Izard's wedding guest. (Jesse Lirola Photography)
The Chicago-based chef and owner of Girl & The Goat said "I do" to her boyfriend, craft beer consultant Gary Valentine, on Sunday and, naturally, the food-centric couple treated their guests to fare they wouldn't forget.
Partygoers cut into slices of wedding cake made of alternating layers of Strawberry Nesquik-infused chocolate marble cake with bacon buttercream and a Cheez-It-flavored cake with a filling of chocolate ganache, peanut butter, and chocolate-covered Cheez-Its.
Yes, you read that right — Cheez-It flavored cake.
For her dream day, Izard enlisted the help of Girl & The Goat's pastry chef, Mathew Rice, to bring her love of the salty snack to life in a four-tiered confection sure to make Cheez Whiz jealous. "I just wanted to have a fun, sweet, and savory wedding cake that was unique and tasty at the same time," she told omg!. "Mathew is always up for trying new fun flavor combinations to fit my love of sweet and savory cuisine. I think the cake was a marriage of our two styles."
This isn't the first time the duo has experimented with Cheez-Its either. Izard says they have a Cheez-It gelato sundae on the menu at their restaurant, too.
Izard and her husband, Gary Valentine, on their wedding day. (Instagram)
While her main squeeze wasn't a fan, he new bride dished that the cake was definitely a hit with her guests. "I think everyone was having so much fun and the cake was the perfect addition to that."
For those of you who couldn't make it to Izard's wedding, not to worry. You can still pick up a slice of her now-famous wedding cake at her Little Goat Bread locations in Chicago for the bargain price of $3. That's cheaper than a wedding gift!
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