NFL Football play-offs have officially begun, bringing with it an intense atmosphere of local sports loyalty across the country. In the midst of the all this sports energy, we at The Perfect Details are fondly reminded of an ever important aspect to the wedding reception-- the groom's cake! Groom's cakes have a long tradition of unconventional flavors and designs (remember the red velvet armadillo cake from Steel Magnolias?), and sports themed cakes are increasingly amongst the most popular designs. From replicas of footballs to entire models of a favorite stadium, sports themed cakes are truly a unique addition to any wedding.
Sports themed cakes can hold a number of meanings to any given couple. Often times the sport and team of choice can simply be used as a whimsical reflection of an individual's personality by showcasing a favorite past-time, or perhaps paying hommage to the bride or groom's hometown. In some cases, however, the sport or team of choice can be representative of a connection the couple shares-- perhaps a school mascot to represent where the two first met, or a team or sports arena highlights an important event in each others' lives. In whatever way the sport represents the couple, themed cakes are becoming more and more popular and elaborate.
Celebrity pastry chef, Duff Goldman of Charm City Cakes in Baltimore, MD is probably one of the best examples of how a themed cake can become an integral detail of a wedding. Showcased on his television show Ace of Cakes, Duff and his team of cake artists have created innumerable cake masterpieces, from hockey trophies to entire stadium replicas; and other specialty bake shops across the country are following suit. Sports and other unconventional designs are taking the groom's cake world by storm. Below are a few examples of some of our favorite sports themed wedding and groom's cakes by Duff Goldman and other great bake shops. So the next time you are trying to find a unique way to incorporate an element of your own style and personality into your weddings, perhaps let a cake to do the talking.
*Images care of http://www.delish.com/, http://www.sportsthemedweddings.com/, and The Baltmore Sun http://www.baltimoresun.com/
** For more information about Duff Goldman and Charm City Cakes, please visit his site at http://www.charmcitycakes.com/
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