Day eight of Operation: Expand Horizons fell on the day of my cousin's wedding, for which I had been asked to make a groom's cake. I was more than happy to oblige. My daughter was the flower girl as well, so other than decorating cake and getting us dressed, I didn't do much that day.
The groom's cake was two 9 x 13 sheet cakes together, plus the sleeves, which were carved from a 9" square. The cake flavor was chocolate stout, but I substituted coffee for the Guinness the recipe calls for. This is one dense, delicious cake. I iced and decorated it with homemade vanilla buttercream.
The cake recipe is available from this link at Epicurious, and was originally published in Bon Appétit in 2002.