LeBron James's Birthday Cake and Surprise NYE Proposal
|Laura Candeau poses with LeBron James' 27th birthday cake.|
The fondant-covered vanilla rum cake with edible gold lion heads and a monogrammed "LJ" (created by Miami Cake Monogram) was delivered to the Shelborne on Miami Beach for a New Year's Eve fete. The dessert was prepared to feed 250 people.
Divine Delicacies was also called on to make James' cake last year. The 2012 version is significantly shorter than last year's 8-footer, but it gets our vote for its less garish color scheme and accents that lend more toward elegance than whimsy.
Director of sales Laura Candeau said she hadn't received an order by early Saturday morning, yet she had a suspicion a confection-related surprise request was going to come in that night so she baked extra cakes. "I knew he played on his birthday in Minnesota the day before and wasn't at home to celebrate," she said, "And I knew that if he was going to do a birthday affair he would have his team contact us for the cake. What the King wants he gets!"
|Close-up of James' blinging birthday cake.|
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