Thursday, November 20, 2014

Sailboat Groom's Cake

Groom's cakes are often my favorite cakes to make because of the freedom and creativity they allow. I love brainstorming ideas that can take an object or an activity that the groom enjoys and turn it into cake. My second sister to walk down the aisle this year was married in October on the beach in Oak Island, NC. Her fireman groom and my new handy brother in law had some interesting ideas for his groom's cake that ranged from hot tub to pirate ship and everything in between. We ended up landing on a sailboat cake, named the S.S. Boyette after their new last name together.

The cake itself was vanilla bean pound cake filled with whipped cream and fresh berries. It is covered completely in Italian buttercream, with only the accent decorations made from gumpaste and fondant. The sails are also edible and made from gumpaste, and although there is sadly no photographic evidence, the groom did take a large bite out of them later in the night. 

Stay tuned for more on their wedding cake complete with a surprise cake cutting stunt and flavors that incorporated their Mexican 'fiesta' themed reception. 

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