Groom's cake cincinnati - sculpted groom's cakes
"Midnight Monster"...a surprise Groom's Cake that Veronica ordered for Michael!
We were told that this is what he becomes at night, a true "Midnight Monster :), and to celebrate that, we freshly baked four tiers of chocolate truffle cake paired with chocolate ganache and peanut butter mousseline, iced in our custom made rolled chocolate!!!
This cake was a surprise to be presented to the groom at the after party at one of our cool new venue, The New Riff.
To guarantee the safe transportation and integrity of the cake, we chose to use two masonite boards as a base and a metal treaded rod as structure to support the top suspended tiers. The total height of the rod was 24".
Washers and bolts support the top two tiers. Food safe PVC piping isolates the edible cake from the metal rod:).
The main character of our design is Mr. Midnight Monster, who was made out of rice crisps and covered in rolled chocolate, and then airbrushed with edible paint.
He is sitting on his on little board and can be preserved...I don't think that they will have the heart to eat him:)
To add to the yumminess of this cake, we added some of our from scratch truffles and cookies:) The "tissue paper" that line each tier was made of very thin sheets of rolled chocolate. Nothing compares to the taste and flexibility of rolled chocolate, also known as modeling chocolate!
Scoops of our faux ice cream were stacked to hide the metal rod that supports the top two tiers. They look SO real:)
We made them ahead of time and where ready to go at assembly time. I promise to post a tutorial on how to make these faux ice-cream scoops!. Come back in a few days and check it out!
Coco and Zoe are the names of Michael and Veronica's beloved dogs and we wanted to incorporate their names to our design.
Thank you for taking the time to review our work. I hope that you have learned a thing or two!
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Since opening in 2010 in Cincinnati, Venezuelan born Ileana Saldivia’s studio, Sugar Realm has become a preeminent wedding and celebration cake design boutique. In 2018, due to her husband's job, Ileana and her family relocated to Philadelphia, and so did her Sugar Kingdom. Sugar Realm’s cakes and confections are known for their sophisticated flavors, unique designs, artistic sugar flowers, innovative techniques, and architectural compositions. The studio’s wedding cakes are regularly featured in leading bridal, lifestyle, and cake decorating magazines. In the December 2015 issue of “Cincinnati Magazine,” Sugar Realm was named “Best of the City” and featured on the cover. Saldivia’s blog “Life in a Sugar Kingdom” is regularly visited by hundreds of cake enthusiasts and professionals.
Our online cake decorating class "Make-ahead techniques for stunning cakes", covers ileana's favorite cake decorating techniques, as well as the recipe of her signature Rolled Chocolate and her favorite tools and resources.