Once a rarity at weddings, groom’s cakes have gained such popularity that now, it’s rare to go to a wedding that doesn’t feature this alternative to the main wedding cake. The tradition of groom’s cakes in the United States has its roots in the South. Normally, a groom’s cake is a gift from bride to groom, and acts as a foil to the often feminine, traditional wedding cake. Normally, groom’s cakes do not feature anything flowery or feminine, and often take the shape of something with significance to the groom – a mascot for a favorite sports team, a college logo, a favorite hobby or beverage. Likewise, the flavors of the groom’s cake will typically contrast with the wedding cake, and will often be something “dark,” such as chocolate or a liquor-soaked cake of some sort. Another popular option for a groom’s cake is a cheesecake, which typically does not lend itself well to being stacked in multiple tiers (although it can – and is – done.) Groom’s cakes are usually served on a separate table from the wedding cake, and may sometimes even be served at the rehearsal dinner the night before. Want to represent your groom in some meaningful and whimsical way to your wedding guests? A groom’s cake may be just the thing.
I will admit that I have no idea who is in the World Series. I am aware that it is happening because it’s on my television every night and has pushed my beloved Glee! and The New Girl back to November 1st..but I digress. Not a sports girl. I am so not a sports girl I actually had to ask my husband if the “baseball one was called the World Series or the Super Bowl”. That’s how awesome I am.
However, if you put sports into edible cake..I’m all about it! Just like this grooms cake which is a bat and ball combo. I don’t know the back story on this couple or this cake or anything–but doesn’t it look like it’s a guitar as well? I am not a music girl. In fact I am about 75 times more a sport girl than an instrument girl..so who knows really. I could get all technical here and tell you how I think the bat looks like the “stringy thingys” and how that “little black thingy at the bottom looks like the thing on the Guitar Hero guitars that makes you get more points”. Jealous of my guitar knowledge?
What do you think? Is this a baseball/guitar cake or am I just crazy?
And so it continues. The hot hotness of summer, I mean.
Vacation is over and school’s looming up before us here (we go back August 15 in these parts. Ugh.) It’s extremely hard to school supply shop when you’d rather be at the beach, yes? Maybe someone needs to make some cute little plaid bikinis with matching cardigan cover ups. And we can have apple tartlets in lieu of, well, you know. So who’s gonna make the kiddoes go back to school if Mama doesn’t want to?
But I digress.
I have an AWESOME visit with my best friend coming up, and more wedding pretty Read More
Brides generally fall into two categories when it comes to the groom’s cake.
Category One: Of course I am getting a groom’s cake, duh.
Category Two: What the heck is a groom’s cake and why do I need one?
Well, I am here to dispel a myth–you do not need a groom’s cake under any circumstance but there are a few reasons why you might want one. The main reason that brides seem to go with these days is to offer an alternative to the brides cake. However, with the cakes having the ability to be Read More
Is it fair to say that I have chocolate and raspberries on the brain? You can thank my husband and our loyal Facebook readers for this one!
You may have caught on to the fact that this half of the Cake Diva Duo is a reformed baker. Gone are the days that I stress myself out, worrying about brides and contracts and gravity Read More
Raise your hand out there if you can make any sense whatsoever in the morning without first ingesting coffee.
Well, aren’t you the lucky ones.
For the rest of us, who balk, nay, cry at the thought of not starting our morning with a cup of coffee, I give you the ultimate coffee tribute. The Coffee Cake.
The Starbucks Coffee Cake.
So, disclaimer: Starbucks isn’t paying me a single cent to tell you that their coffee courses through my veins! And so, when I saw this incredible cake Read More
You mess with the bull..you get the horns.
True story in this case. I am not from Texas…so I am going to try my best to get this story right.
The couple who featured this University of Texas Longhorn Read More
Two things that go together in my book..ice cream and cake. Oh yes.
While it may be next to impossible to have an ice cream wedding cake (frozen fondant..yuck) let’s give the boys what they want and have an Ice Cream Groom’s Cake. Check out this pretty Chocolate Ice Cream Groom’s Cake. It’s a simple cake, as most groom’s cakes tend to be, but check out how it is garnished in whip cream and chocolate chips. Yummy. How could Read More
So…I know that we’ve talked about it. But we haven’t actually seen it. Well, I hadn’t, anyway.
While everyone else was mooning over the giant, gorgeous, white behemoth of a cake created to mark the wedding of Read More
What a week for weddings it has been. And to think – the season is just beginning!
The world watched Friday as Kate Middleton – now HRH The Duchess of Cambridge – married Prince William in a beautiful ceremony that was both modern and traditional all at once. Christen and I tweeted and texted and Facebooked with our best girlfriends from all over, as we all enjoyed the elegant spectacle.
Now, we’re sure to have Read More
Recently, we showed you one of our favorite cakes, featuring a seriously hot color combination: brown and blue. Today, the color combo is back in a different, though no less stunning, iteration.
This cake features a rich robe of chocolate brown fondant, with each of the circular layers trimmed with a wide white ribbon. Adorning the entire cake Read More