Today I’m sharing with you a New Orleans Pelicans Groom’s Cake. And before I took this order… I didn’t know there was such a team. Oops!
Here in the Atwater house, we’re football fans. Mostly NFL, some college and high school when my brothers and nephews were playing. Fun stuff.
But basketball? Not so much. I can name a few really well known teams, like the Chicago Bulls and well… the Chicago Bulls. HA! That’s the only one I can think of.
Ooh, ooh, ooh, and the Lakers. Because Paula Abdul used to be a Laker’s Girl. I remember that piece of trivia from a hundred years ago when she was a pop star and then I think it came up when she was on American Idol. Yes, I’m that old.
Okay… enough rabbit trails. The point is – I don’t know basketball. I didn’t even know New Orleans had a pro basketball team (shameful, I know).
But HEY – they do!! And now I know it. And I got to make a Pelican’s themed cake once upon a time in 2013 to sit in a beautiful room on a groom’s cake table 🙂
SO – without further ado, let me tell you about the cake. The groom really wanted it to match the Pelican’s logo as closely as possible… so I knew it had to be oval! And because of the number of servings needed – I went with a 12×16″ pan from the Wilton Oval Pans set.
Getting any dark shade is hard with fondant and this navy was no exception. I started with Satin Ice Blue and added Americolor Navy gel plus a little Satin Ice black fondant. I worked it and added and kneaded and added and I finally got the color I wanted – but the texture was no longer ideal.
Either way, praise the Lord it worked! I was able to roll it out and cover the cake without any major flaws. The color was a little uneven and it felt like it might crack at any moment, but somehow – it worked!!
Oooh, and let me tell you about the venue. The wedding was held at Magnolia Hall in Natchez, MS (the town where most of my wedding cakes go – I’m SO lucky to live near a town with so many beautiful old homes!!). Anyway – the room was just stunning!!
The wedding was in December so there was some Christmas going on in the decor and well… it was just a pretty, pretty room! In this picture you can see the wedding cake up front and the groom’s cake way in the back… and all that natural light. Swoon!
One last thing – someone asked about the logo. I printed it out, and laid it over the rolled out fondant (wax paper in between) and used an Xacto blade to cut out all the different pieces one-by-one and then puzzle pieced it together. It took a long time – more than 3 hours if I remember correctly because I had to do every tiny bit by hand!
So, what do you think? Do you have any questions about this New Orleans Pelicans Groom’s Cake? Leave me a comment and I’ll answer if I can!
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