Fireman Groom Cake
Fireman Groom Cake
Image by TN Something Special Cakes
Since it is memorial day weekend we figured a race car groom cake might fit the bill. Yes, we know it is not an Indy car cake, it is a NASCAR caker, but hey it looks really fast and we are sure it is tasty as hell!
We’ll search around for an Indy style cake as well! Until then, enjoy the cake!!!
Yoda. What could possibly taste better then a 1,200 and some odd year old alien named Yoda.
What is rumored to cost $5,000 bucks, take 60 hours to develop, design, bake and assemble? Why a Star Wars AT-AT wedding cake! This four legged confection is amazing to behold. The level of craftsmanship, is again, of the chart. Who do we have thank for this amazing cake? Sin desserts of course!
It is Millennium Falcon cake Mania! Lots of people emailed saying that wanted to see more Falcon cakes. Hell, more anything Star Wars cakes.
It seems that everyone loves themselves a Millennium Falcon cake. It is really quite amazing the artistry (and thereby love) that goes into creating these edible pieces of art.
Feast your eyes on these amazing Falcons!
All you need is love. Have truer words ever been spoken?
Well, look at that, it is Valentines Day.
More craziness at the reception! This salubrious confection appears to be styled after H.R. Giger’s “Alien” design. Note the Bride and Groom Larval Aliens on the top.
Ok, so it is not really a wedding cake…or a groom cake…and we said we thought a Vader Head Cake would be less then salubrious…
Mario Brothers Groom Cake
Ah Mario, how you and your brother have affected popular culture. Right down to the man cake. Yup, nothing better to say:
“I am a MAN woman!”,
then your own 1Up mushroom Man Cake. Personally, I would prefer a Yoshi Groom’s Cake, but then we all know that dinosaurs are extinct.
Weddings come in all shapes and sizes. Some like the traditional veil and white lace.
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Ok let’s face it, when it comes down to the wedding, you really want all eyes to be on you. Well maybe not you, but definitely the Prewife. However, there is another part to the wedding, called the reception. You know, its that party you get to go to and drink all the free booze you want….. oooops, that’s right, you are paying for it.. so drink up.
So, nothing beats a yellow submarine on top of a wedding cake.At least that is what my brother would say. HE is quite the fan of the Beatles. This artistic and most likely extremely edible cake features the “fab four” and their ubiquitous Yellow Submarine. It even looks like a Blue Meany has made an appearance as well. No sign of Jeremy though. But let us not forget he was the nowhere man.
This couple has set the bar pretty high for a Star Wars’ Themed wedding. Actually, they have set the bar pretty high for ANY themed wedding. Hell we thought we were geeking out when we went to Vegas and went the Paramount Star Trek Experience (different universe…I know). I even got my pic in Captain Jean Luc’s chair and ate at Quarks! In fact I was roasted by a Klingon and a Ferengie. Something about all expiring Bachelors must drink Romulan Ale… the rest is a blur.
Check the video out after the jump and be prepared to be impressed! Thank you Obie Wan!
I am all for Groom Cakes. In fact, I have seen quite a few interesting , innovative and even some down right provocative man cakes out there. I have however, never seen a groom cake that is fashion after a beloved pet that is still alive.
So check out the video after the jump. To be honest this is not how I would want to eat my pus…. oh, just watch the video…..
The economy still, well…sucks. Unfortunately, the cost of weddings seems to keep chugging right along. A prewifer emailed me the other day asking if there was a way to save on some of the costs. Now, there are definitely ways to save for a wedding, just browse the pages here and you are bound to find a few. But this one requires a little talent in the kitchen. So unless you are skilled in the arts of culinary or know someone who is, perhaps this is more of a video to watch on your couch then in your kitchen. If you think all you need is a little inspiration to get in the kitchen and make your prewife whole, figure that a typical wedding cake costs around $300 to feed 30 people. Oh yeah, don’t forget to let the prewife in on this little caper as well, lest she show her disapproval. Better yet, bring her in on the idea at the beginning and make it seem like a relationship building exercise:
“Honey you can bake the cake and I will make the icing!” Hey, it could work.
