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A Magical Affair

Brandy and Brian’s wedding day at The Langham Chicago was full of love, laughter, and magic. One of the most unforgettable parts of the day was the revealing of the groom’s cake. Brandy surprised Brian with a Harry Potter themed cake, to honor their shared love for the famous series. The two-tiered cake was topped with the Sorting Hat, and adorned with a wand, snitch, and train ticket to Hogwarts, which are all signature items to the books.

The magic didn’t stop there! For their traditional wedding cake, we created a show-stopping 4-tiered cake adorned with gorgeous pink and burgundy flowers from Stems Chicago, as well as luscious greenery. Candles decorated the cake table, lighting up the cake to enhance its beauty.

We loved getting creative for the groom’s cake and keeping it classic for the wedding cake! Groom’s cakes are a fun, yet special gesture that every groom appreciates, and will have your guests in awe. Take a look at the gorgeous photos from AveryHouse below to get some inspiration!

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Photographer: AveryHouse | Planner: JDetailed Events | Venue and Catering: The Langham Chicago | Florist: Stems Chicago | Entertainment: Becca Kaufman Orchestra

XO, Elysia

A Groom’s Cake with a Bark

Liz and Joey’s wedding day was a joyous celebration, filled with friends and family! The most memorable part of the day had to be the unveiling of the groom’s cake – Joey was pleasantly surprised to find his best friend turned cake form. Liz wanted his Jack Russell Terrier, Pebbles, to be a part of their special day, and this was the most creative way possible!  Liz arranged for Joey’s favorite Boston Crème pie from Joe’s Seafood to be delivered to us so that we could depict Pebbles getting into trouble by eating his pie!

This cake was so much fun to create, and even more exciting to see Joey’s expression when first laying eyes on him! Take a peek below at this one of a kind grooms cake, and Joey’s once in a lifetime surprise!

XO, Elysia

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Photography: Carasco Photography | Venue: The Drake Chicago | Planner: Kesh Events

Custom Cake Spotlight: Bodybuilder Groom’s Cake and Blooming Wedding Cake

We absolutely love it when couples ask us to create not one, but two unique cakes for their wedding celebrations. Lauren and Lee, who got married last summer at the Museum of Contemporary Art, had a fun and personal groom’s cake as well as a gorgeous, four tier wedding cake. Kesh Events did a fantastic job planning their beautiful event. Thank you to Carasco Photography for sharing these lovely images of the couple and their two cakes below!

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Lauren and Lee’s fun personalities really shone through the groom’s cake. The two of them love working on their fitness together, so Lauren thought she’d display that in the form of a surprise groom’s cake for Lee. The cake itself took the form of two stacked weight plates, and standing in front of it was Lauren’s fondant figurine holding up Lee’s. Too cute – girl power!

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Lee’s groom’s cake was a yummy chocolate cake with peanut butter buttercream.

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Their wedding cake took on a completely different style – it was a beautiful, four tier cake with a large open fondant garden rose.

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The flavors included almond and chocolate cake with salted caramel buttercream and turtle filling.

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Having a groom’s cake in addition to your wedding cake is a great way to really inject your and your fiance’s personality into the decor. If you have a unique idea in mind for a groom’s cake (or wedding cake) , give us a call at 312-344-1046 or email us today!

Custom Cake Spotlight: Fishing Boat Groom’s Cake and Hanging Wedding Cake

We had a blast making both a groom’s cake and wedding cake for Kellie and Scott this past August! The couple- from Delray Beach, Florida- tied the knot here in the Windy City during a gorgeous ceremony at the Skyline Loft at Bridgeport Art Center. Tiffany Munster, Owner of Soiree Weddings & Events put together a stunning event and we were so happy to be part of it! Take a look at the photos we took of the groom’s cake, and the professional photos of their hanging wedding cake by Cristina G Photography.

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The night before their wedding, Kellie and Scott held their rehearsal dinner at River Roast where they enjoyed a special groom’s cake for dessert. The cake was a sculpted fishing boat that included three passengers: Kellie, Scott, and their pup Kade! That was the couple’s way of including their furry friend into their wedding. The boat was called “The Granville Ames”, and featured a University of Miami logo on the side to honor their alma mater.

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Kellie and Scott’s wedding took place the next day at the Skyline Loft at Bridgeport Art Center. They displayed their beautiful cake in a bit of an unusual manner- hung from the ceiling! MDM Entertainment hung the cake after the room flip, so guests were surprised by its lovely display. Instead of simply having one wedding cake for dessert, they wanted to have a full dessert table, so they had one large hanging wedding cake accompanied with four smaller single tier cakes. What a fantastic look that has been achieved, I’m sure any wedding cake maker would be proud of this.

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The wedding cake was carrot cake with pecans and cream cheese filling. The other cakes were lemon cake with lemon buttercream, lemon cake with passion fruit buttercream, and then chocolate cake with salted caramel buttercream. Vale of Enna provided fresh floral to adorn their beautiful side cakes. KSA-948 KSA-950 KSA-951 KSA-952 KSA-955

Other vendors that helped make Kellie and Scott’s wedding day great were Toast & Jam DJs, Paramount Events, Avant Garde Media Studio, and ShutterBooth. KSA-979

Cheers to the love birds, Kellie and Scott!

If you have a unique groom’s cake or wedding cake idea for your big day, we would love to hear it! Contact us today to set up an initial consultation: 312-344-1046 or info@elysiarootcakes.com.

