Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood Recall How Their Wedding Cake Was a Near-Disaster (Exclusive)

Yearwood's mom baked the cake — and it's now on the menu at their Friends in Low Places Bar & Honky-Tonk in Nashville

Trisha Yearwood may be a talented chef, but her wedding cake was a near fail.

In an exclusive clip ahead of Thursday’s episode of the Prime Video docuseries Friends in Low Places, Yearwood and Garth Brooks share a behind-the-scenes memory about their wedding cake.

“Oh my gosh – that’s from our wedding,” Brooks said in shock as his wife brought out a modest white cake with red embellishments. Yearwood confirmed, “It is! This is the recipe that was served at our wedding.”

The pair tied the knot in December 2005 at their home outside Tulsa, Oklahoma. During the private ceremony, the country stars exchange vows in front of family members just six months after Brooks popped the question in California.

<p>Friends in Low Places/Prime Video</p> Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood in 'Friends In Low Places' on Prime Video

Friends in Low Places/Prime Video

Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood in 'Friends In Low Places' on Prime Video

“My mom made wedding cakes for a living when we were little kids. She used to always make this pound cake for her wedding cakes that she did,” Yearwood explained to friends around the table in the clip (above).

“What I loved was that your mom knew what she was gonna do and she knew exactly what she wasn’t going to do, and she was not going to bake this cake,” Brooks quipped of his mother-in-law, Gwen, who died of cancer in 2011.

Related: Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood Serve Their Sour Cream Wedding Cake at His Nashville Bar

Naturally, Yearwood wanted her mom to make the cake for their big day, but a “yes” didn’t come easy. “I said, ‘Would you please make our wedding cake?’ And she said ‘No,’” Yearwood recalled with a laugh.

But her mom came around and made something very special for the couple. “I said, ‘We’re just going to be a few people. It’s going to be at the house. You can just do something small and she was like ‘Okay,’” Yearwood recounted.

<p>Friends in Low Places/Prime Video</p> Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood in 'Friends In Low Places' on Prime Video

Friends in Low Places/Prime Video

Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood in 'Friends In Low Places' on Prime Video

Ultimately, Brooks revealed that 77 guests showed up, and the cake Gwen made turned out to be huge — it was five tiers.

“Here’s what happened that day, we’re on the farm in Oklahoma and the bottom layer was massive. We put it into the oven, and the oven door won’t close,” Brooks and Yearwood recalled together.

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Luckily, they had a solution. “We happened to have a friend across the farm who had a really big oven,” Yearwood said.

“The fabulous [thing] was them in an open top Jeep in the middle of December, going across this farm trying to hold this cake just right,” Brooks said with a laugh.

“It was like a throwback of my childhood carrying a cake in the back of the station wagon,” Yearwood said.

Eventually the cake “came out perfectly,” she added.

The country singers are giving fans an inside look at the opening of their Friends in Low Places Bar & Honky-Tonk in the new docuseries. The Nashville eatery showcases Yearwood's food — and their wedding cake. It's called "G&T’s Wedding Cake" on the menu.

<p>SUZANNE CORDEIRO/AFP via Getty</p> Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood


Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood

“As you can see by bringing Trisha into this, all a sudden that’s family,” Brooks said of Yearwood's involvement in the bar.

"This was my mom's recipe. It's a sour cream pound cake with just a decorative frosting, and it's a piece of history for us," Yearwood said on Good Morning America earlier this month. "It brings my mom back into the kitchen, too."

The new bar also serves the Food Network star’s “fabulous” chicken tenders and burgers, along with fried pickles and collard green stuffed wontons.

“If you don’t come to Friends in Low Places for the cold beer and the Honky Tonk and music, Trisha Yearwood’s food is there,” Brooks said on his Inside Studio G podcast. “That’s pretty cool, man.”

Friends in Low Places streams Thursdays on Prime.

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