Boy meets Girl. Boy realizes she’s The One. Boy proposes to Girl. What’s next? The Knot Guide for the Groom is a relationship-saving guide to weddings for guys who think taffeta is a candy and Jordan almonds is the stripper booked for the bachelor party. With the wisdom and gentle humor of a big sister, The Knot’s Carley Roney distills the rituals and duties of the modern wedding into a succinct script that even the most clueless guy can follow—and possibly enjoy. The wedding planning process is outlined in just enough detail to inform without causing undue terror, with emphasis on traditional groom duties such as finding an officiant for the ceremony, hiring a band or a DJ, and obtaining the marriage license. Extra attention is given to critical topics such as choosing a bride-approved wedding look (whether tuxedo or beach casual) and planning a honeymoon she’ll enjoy too. Plus, advice on choosing a best man and groomsmen (and understanding their roles) helps the groom pick a winning team. With an accessible illustrated handbook format, The Knot Guide for the Groom will turn regular guys into happy husbands.
Put the word wedding in front of anything, even the same thing, and BOOM! tack on an extra 25% at least. Don’t believe me? This video nails it! Guys, just don’t lose it or your prewife! You’ll look foolish, because if she has already made up her mind (and it is amazing how fast she can when it really counts) and you are only going to wind up buying the cake anyway!
Even though it is winter time, it seems like there is no better time then to think about what your wedding cake should look like. This week, we will look into the beach themes wedding cake. Why? Well just to give you some more ideas of course! Stay tuned, the fun it just starting!
The amazing thing about all the planning, scrimping, worrying, arguing, imbibing and saving for a wedding is when you actually pull it off. The successful arrival of all your guests to your island paradise, the sigh of relief knowing that both sets of parents get along so well that you can stick them at the corner of the wedding table and not have to check up on them too often. These are just some of the things that make you breathe a sigh of relief, look your Prewife in the eye knowing all is well with her too, and then go hit the beach.
Of course, even the best wedding is not all smiles and sunshine… From our own personal experience – we learned to be very flexible. We saw our guest list drop from 50 to 15 people. It worked out well, since in the end it was actually quite an intimate affair (and what I wanted all along). We went from having a full band and a buffet style beach dinner, to a DJ and buffet dinner, to an iPod hooked up to speakers at a restaurant, to what was playing at the Restaurant. This was fine as well as the restaurant was excellent. As usual props go out to the Prewife – always cool under pressure, and nary a hissy-fit in sight. Gents, make sure your Prewife has nerves of steel and the flexibility to match. Getting married at an island destination is not for the faint of heart.
The one thing we did not scrimp on was the photographer. If there is one thing we can say is most important, it is the photog. Now this doesn’t mean you have to blow all your money on the most expensive one. But make sure to get the best one you can afford. Take your time on this. If the wedding is local, look at their pics and talk with the photographer and find out how they interact with you. If they have references, by all means use them. If the wedding is a destination, then as soon as you decide where to have it, find out who is going to shoot it. Check out their website, email them, etc. Destination weddings tend to be in beautiful places that sometimes have limited resources – such as a photographer’s availability. So get the best one you can quickly, before they are snatched up by another wedding party. Do not rely on friends or relatives for anything more then “fun photos” or you will be very disappointed.
If you happen to be going to Turks and Caicos, where we had our wedding, the photographer we used was Ileana, from Tropical Imaging. I cannot say enough good things about her. Professional, relaxed, engaging, on the ball, excellent photographer, the list goes on, you get the idea. Tropical Imaging’s setup for picking out pictures you want to keep is straight forward and is as easy as opening up your laptop, logging on to their site and selecting the images you want.
So, this week and next, we here at Prewife will focus on some great locations for destination weddings.
Ok, I know I said that last week was Star Wars week, but when I typed “Star Wars Wedding” into the Googlebox, up popped 22,000,000 (million!) hits. I mean, that is a lot of hits for people who use the Force to get hitched. So, I guess this will have to be week two of Star Wars.
