Did you know August 8 is National Whataburger Day? Last year, Sarah and Jonathan were married the day before this tasty holiday, and their groom's cake was a perfect compliment to both occasions.
Sarah and Jonathan are missionaries, and she wanted surprise him with a personalized groom's cake. She said every time they come back to the states, Jonathan has to make his first stop Whataburger, and as a big Sweet & Spicy Bacon Burger fan, I could completely relate!
I sketched out a cake that looked like the building so we could get an idea of the size. Sarah wanted the more A-frame style instead of the newer boxy looking stores, so that meant a little carving was in order. The height of the roofline was going to vary from about 3.5" at the edge to 6" at the peak with approximately 50 servings of cake.
Once the lemon cake was baked and filled with vanilla buttercream, it was time to get to work carving the cake into the correct shape. I created a template from my sketch dimensions to help get the right silhouette.
Then it was time to crumb coat the cake and add fondant panels to create the walls and striped roof.
Details really make a cake like this come alive, so I added texture to the roof and drive through window covers, plants around the doors, parking blocks, a street sign congratulating the newlyweds, and their wedding date as the opening hours on the door.
Of course there was also a wedding cake! Sarah wanted a naked cake, but instead of all white, she chose to have chocolate for the middle tier. This created visual interest as well as offering an additional flavor to their guests. The top and bottom tiers of the wedding cake were white chocolate with almond buttercream, and the middle was chocolate fudge with chocolate buttercream.
Congratulations to Sarah and Jonathan on their anniversary!
Hi! I'm Melisa.
Yep, only one 's' in my name!