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Mr. Met Groom’s Cake

I love baseball themed cakes … and I’m considering this one the first of the 2011 season!  We delivered this peeking Mr. Met Groom’s cake this past Saturday to The Crystal Room in Staten Island, NY as a surprise to a Mets fan groom from his Yankees fan wife!

This cake was comprised of red velvet cake, filled and frosted with vanilla moussaline buttercream and decorated in fondant.  The Mets hat on top was made of rice cereal treats and decorated in fondant.

Travellin’ into 2010

The first Sweet Element cake of 2010 required an all nighter on 1/1, but it was totally worth it!  Inspired by the Travelocity gnome, this lil’ gnomie cake stood about 2′ tall & was my first cake competition entry for the 1st annual NYC Cake Convention.  Since the competition was in NYC, I wanted to put this lil’ guy in a very NYC place that would be easily recognized, and thought that the subway platform would be perfect!

Even though he didn’t win, he’s still a winner in my book.  Gnomie was made of alternating layers of chocolate & vanilla cake, filled & frosted with American buttercream.  His rock & hat were made of rice krispy treats & the decoration was done in a combination of modeling chocolate, fondant & gumpaste.  The Metrocard is made of chocolate.

AT-AT Groom’s Cake

I’ve seen some pretty impressive Star Wars cakes out on the web, but I have never been asked to make one until I received a request for this AT-AT groom’s cake.  While definitely a challenge, I really enjoyed the whole process of making this cake – and learned a whole lot about construction & what a difference an air brush can make!  Gotta admit it was a little strange taking my airbrush out for the very first time to make a cake look “dirty”, but that is precisely what it needed to do, and I am pretty happy with the results.

The cake was a yellow pound cake filled with peanut butter buttercream (one of my new favorites) & iced in vanilla buttercream.  The deco on the cake was done in a combination of fondant & gum paste.  In case you’re wondering, the actual cake part of this piece was the body & the head.  I try to make everything I can edible … but this one definitely needed some serious support!  I had debated creating one of the AT-ATs fallen over on its side, which could have probably been made all edible with sugar legs, but I think the overall appearance of one of these standing up is far more impressive looking.  My client also requested that there be something on the board to show the size of the AT-AT, so with the help of a few Star Wars buff friends, we decided to take a scene from the movie and add a crashed out snowspeeder.  I hope I did it justice!

Big thanks to Jay, my carpenter & all around handyman in the kitchen & workshop!  Couldn’t have gotten this done without you!

Without further adieu …. here’s photos of the latest Sweet Element AT-AT cake!

AT-AT Grooms Cake
AT-AT Grooms Cake (Rear View)
AT-AT Grooms Cake (Front View)
AT-AT Grooms Cake Head Closeup
Fondant Snowspeeder
AT-AT Cake in ATV [ Our delivery Honda Pilot ;) ]