Custom Cake Spotlight: Lemon Tree Wedding Cake and Vegan Octopus Groom’s Cake

Chelsea and Sean got married this past summer on June 27th in one of Chicago’s most gorgeous and unique spaces, the Harold Washington Library. The two book lovers thought it only fitting to get married among one of the city’s finest collections of literature. With the inclusion of lovely little details such as glimmering bistro lights and white umbrellas, their reception looked and felt like a Parisian market. Vibrant sunflowers, Chelsea’s favorite flower, were scattered throughout the decor. The beautiful floral and decor were provided by HMR Designs, and the fabulous planning was done by Lori Stephenson of LOLA Event Productions. Take a look at Chelsea and Sean’s lovely wedding photos by Jeremy Lawson Photography below:



The team here at Elysia Root Cakes had the pleasure of creating not one, but two cakes for Chelsea and Sean’s big day: a very unique wedding cake shaped as a lemon tree on a stack of books, and a vegan octopus groom’s cake. The wedding cake went along perfectly with the decor of the reception, which included lemon tree centerpieces at each table. Not as self-explanatory, the groom’s cake was shaped as an octopus to pay special homage to one of the groom’s tattoos. To go along with the entire vegetarian dinner (by Jewell Events Catering), the octopus groom’s cake was made vegan.



They had some pretty spectacular flavors in their wedding cake. Half was alternating chocolate and banana cake with salted caramel buttercream, and the other half was almond cake with raspberry conserve, cream cheese, and lemon curd fillings. The groom’s cake was chocolate cake with cream cheese and raspberry buttercream (all vegan).




Other vendors that made Chelsea and Sean’s spectacular wedding day possible are Smiling Toad Productions, Sonia Roselli, and Arlen Music Productions.

If you have a unique wedding cake or groom’s cake idea, we’d love to hear about it and make it happen! Contact us at info@elysiarootcakes.com or give us a call at 312-344-1046.

Chicago Cakes: We’re Proud to Bake in the Windy City!

Chicago is home for Elysia Root Cakes. Not only was Elysia- Owner & Lead Cake Designer- raised in Chicagoland, but she also decided to open up her beloved cake studio right here in the heart of Fulton Market. One of the best parts of Chicago and its people is that it’s filled with so much pride. From sports teams to architectural landmarks, Chicago is incredibly unique and very often celebrated. We love making cakes that represent the amazing city we live in! There are so many unique and cool features of the city, that it makes it super easy to create unique Chicago cakes. Have a look at the cakes we have created over the past couple of years that honor the beautiful city of Chicago.

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Chicago cakesIf you’re looking to add a little Chicago pride to your wedding or other special event, you’ve found the right cake studio. Call us today at 312-344-1046 to discuss your perfect Chicago cake! You can also email info@elysiarootcakes.com.


Custom Cake Spotlight: Wrigley Field Groom’s Cake and Elegant Five Tier Wedding Cake

We feel honored when we are asked to not only create the perfect wedding cake, but also a unique groom’s cake for a couple’s big day- especially when the groom’s cake is a surprise! Kendall and Patrick got married on April 11th, 2015 at Bridgeport Art Center in the Skyline Loft, and we had the privilege of crafting not one, but two cakes for their wedding. Aside from their gorgeous, five tier wedding cake, we crafted a mini replica of one of America’s most iconic stadiums- Wrigley Field. It’s always fun when brides surprise their groom with a cake that reflects their hobbies or personal interests- in this case, a love for the Chicago Cubs and their home base! Take a peek at the photos below by Shane Welch Photography.
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This sculpted Wrigley Field groom’s cake was just as scrumptious as it was handsome: chocolate cake with salted caramel buttercream coupled with dark chocolate ganache. Yum!

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Kendall and Patrick’s wedding cake had a variety of different flavors, each tier different from the other. Beginning with the first tier, the flavors were as follows: vanilla bean cake with nutella buttercream, chocolate cake with peanut butter buttercream, carrot cake with cream cheese filling, vanilla bean cake with cookies-n-cream buttercream, and red velvet cake with cream cheese filling. As a finishing touch, Fab Flora provided lovely fresh flowers that were added onto the top and sides of their cake.



We hope they enjoyed their cakes as much as we enjoyed making them! Other vendors who made their day spectacular were Denouement WeddingsFotio, and Catered by Design. Congratulations again, Kendall and Patrick!

Custom Cake Spotlight: Elegant Monogrammed Wedding Cake and Broncos Groom’s Cake

We absolutely loved working with Elizabeth and Ross and bringing their dream wedding cake(s) to reality. From the get go, they were the sweetest couple to work with- so great that Elysia likes to call them “dream clients.” As if their warm and extremely kind demeanors weren’t enough, they also make a stunningly gorgeous couple! Elizabeth and Ross tied the knot on October 25, 2014 at The Langham Chicago in the Devonshire Ballroom. A Stem Above provided beautiful floral, and Elizabeth’s amazing gown was designed by Peter Langner. Take a look at some lovely photos of their big day by Robyn Rachel Photography.

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Their five-tiered, white monogrammed wedding cake topped with fresh orchids went along perfectly with their elegant theme. Classic and delicious, it was vanilla bean and chocolate cake filled with vanilla bean buttercream, chocolate buttercream and raspberry conserve.

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Ross, a huge Denver Broncos fan, was so excited to have a Groom’s Cake modeled after a vintage Broncos football helmet. It was a chocolate cake with peanut butter buttercream.


We were thrilled to contribute to their very special day, and we wish a lifetime of happiness to Elizabeth and Ross!