Saturday, August 12, 2006

The Groom's Cake

This was a surprise gift from the bride to the groom. He won't see it until after the wedding later today, so let's hope he's not peeking in at the blog this morning. A groom's cake, if you're unfamiliar with the concept (I understand it's way more popular in the south than above the Mason-Dixon line), is smaller than the wedding cake, typically chocolate, and designed to reflect the groom's interests.

The bride told me he's a huge UT fan, and he loves to garden. So this is what I came up with. A 9" two-layer chocolate fudge cake with mocha filling and icing, trimmed out in a burnt orange fondant rope, with a glorious sunflower on top. The sunflower petals are shaped from 3 shades of fondant and the seeds are tiny bits of the mocha icing.

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