
The yellow is all buttercream. The walls of the apparatus were made of gum paste that was allowed to dry for 1 week. The other decorations are fondant, and the numbers are hand-piped with royal icing.

modeling chocolate rat thermal preference apparatus cake
Oh, and the little rat was made out of modeling chocolate.

modeling chocolate rat thermal preference apparatus cake

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Castle Groom’s Cake with Sci-Fi Trinkets

It’s Monday…you’re back at work…and possibly searching for something to look at to kill a little time…am I right?

You know, my blog is most often visited during normal business hours on weekdays? I imagine you read your email, check in on Facebook, read a few blog posts, and then eventually get down to what you’re actually paid for. And this probably doesn’t happen just once each day – you probably repeat this cycle multiple times, hmmmm? Don’t worry, I won’t tell the boss. *wink*

Well, I’ve got just the thing for you today. A very…um, interesting groom’s cake.

They specifically wanted Hogwarts castle made out of cake. No problem! Except the hand-sculpted exact replica of the castle wasn’t in their wedding budget. So, instead, we used Wilton’s Romantic Castle Cake Set to create a cake that somewhat resembles Hogwarts.


And, he wanted us to put a bunch of sci-fi trinkets on the cake. Above, you see the castle cake without the trinkets. Below, you see the trinkets added.


Front and center, you see the ring from Lord of the Rings.


Behind that, are Aragorn’s necklace (Lord of the Rings) and Voldemort’s wand (Harry Potter).


On the next tier down, we had a lightsaber (Star Wars), the Batman logo, a Star Trek Communicator Badge, and ruby slippers (Wizard of Oz).


The ruby slippers were my personal favorite. Just look how they glitter!


Technical notes: The cakes were iced in buttercream and airbrushed in shades of brown and black to add depth. All sci-fi trinkets were made of gum paste.

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Sporty Groom’s Cakes

Typically, the wedding is the bride’s vision so a groom’s cake is a great way for the groom to express himself! Sports are always popular topics for groom’s cakes.


This one was a giant, carved golf ball covered in white fondant. The couple’s new last name was written across the top like the brand logo.


This groom requested a “gi” (karate uniform) for his cake. It was hand-carved and covered with white fondant. You might not be able to tell from the photo, but we textured the fondant to look like fabric.



Kobe Bryant’s Lakers jersey! Again, the cake was hand-carved and covered with fondant. This cake was actually served at the rehearsal dinner. I love that idea! Let the groom express himself at the rehearsal dinner so you can have cake BOTH nights!



And a hand-carved basketball! The ball was textured and labeled with the couple’s new last name.

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Golf Cart Groom’s Cake

The groom’s cake that accompanied the Tuxedo Wedding Cake was a doozie. They wanted an edible golf cart to sit on top of the cake!

I’ll admit, I was intimidated. “Where do I start?! How the heck do you build a golf cart?!” But, as with anything else, you just have to start working on it. I took it apart in my mind and started working on it from the ground up.

After at least 8 hours of work, this is what we had:


The body of the cart was created out of Rice Krispies Treats covered in fondant. The wheels were fondant too. And the cart was 99% edible! The only things that weren’t edible were the bamboo skewers (painted black) holding up the roof and steering wheel.


But the bride didn’t stop with just the request for a golf cart. That would be too easy! She wanted the cart filled with things that had importance to the groom. So we put his Maltese puppy in the passenger seat, his guitar strapped to the back, and his golf clubs all over the place! They also wanted a particular company logo on the side of the cart – it was where they got engaged or met or something like that…


And, as a finishing touch, I added fondant tin cans to the back like they were using it as a get-away vehicle at the reception.

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