I think the hardest part about pulling off such an event would be convincing the Prewife of its necessity. You could say, “but honey, I always pictured Yoda ministering at my wedding”, or “now you can wear the Metal Bikini!”, you know, say things that will really excite her and give her a glimpse of how the rest of her life is going to go…sweet.
So, after trolling the Web – here are some Star Wars wedding day pics for your enjoyment after the jump
Ok, so we went ahead and done it. Created a forum on the chance that maybe someone god forbid hopefully, will use it. Actually, the real reason is because it is a very cool plugin for wordpress, but also because hey, why not try something new. You don’t have to sign up to user it yet, just hit the forum button at the top of the page, click on a topic and let it all out.
Give it a try, let us know what you think.
Trying to figure out just how much you need to spend to kick off an engagement can be tricky even when you are not in fear of losing your job. Nowadays, it is just plain scary to drain your bank account so that you can encrust a piece of expensive circular metal with even more expensive shiny rocks. Unfortunately for you, that is kind of how the world works. Look at it this way, at least you get to pee standing up…. But like everything else in this life, it will cost you.
Now depending on how realistic, compassionate, understanding, crazy your prewife is, pretty much dictates the proportion of what’s in your bank account you get to spend on her new accessory. Even better would be if your bank account is empty. Then you can plead with her that you have no money and the credit card company lowered your credit maximum down to say…$1,000… what’s that, she knows you have more then one card?…you, my friend are screwed.
You can always try talking to her about tough times and the need to conserve every penny and would she perhaps consider this ring you got from the cracker jack box…Make sure you tell her about its secret decoder capability. Maybe she can find a way
There have been some crazy weddings out there. You remember the bride with the life-sized cake made in her image right? How about a Shrek wedding…Dressed as Shrek and Fionna? Sound strange? Yeah, well, go figure.
The story goes that these two love birds were a few months out from the altar. The Future Mrs decided that her hubby to be looked too much like Shrek not to take advantage of the opportunity. On their wedding day they hired a makeup artist and spent some three hours getting “Shreked” up for the ceremony. Mr. and Mrs. Green (seriously…that’s their last name) are now probably on Holiday, sans the green makeup.
No word from Donkey’s Rep as to why he was not invited…
You knew Star Wars Groom Cake week could only finish this way. Either this way or with a Vader cake…but after seeing his nasty head in Return of the Jedi and watching poor Anican melt in the lava, ummm yeah…not so much interest in the Lord Vader head cake…
But to feast upon a basketball sized Death Star cake, well that is something totally different!
So what’s the running theme through all these cakes.. yeah besides star wars….. Someone is lucky enough to have scored their own perfect prewife.
Congrats gents. A woman who can understand, tolerate and even respect your crazy obsessions. A job well done indeed.
Not since Oscar the Grouch has a tin can looked so..well…lovable. Everyone and I mean EVERYONE was taken with the R2 unit when he hit the screens in the seventies. Cooler yet, was when we actually got to see what the little Tin Can was really designed for in the Phantom Menace (I mean besides helping Luke grease Imperial Tie Fighters…geeesh!)
So it should come as no surprise that today’s Star Wars modified Groom Cake is probably one of the best rendered confections of R2 in our Galaxy. Created by baker Mark Randazzo over at markjosephcakes.com, this Fondant and Rice Crispy creation deserves a spot in front of next to any Star Wars’ Fan boy’s wedding cake
Talk about detail! This Storm Trooper Groom Cake is amazing! Guys, now this is love from your spouse to be… I mean if you are going to be forced freed to spend eternity with one person (that’s for the rest of your life), shouldn’t it be with someone that cares enough to know what kind of groom cake you would want? How about if she made it with her owns hands as well!
Fortunately, some lucky soul is now married to the Crazy Cake Lady. Imagine what his birthday cakes must be like!
Jabba the Hutt. Now there was a war-lord that knew how to party. With the exception of his massive slimy bulk and penchant for eating small cold bloodied quadrupeds, he certainly could get the ladies. Why just thinking about Princess Leia shackled and pimped out in her hot metal bikini makes me think back to my youth and late nights alone with…. but that is another story for another day.
