Archive for the ‘Groom’s Cakes’ Category

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Sweet News – Happy Anniversary to Rebecca and Greg

October 21, 2010

Rebecca and Greg chose to take a gift certificate rather than save the top tier of their cake for a year.  Smart!  They enjoyed a lovely reception last year at the Frazier International History Museum.

This year for their first anniversary, they chose a Strawberry Cake with Vanilla Buttercreme.

Thanks for choosing Louisville Wedding Cake to make your one-of–a-kind wedding cake and Groom’s cake last year and happy First Anniversary!

PS – we make cakes for baby showers, birthdays and parties too.  Just sayin’.

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Sweet News – Congratulations to Nicki and Chris

October 14, 2010

Congratulations to Nicki and Chris on their recent wedding.  It was our first time setting up at Gingerwoods.  What a hidden gem!  Old hardwood floors worn to a patina housed in an old church in a tranquil country setting surrounded by horses playing in the fields.  What could possibly be more charming?

Nicki and Chris chose Watermelon Pink and Canary Yellow for their colors, and weren’t afraid to use them!  (Bright colors always make me smile.)  And I heard from a guest at the wedding that all of the cake was gobbled up!  And by gobbled up I mean “enjoyed by all.”

Chris’ Groom’s Cake, a replica of the a UK Basketball court was served at the Rehearsal Dinner.  It’s completely appropriate to serve the Groom’s Cake then, in part because the Groom’s family is the host of the Dinner.  It’s their time to plan a party!  Dinner guests enjoyed Tuxedo Cake with Vanilla Buttercreme and Crushed Oreo filing.  mmmmmmm

Reception guests chose from Princess Cake with Bavarian Creme Filling, Strawberry Cake with Strawberry Creme and Chocolate Buttercreme Filling, Lemon Cake with Strawberry Creme Filling and Banana Cake with Bavarian Creme Filling.

Thanks for choosing Louisville Wedding Cake to create your one-of-a-kind cakes!

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Sweet News – Congratulations to Amanda and Ray

October 11, 2010

Amanda and Ray chose the Mellwood Arts and Entertainment Center for their ceremony and reception.  Event Room 3 (the new, big room) is just fabulous.  Have you seen those ginormous iron chandeliers?  Amanda and Ray chose cupcakes and someone in the family made a cupcake stand for them.  It was painted blue in one of the shades they were using.  Since the cupcakes had color coded fondant flower cutouts on top, along with an edible pearl, everything coordinated just wonderfully!

Ray had a Groom’s cake made to look like a U of L basketball court (go Cards!).

Guests could choose from Chocolate Cupcakes with Bavarian Creme Filling with a navy blue flower and edible pearl, Vanilla Cupcakes with Bavarian creme Filling with a light blue flower and edible pearl, or Snickerdoodle Cupcakes with Bavarian Creme Filling and an edible pearl.  Or they could choose a slice of Ray’s groom’s cake – Chocolate Cake with Vanilla Buttercreme Filling.

Thanks for choosing Louisville Wedding Cake to make your one-of-a-kind Wedding Cupcakes and Groom’s Cake!

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Sweet News – Congratulations to Regina and Andrew

October 8, 2010

Regina and Andrew enjoyed perfect early Autumn weather for their wedding ceremony in the front garden at Nunnlea and reception in the historic house.  Rows and rows of white chairs lined up awaiting guests, and the chandeliers inside the house sparkled in the sun.  With bridesmaids in lilac and the cake designed to coordinate with the lace on Regina’s gown, it was all so beautiful!

And someone (Andrew)  is a Kentucky basketball fan.  The groom’s cake was a picture of a dance that some player named John Wall does.  (OK, I’m a Cards fan.  And yes I actually do know who John Wall is.)

Guests chose from Almond White Cake with Raspberry Creme Filling, Strawberry Cake with Bavarian Creme Filling, Pound Cake with Lemon Creme Filling and Caramel Cake with Caramel Buttercreme Filling. The Groom’s Cake was Chocolate Cake with Vanilla Buttercreme Filling.

Thanks for letting Louisville Wedding Cake make your one-of-a-kind cake!

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Sweet News – Congratulations to April and Matt

September 10, 2010

April and Matt had their wedding and reception at the Hilton Garden Inn.  Striking decor – centerpieces of hurricane candle holders circled with red roses, tulle draped on the ceiling over the dance floor and a lighted glass block pedestal for the cake gave the ballroom sparkle and pizazz.

Guests could choose from three flavors of cake:  Italian Creme, Lemon Pound with Raspberry Creme filling, and Chocolate Raspberry cake with Truffle filling.

For the groom’s cake, April and Matt chose the logo from North Carolina State University where they both work.  And since the rehearsal was a combo rehearsal/tailgating party before the “big game” on September 4, they asked that I put the UK logo on the cake as well.  As a U of L graduate and CARDS fan, all I can say is “ouch.” 

The groom’s cake was Tuxedo.  Tuxedo cake has two layers of chocolate cake and two layers of white cake, alternating.  Yummy and something for everyone.

Louisville Wedding Cake worked with April and Matt long-distance.  Actually we never even met!  We sent sketches via email along with lots of questions and answers and got everything done, including some changes a few days before the wedding.  Every year Louisville Wedding Cake will work with a half dozen or so brides who are getting married in their hometown  but live and work somewhere else.  It’s not a problem!  The interwebs make it easy to share pictures and info.  And if you’ve got a relative, like April’s mom here in Louisville, you can have a “surrogate cake tasting!”

PS, Yes, the groom got a copyright release from NCSU and UK for the groom’s cake.  Just in case you’re a regular reader of this blog.

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Sweet News – Groom’s Cakes

August 9, 2010

It seems like a lot of modern day wedding traditions come from England, and the Groom’s Cake is no exception.  As far back as the 1600s, weddings featured a bride’s cake and a groom’s cake.  Typically, the groom’s cake was dark fruitcake (and the bride’s cake was light fruitcake.) Smaller than the bride’s cake, the groom’s cake was frequently cut up into small pieces, boxed and sent home with the guests.  The single ladies were encouraged to sleep with the little box under their pillow so that they would dream of their future husband.

In all our years of baking, we’ve never had a request for a dark fruitcake groom’s cake.  And given all the jokes about fruitcake, I’m not gonna hold my breath waiting for that order to come in.

Modern groom’s cakes are decorated to reflect the groom’s hobbies, favorite sport or team, school, fraternity or profession.

And let’s face it, the grooms’ cake is one of the few things in a wedding that’s all about the groom!

PS  If you’re thinking about using the logo of a sports team, school or any other copyrighted character you must get permission first.  You’ll contact the Public Relations Department of the school or business and ask for a “one time use release” for the purpose of having a groom’s cake created.  I’ve never had a groom refused by a PR Department, but you do have to get written permission.

The exception is if we’re creating a background where you’ll purchase a commercially produced accessory like the football helmet in the picture to the right.