Our groom’s cake was one detail I simply could not just gloss over! Groom’s cakes are a less heard of wedding detail here in California. I’d never even heard of the concept until I started reading Weddingbee, and I didn’t think much of it until I started thinking about how much Mr. Penguin would appreciate his own groom’s cake. I had asked our bride’s cake baker if she would think about whipping up a second “themed” cake for us, and she agreed with hesitation, as she typically makes normal, tiered cakes. I didn’t want to push her limits, so I eventually gave up on the idea, until I met Lien from the Crazy Cake Company. At the time, Lien was new on the cake scene here in the Sacramento area (she’s based out of Davis) but her portfolio was impressive and I knew I had to give her a try!
I didn’t have a concrete concept in mind, only that the cake had to include the old-school UCLA Bruin mascot, so Lien took the reigns in coming up with the design. The end result was awesome!
I have no idea how Lien worked her magic to defy gravity with this cake. The entire bear was edible, save for the ends of the legs! Even the basketball net was made from sugar. Mr. Penguin, also new to the concept of Groom’s cakes, didn’t actually realize that the bear was made from cake. He saw it and thought it was just a cute sculpture of some sort, and was in awe when he realized that Joe Bruin was made from lemon pound cake! While groom’s cakes are typically chocolate, I opted for lemon, because our bride’s cake was already chocolate.
The Crazy Cake Company makes all kinds of creative desserts, and I was really happy to have chosen her to make our Groom’s cake. I wasn’t sure if it was going to be worth the money to have a groom’s cake, but it was really special to have one more detail that reflected Mr. Penguin’s likes and personality at our wedding that was otherwise so heavily “bride” related!
Are you having a groom’s cake at your wedding? What’s the theme?