Bleeding armadillo cake anyone?

A still shot from the movie showing Ouiser serving Drum a piece of....umm...cake.

Contest pays tribute to Jackson’s iconic groom’s cake

Popularized largely from its appearance in the 1989 film Steel Magnolias, an armadillo groom’s cake takes an interesting twist on the groom’s cake. It’s a fun, quirky design for a groom’s cake at a country or Southern wedding.

The popularity of the movie, the uniqueness of the cake and the comedic lines surrounding the cake in the movie have made the armadillo groom’s cake popular even decades later. In celebration of the movie’s 30th anniversary and as part of the Blush and Bashful celebration, there will be an armadillo cake contest at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7.

Entrants will drop off cakes at the NSULA Family & Consumer Sciences Building, Room 225 (Columns Cafe) between 2-4 p.m. Judging will begin at 4:30 p.m…

See the full story on Blush and Bashful events and more about the cake in the Thursday, Nov. 7 print edition or by clicking the E-edition tab above.