Thursday, November 13, 2008

Goat cake

One thing about the wedding that I haven´t mentioned on here is the groom´s cake. Because Torsten reads the blog, and I didn´t want him to have a single inkling about it. But I know that there´s a tradition of having a groom´s cake alongside the tiered wedding cake--normally in the shape of something the groom loves, like the logo of his favorite sports team.

For Torsten, it had to be a goat. He loves them. He grew up near a goat farm and fed baby goats lettuce when he was little, and he has loved goats ever since. I looked around and got a bunch of insanely expensive quotes, and finally found someone who said she would do a goat silhouette for a reasonable price. I thought it was going to be two dimensional. But she went above and beyond.

I´m not sure I´ve ever laughed as hard as I did when I saw that cake. Especially when one of my bridesmaids blurted out, "Oh my god, it´s a dead goat!" Because that´s really, really what it looked like.

And it was delicious.

48 comments:

  1. Oh my god, Jess, that is hysterical! That totally trumps the Penn State groom's cake I had for Jon. It reminds me of the armadillo cake from Steel Magnolias! What did Torsten think of it?

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  2. My husband got a Batman groom's cake. And it was better than our wedding cake :)

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  3. Oh my goodness, I really thought that was a real goat!Had to look closer and realize that yes it was in fact a cake!

    Yes, this is better than the steel magnolias cake. What color was the cake once you cut into it?

    LOL

    How cute!

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  4. I saw pictures of this cake on Facebook and thought it was fabulous. Always great when the bride and groom can have a sense of humor with their wedding!!! I got my husband a White Sox groom's cake ... as a surprise. It floored him!

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  5. That is a great cake! Whoever made it did a fantastic job.

    What flavor was it?

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  6. haha how funny! When I get married I want a groom's cake instead of the big fancy one.

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  7. OMG it does look like a dead goat - but cute as can be at the same time! I love that idea, what was his reaction?

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  8. This made me smile so much...that's perfection! LOL!
    I think the grooms cakes always taste better than the wedding cake.

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  9. OMG, he had to cut into and eat a goat?? Hee!

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  10. That is so awesome! Totally realistic. I bet that Torsten loved it - hilarious! :)

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  11. Holy crap. That truly looks like a goat.

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  12. HAAAAA oh that is awesome. and i definitely also thought it was a dead goat before i read the post :-)

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  13. I really do not think I could have eaten that. It's hilarious but weirds me out (eating things shaped like animals even though I eat meat so hello! hypocritical!). Reminds me of the armadillo cake from Steel Magnolias.

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  14. I'm with Sizzle, no way could I have eaten that.

    Although I must say that is the cutest dead goat imaginable!

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  15. It turned out so great! And very realistically colored, which is kind of creepy, but in a good way. =)

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  16. I also immediately thought of the armadillo from Steel Magnolias... glad I'm not the only one!

    So, was it red velvet? :)

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  17. The concept of a groom's cake is Southern, no? I've never actually seen one in California...or Massachusetts for that matter, but there was most certainly a fishing creel groom's cake at my friend's North Carolina wedding! The goat, obviously, is AWESOME.

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  18. I've *heard* of groom's cakes but I've never actually seen one, and my first one being a dead goat is just amazing LOL. Is the groom's cake the same size as the wedding cake? How many does it typically feed? I'm just curious as we don't have this custom up here in Winnipeg (well not that I'm aware of!)

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  19. I saw that on Facebook and had quite a chuckle.

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  20. It DOES look real! Glad it was tasty!

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  21. Thanks for the explanation - the story makes it even better! :)

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  22. Hahaha that is so funny! Such a realistic looking goat (cake).

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  23. I LOVE IT. That is hilarious. Did it at least taste good?

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  24. Did he love it?? That's so awesome.

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  25. Having never heard of the concept of a "groom's cake" before, this post would have been infinitely more hilarious without any explanation.

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  26. LoL! That is the best grooms cake I've ever seen = ) I hope there is a picture of his face when he saw it!

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  27. There is a groom's cake too? I have never seen that.

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  28. Hm, I've never heard of a Groom's Cake tradition! I bet now that you've mentioned it I'll start hearing about it everywhere. LOL.

    Maybe it's an American thing and we don't do it in Canada? Hmm. Interesting!

    That Goat Cake is HI-LARIOUS! Love it.

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  29. That is hilarious. I had never heard of a groom's cake until I moved to Minnesota. Even right next door in Wisconsin, we didn't have that tradition. Weird that it's an east coast thing as well but skips portions of the Midwest!

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  30. Whoa. That does look eerily realistic. Was it red inside?

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  31. HAHA love it!
    My fiance loves pigs. Now I'm tempted to get him a pig cake. My parents have a pig farm and our colours are pink and yellow so it does work. Hmmm...

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  32. Love it!!

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  33. There is a fine mist of coffee all over my monitor.

    The cake is hilarious. I'm glad it was good, too.

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  34. hahahah that's too funny!

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  35. wow that is one of the most creative groom's cakes I've ever seen!

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  36. OMG! It's like Steel Magnolias, but with a goat instead of an armadillo! Was it red velvet cake inside?

    Too, too funny! And now, for some reason, I have an image of Torsten dancing in an alpine meadow with goats while wearing lederhosen and singing that song from The Sound of Music...

    High on a hill was a lonely goatherd
    Lay ee odl lay ee odl lay hee hoo
    Loud was the voice of the lonely goatherd
    Lay ee odl lay ee odl-oo...

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  37. The goat cake is awesome! Did he laugh his ass off? I'll bet he did...

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  38. That is an awesome grooms cake, great detail!

    Ever since my fiance proposed to me with a gorgeous diamond engagement ring from www.idonowidont.com I have been deciding on an awesome surprise grooms cake for him.

    Since he loves football, we will make him a football themed cake with little action figures!

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  39. Creepiest but still sweetest cake ever-- nice job to hunt it down!!

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  41. the groom's cake is a southern tradition, meant to be a surprise gift from the bride to the groom- originally started as a way for a bride to prove to her husband to be that she could cook, and given in advance of the wedding, but eventually it became just as important as the wedding cake in the south
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