Which is why Jabba the Hutt is such a Damn cool Groom Cake! Not so much that Jabba brings back good memories, except of course watching Leia take revenge by offing Jabba with her chain, but mostly Leia with her chain… But you can’t really have a princess Leia cake… because that my friend is way too weird.
Enjoy more of the Hutt after the jump
This week we will be focused squarely on all the cool Star Wars groom Cakes out there. Maybe it will give you an idea of what your man really wants for his groom cakes. Remember, you can never go wrong with a a grrom cake shaped like a Wookie.
May the force be with you.
Whelp, you just can’t go wrong by letting your man have a bachelor party and blow off some steam before he sacrifices gets ready to share the rest of his life with you.
And nothing really shows you care, a lot, about him then to blow scads of the little bit of cash you have left after buying that $5,000 wedding dress on his man cake.
We here at Prewife are always on the prowl for a cake worth to be called mancake. Today we have found a pretty damn good one: the engine cake… Feast your eyes. No word yet if the engine oil is 10W30 grade carmel sauce.
The wedding. As a guy, you think about it all your life during commercials with hot models: “Man that would be sweet to be shacked up with that hot babe for life…”
I honestly believe that society has geared men not to take much of an interest in marriage until the very last possible second – such as when you realize you need the blue pill and your days as a player are OVER. So, while we are out there happily sowing our wild oats with no idea that within a year or two we could be hitched, the inevitability of a drained bank account looms large on the horizon. You’ve felt its presence… when you wake up in the middle of the night with a cold sweat on your brow and you realize that perhaps one night a week and weekends IS too much time to be spending with your girl.
And you should be afraid, very afraid. As we have speculated here before, the cost of matrimony keeps going up! The average wedding in the US today starts….starts at $7,000 – not including
As we have been searching the interweb to find wedding cake ideas, I keep coming across some incredibly inventive, cool and downright crazy wedding cakes out there.
As I have said before, put the word “wedding” in front of anything and the price jumps by 50%. Use the combination of wedding and cake anywhere in the same sentence and you, my friend, are screwed. I have seen plain three-tiered white icing with black cake confections that can feed up to 90 people for about $1,000.
WTF!? That is 10 bucks a slice! I know that may not sound too expensive as you sit cuddled up on your couch or goofing off at work while reading this post, but trust me, come wedding night, after the party is over and it is time to settle up with the caterer, you will be saying WTF for the next month.
But it is a wedding! Why all the negativity! Relax, enjoy, try not to think of the fact that you are spending anywhere from 10 to $40,000 dollars for just fives hours…
So, if you are going to drop some serious cash on a cake then, my friend, you need to go big! The more crazy the better! Just check out some of these cakes of mass craziness.
Of course craziness comes in all shapes in sizes!
Seems like a silly question I know. However, the flowers have to go into something and that something is a vase. Preferably a pretty one.
Here is a cool site that has hand painted vases. Even better, they are having a free giveaway. here is what they are looking for:
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*The Parents or Groom that knows that you are a true flower lover and will fill this special vase again and again.
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Weddings. Is there ever a time so special in ones…… OOps, sorry wrong script…
Let’s face it. Weddings in the best of times can be a bit a pain in the butt. However, planning a wedding when the bottom drops out of the economy can be downright depressing.
Our wedding is to take place on a charming island in the Caribbean. White sand, blue water, sun, me, her, all our friends, family… what could be better? We planned to keep it small, under 40 people. The wedding is on the beach, with a beach BBQ afterward accompanied by a DJ. Then it is off to the Honeymoon suite to knock-up, impregnate, make sweet music with my newly minted wife… BLISS
With amazing alacrity, the economy nosedived and with it most of the RSVPs to the wedding. One by one, friends who were so excited to come and frolic in the surf for a week and have a vacation while watching their friends get hitched came to realize the reality of their situation: no one’s job is safe. Belt tightening is a must. Our guest roster dropped from 40 to 13 people (including me and the prewife)
Now let me go on record as saying that I do not blame any single one of our friends. Flying thousands of miles to a foreign country to stay in expensive hotels is a lot of cash to spend, especially in these times. Personally, I am thankful we have the cash to go and get hitched.
