Thursday, April 21, 2011

Wish Upon A Wedding

We receive many requests for donations from various charities and local events. While we would love to donate to all of them, we do have limited resources and therefore we have to choose carefully. However, when we heard about Wish Upon A Wedding, we knew we had to be a part of this wonderful program. Wish Upon A Wedding is the world's first nonprofit wish granting organization providing weddings and vow renewals for couples facing terminal illness and serious life altering circumstances regardless of sexual orientation.

We offered our services several months ago when the Indianapolis Chapter first began, not knowing for sure how the process worked or if we would ever be called upon to help. Well, about 3 months ago, we got the call.

Indy Cakes is pleased to announce that we were chosen to provide the wedding cake for the first Wedding Wish granted by the Indianapolis chapter of Wish Upon A Wedding.

Janice and Cory are an amazingly sweet couple with a story that will make you appreciate how difficult planning a wedding for them would be without an organization like Wish Upon A Wedding

Be sure to check out the blog post from the Indianapolis chapter of Wish Upon A Wedding for more details regarding their story and their special day.

It is with great pride that we can now display the following badge:

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

The Groom's Cake

There might be several of you reading this thinking "what the heck is a groom's cake, and why should he get one just for him!?" Well, let me give you a little history on the evolution of the Groom's cake.

A few decades ago, when your wedding cake was white cake with white frosting and to have anything else was just unheard of, brides still loved chocolate cake. Folks in the south decided that since so many people still liked chocolate cake, there had to be a way to have a chocolate cake at the wedding. It was decided that a small sheet cake that would be decorated with a little bit of the chosen wedding color would be placed on the cake table. Typically, this cake included an inscription congratulating the happy couple. This was the start of the Groom's Cake.

For many years, the Groom's cake was relegated to a small cake decorated according to the bride's wishes. As groom's began to take more interest in planning their receptions, the cakes began to become a little more "manly." Instead of having flowers in the wedding colors, there might have been a fishing scene, or a drawing of golf clubs.

Fast forward to the present and Groom's cakes have taken on a life of their own. Often, the bride will surprise her groom with this special creation. With the popularity of the many cake shows lately, these cakes have become even more creative, ranging from 3D golf bags, to fish, to beer barrels! Many brides love the idea of these unique cakes, but not necessarily at the reception (let's face it, a dead deer head doesn't belong next to filet mignon!). These brides have decided to serve the groom's cake at the rehearsal dinner. This is a more intimate setting and provides a nice "preview" of the how delicious the wedding cake is going to be!

While not every couple opts for a groom's cake, those that do tend to go for something pretty cool. Below are a few of our recent cake designs that would make great groom's cakes!