Thursday, February 24, 2011

Chattanooga's Cake Aces - Penguins and More

We've received some e-mails about the fantastic cakes at the 3rd Annual Formal Affair Bridal Show. Chattanooga was the theme and many did wonderful renditions of the Tennessee Aquarium's River Journey building.
It's truly amazing what these creative people are able to do with a relatively simple list of ingredients. If you've ever seen Ace of Cakes on the Food Network, then you have an appreciation of the time and talent it takes to design a "killer cake" like these. The cake below was designed by one of the Aquarium's event caterers, 212 Market.

Duff Goldman must have had a difficult time judging these entries. Many of them lived up to the standards set by Duff's Charm City Cakes.

With butterflies clinging to the "glass" peaks and penguins sneaking out a side door, the Aquarium cake seen above produced a lot of smiles.

Of course, many also included a tip of the hat to Volkswagen Group of America's new Chattanooga Operations. This cake is uber cool. (We love the fact a penguin is hitch-hiking on the roof of this VW Bug.)

A most impressive display of the Chattanooga Choo Choo and their famous courtyard.

This vertical design was amazing. But seriously, how would you cut and serve a cake such as this?

In the end, the above cake was the winning entry. Congrats to all of the competitors. Read some of Duff Goldman's advice to brides-to-be here.
These cakes inspire us to have some fun on that special day. Brides-to-be might not realize the Tennessee Aquarium is an awesome place to hold your wedding, reception or rehearsal dinner. Outdoor on the Aquarium Plaza with the Tennessee River as a backdrop, or within River Journey or Ocean Journey surrounded by animals, wedding ceremonies become fun, unique and memorable for everyone.

Check out the image above. It shows that a tropical destination wedding is possible in Downtown Chattanooga. (One way to have your cake and eat it too!)


John said...

Sweeeeet!!!!!! No pun intended!

ashley said...


Jenniffer said...

The very first cake is from Cup a Dee Cakes and we HAD to make the aquarium the top tier. Everything was edible except a few wires to hold up the "glass" roof. I never knew how many angles make up the roof!