The amazing thing about my prewife is that with all the changes and the frantic emails back and forth with the wedding planner and our friends dropping off the roster like flies, she has been resilient, taking the whole thing in stride. Quips like “more food for us”, “more intimate”, etc. grace her lips as she adroitly adjusts to the new reality of our wedding on a daily basis.
I have seen other prewives crumble into a heap over less.
Ok, I love cameras. I love photography. Now I love my family even more! They all pitched in and got me a wedding gift.
I could not be happier with the choice! the Canon G10
Now, I lurk on a few other forums out there and I know that many people want to see the beast in action. So I will post pictures shortly.
just hang on!
Ok here are some
Yes! Another Mario wedding cake and this one does not disappoint.
So, after days/weeks/months of pursuing various themes on how the Frack to have present and serve a wedding cake, I forced the prewife to vote on the issue. Since there were only two of us I enlisted the neighbor’s dog for the tie breaker vote. Predictably, the vote split down party lines with the Dog abstaining because, well, he can’t read or understand English. This forced a runoff vote in which we compromised and chose cupcakes.
Seriously though, this confectionery creation by Jeanne Ray is so amazing (especially since she had no classical confectionery training before she dumped her day job and got into it) that it deserves props from this site!
She made a order for his birthday cake 2 weeks ago and I have been brainstorming since. *So much PressuRE!* *laughs*
It always starts off with a sketch; which I was pretty happy with … and began working on it 3 days ago. It does take many hours to painfully sculpt every little detail but the outcome usually is rewarding when more effort is put in. I really wanted Jon to be surprised and Amanda to be happy with paying for what I was worth. *sigh*..stress..haha; I’m Happy with it, I think it’s quite cool…but that’s just me!
more pics after the jump!
Proposals come in all shapes and sizes. It can be as simple as whipping the ring out during the commercial of March Madness (she did come all the way down to the bar with you after all), to something a bit more elaborate, say proposing on Google Street Viewer.
Any way you do it, there is one important thing to remember: make sure she will say yes. Just because you have it in your head that YOU want to be with her forever, doesn;t mean those feelings translate to her. And because we men are such great communicators, sometimes women misinterpret our intentions as either being sick or clingy.
The best thing to do is when you pass by a jewelry store, slow down and linger in the front of it (but don’t stop) and see what she does. If she goes for a look at the necklaces and earrings, then hhhmmmm, come back in one week (after giving her flowers, rubbing her feet…you know BRIBING her into marrying your sorry ass). However, if she lingers a the rock encrusted rings that happen to go on the left hand, well then you know that she not only has marriage on the brain, but that chances are good that it is about a marriage to you.
The rest is simple. Wait till your 100 Bazillion dollar company rolls it fleets of photo-cars out in front of your business and tell the world that you are ready!
Today’s great cake is an internet confection complete with laptops and an Ethernet cable. Personally i would have gone for the Internet Cloud, but hey, I am all for going Lo-fi sometimes. I wonder if that is chocolate cake with vanilla frosting or white cake with coconut….
Your chances really are better meeting someone online then meeting someone at the bar. Well,let me rephrase that. Your chances of a meaningful, long lasting, relationship is better online then at the bar. Now, if you are just after messy drunken hot random sex, just remember last call is 1:45am.
So the question of the day is: do you invite kids to the wedding or not. Mind you, I don’t mean babies, which should not be invited at all (besides they can’t read the save the date card) and yes I realize that means that the mom’s probably can;t come either and that also means the husband’s of said wives would probably be brow-beaten if they came home tanked after a fun filled wedding. We all know what happens at weddings… mmm hmmm…
Cnn posted a story yesterday about how kids actually add value to a wedding. So I am on the fence about this one. So I put it to you, gentle reader. Sound off about whether you think having rug rats children attend a destination wedding that IS NOT Disney is a good idea or sheer Folly.