It’s not everyday I get a request for a surprise Groom’s cake with five cats on it. A request like this is not only different but it’s one that requires a lot of skill, planning, and execution. I am always up for a challenge!
Victoria reached out to me hoping I could design her a cake to surprise her Groom-To-Be with on their wedding day and she really wanted it to have their five, yes five, cats on it. I quickly learned just how much Kyle loves them. He is obsessed with them. I was also told how much Kyle loves desert plants (the spikier and stranger the better) and cool colors. How was I going to make a cake with five cats, desert plants, and a cool color palette make sense? How about matte gray planter boxes filled with edible stones, sugar succulents/plants, and their five cats playing amongst them.
Victoria emailed me at least 10 photos of each cat so I could use them as reference. I sculpted each cat out of modeling chocolate (think, edible clay) and then hand-painted them. Each cat had to be in a certain position and Kyle’s favorite cat, named Pip, was front and center and had a black bow-tie adorning its neck.
This cake had so many time-consuming elements and small details that I worked so hard on. It was wonderful to hear how much Kyle loved his personalized Groom’s cake and how he was telling everyone which cat was which. The last picture of Victoria smiling at Kyle admiring his cake is my favorite of all and makes it all worth it. Victoria, I hope this cake was all you wanted and more!
Here are some images of the process as well as the professional images captured by the talented and wonderful Rachel Solomon. This cake might go down as one of my most unique requests as well as one of my most customized requests.
Photos Rachel Solomon Photography | Day of Coordinator Meren Dehaze of Some Like It Classic – Wedding Design | Venue Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale | Floral Design Carte Blanche Design | Groom’s Cake Heartsweet Cakes | Hair Joey’s Hair Couture | Makeup June Pearl Beauty | Gown Pronovias via Lillian Lottie Couture | Harpist VeeRonna Ragone | Groom The Clotherie | Hand lettering & signage The Pretty Paperie | Shoes Jimmy Choo | Rentals Classic Party Rentals | Paper Minted | Rings & Cufflinks Cartier | Earrings Tiffany & Co. | Film Lab The FIND Lab