Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Remember the trial run I did for a friend's groom's cake a few weeks ago? This past weekend I made the real deal and I'm really happy with the way it turned out. When I first talked to the bride, my friend Angela, about the groom's cake she immediately said, "It should have a beard!" I hesitated. I pitched the idea of a simple white cake with a pair of gold spectacles, like the kind Bryson, the groom, sometimes wears. But the beard idea kept popping up, so I gave it a go. For the test run, I did a white beard on a white cake.
It was nice, but as Bryson and Angela were leaving my apartment after tasting the cake, Bryson sweetly asked if the beard could be brown. Well, of course it can. Who am I to turn down a groom's wishes on his wedding day? Plus, it really would be more "him" with a brown beard.
I'm really happy with the way it turned out. The brown beard was definitely the way to go, don't you think? I don't think the groom's cake tradition is for the cake to actually look like the groom, but this one certainly does. And that makes me smile.