Life in the A-Frame

Life in the A-Frame

Monday, May 7, 2012

Making the Groom's Cake

My son asked me to make his Groom's Cake. He wanted Paula Deen's Gooey Butter Cake and something to do with a griffin.
I bought 4 pounds of butter, 8 yellow cake mixes, 8 packages of cream cheese, 8 pounds of powdered sugar and 2 dozen eggs.

I made stacks of things to recycle.
Then I made 8 batches of Gooey Butter Cake. This took 8 hours and after I got done, the electricity went off for 4 hours!
I hand painted a Griffin with dark and white chocolate to make the cake topper. This took 4 hours.
The result was so great! The gooey butter cake was really more like a bar cookie so I cut it in squares and stacked it. I edged it in butter cream and chocolate "rocks".  My husband made the cake stand out of cedar. I think it turned out very "manly" and unique. I was so proud to do it.


DebH said...

you did good!!! REALLY GOOD!! I bet it tasted wonderful too. I might just have to try that recipe. Your pretty darn creative with that griffin and Yes..It looks real manly!! Gorgeous

Pam (Rose) Beeler said...

Nicely done, my friend ... nicely done, indeed.

Randy Beeler said...

Does Lee Jay realize that many (dare I say, no OTHER) mothers would ever do this, let alone reach these same aesthetic heights? (i.e., he owes you BIG TIME fer Mother's Day!).

Calming Scents said...

You did a great job..and your brave! I dont know I could have done that, well i doubt my children would even ask I have a reputation at ruining cakes.

Anonymous said...

It was truly magnificent and was sinfully delicious!