Monday, September 10, 2007

Piece of Cake

Have you ever made a grooms cake before? I hadn't either. Until a few weeks ago. But when asked to do such things, how does one say no? You don't. You grab it by the buttercream and forge full frosting ahead! It was a delightful experience (and a mighty tasty one too, I might add). One that I would take on again, provided the recipients expectations are marginally low.

Here's a list of helpful hints/life lessons learned while grooms caking:


  • No matter how hard (or how many times) you try to replicate it with a homemade version, there is no substitute for store-bought-from-a-box Funfetti cake mix (grooms only request: Funfetti). There just isn't, so forget about it.
  • Based on the above statement, you'd better not assemble that cake until the last minute (night before or later), because as any good baker could, would, and should know...those bottom box cake layers are gonna get squashed like a pancake in no time flat!

  • Even if you must resort to using a box cake, there is absolutely no excuse for store bought frosting. None, I tell you...not one. Homemade it must be!

  • Finding just the right color of yellow decoratifs for a grooms cake should not be left until the last minute. Or even the last week. It's hard, yo!

  • Itsy bitsy yellow dots, are really just perfect little yellow spheres, ideal for rolling off of the cake and bouncing 'round the floor.

  • Even if you sweep, mop, and go so far as to wipe the kitchen floor with a damp paper towel on your hands and knees, you'll still find itsy bitsy yellow dots rolling around on your kitchen floor 3 weeks later.

10 comments:

Kami said...

You are right about the store bought crap, eeeww.

Lorilee said...

those little yellow dots really put the icing on the cake.
Give me a piece of that.

Aimee said...

Ok I can't believe you just posted this because my friend and I were just talking about the hows and whats of grooms cakes. Geez, thanks jaims!

lane said...

I can personally vouch that was a darling and delicious cake--good enough for my groom! One of my favorite parts of the wedding was me calling after Britton because he was missing the toasts and catching him hunkered over a plate of this cake, wolfing it down as fast as he could.

The Funfetti Connoisseur said...

That looks like the best grooms (or any cake for that matter) that I've ever seen. Who ever the groom is that you made that cake for has impeccable taste in delicious and festive cake. My only recommendation for next time is the use of Jujubees instead of the yellow decoratifs.

Sir Funfetti-a-lot said...

You should figure out how to do a poll or hire a statistician to figure out how many grooms have ever requested a Funfetti cake for their groom's cake. Any guesses? My guess is NOT enough!!!

Ashley A. said...

I can vouch that there are little yellow sprinkles that bounced their happy littles selves all the way to Boston, via my suitcase. Max was elated to find them on his fingers after crawling around Pam's kitchen.

brooke romney said...

Looks delish. I want your frosting recipe!

lane said...

Someone was cracking himself up so much when he left his "Sir Funfetti-a-Lot" comment that he had tears in his eyes. This is the most fun blogging he's ever had. I think it's all a testament to how much he loved his groom's cake!

Thanks Jamie Anne for making the cake and making Brit's day :)

Dansie Family said...

the cake looks so delish. i especially love the yellow spheres of fun.