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College Cake for Graduation

Posted in College Traditions, Let them eat cake! on January 11, 2011 by djscottshirley

We see a lot of college themed cakes at weddings for the groom’s cake. This SMU cake was made for Graduation Day, complete with a mortarboard:

Southern Methodist University is in Dallas, and their team is the Mustangs. The mascot, for sports trivia fans, is named “Peruna.”

There’s a Cake App For That!

Posted in Let them eat cake! on January 10, 2011 by djscottshirley

The first time you see one, you think it’s unique.

Of course, we’re talking about the iPhone cake.

There's an App for that!

Then you do a Google search, and find out that you might be in the minority, if you haven’t had an iPhone cake.

But if you still seek originality, you can always go with iCupcakes:

Cupcakes make changing Apps easy.

Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the bakery!

How to Make The Longhorn Groom’s Cake

Posted in College Traditions, Let them eat cake!, Weddings! on January 9, 2011 by djscottshirley

There have been many kinds of groom’s cakes to honor the University of Texas, most of them simple flat cakes with a longhorn on them.

But the three-dimensional cake is pretty impressive!

You expect it to "Moo!"

I had seen several such cakes, and had been scratching my head wondering how they are made, and how much of the statuary is truly edible.

Let Them Eat Cake, Inc.” tells how this one was made on their blog. Enjoy!

Another Aggie Fan’s Cake

Posted in College Traditions, Let them eat cake!, Texas Aggie Weddings, Weddings! on January 9, 2011 by djscottshirley

This one is not like the classic Aggie Bonfire cake, but it captures the sentiments that many Aggies have for The University of Texas, while at the same time dissing rival Texas Tech:

Bevo with sawn-off horns and a side of Red Raider.

This was the groom’s cake at Jay and Morgan Behrens’ wedding, where my friend Tommy Evans of Specialty Sound was the DJ and MC. Bevo is branded with Jay’s initials and wearing an Aggie banner. For those outside the loop of Texas sports traditions, “Bevo” is the nickname for the UT Longhorns’ mascot, an actual longhorn steer. Many Texas A & M fans have T-shirts and bumper stickers that threaten to “Saw ’em Off,” referring to Bevo’s horns.

In fact, the mascot’s name was born of this rivalry. Many years ago when the Aggies beat the Longhorns, a group of Aggies branded the UT mascot with the game’s humbling score: 13-0. When Longhorn fans discovered the offending brand, the poor bovine suffered another branding that changed the “13-0” lettering to read “BEVO.”

College mascots now have bodyguards to prevent such shenanigans, but they can’t do much about cake bakers.

The Hollywood Groom’s Cake

Posted in Let them eat cake!, Weddings! on January 2, 2011 by djscottshirley

For the New Year’s Day wedding of Irma and Javier Ayala, they had a unique groom’s cake to reflect Javier’s interest in filmmaking.

Hollywood Javier's cake, prior to "editing"

Photo courtesy of my old friend, master photographer Paul Knudsen.

In honor of their marriage, the hometown college team won the Rose Bowl, and there was much rejoicing. They had a wonderful fun celebration with friends and family that lasted every bit of six hours, with a Party Machine photo montage and ceremony highlight reel that got “two thumbs up” from Javier.

Expect a sequel.

Love New York? There’s an App for That!

Posted in Let them eat cake!, Weddings! on December 17, 2010 by djscottshirley

This couple had a thing for the Big Apple, and their baker caught the spirit:

Of course, Party Machine Celebrations has all the right stuff for a New York state of mind, whether it’s music, backdrops, projecting the Manhattan skyline on the walls, or the Statue of Liberty in the middle of the dance floor!

May The Force Be With You – and Chocolate!

Posted in Let them eat cake!, Weddings! on December 2, 2010 by djscottshirley

We have seen cakes decorated in school colors, in the shape of animals, and made to look like a football stadium. We have seen lots of cakes made to look like video game consoles, basketballs, footballs and such. If you’re a fan, there’s a cake waiting to be made for you.

A friend sent me the ultimate Groom’s Cake for the Star Wars fan:

They cut the cake with a Light Saber!

Stay tuned to the Party Machine blog for more fun cakes!