Tuesday, August 24

Al and Mary’s Wedding Cake

Encountered some troubles along the way,
don’t think I’ll be making a wedding cake again any time soon,
but in the end, it turned out just like I wanted it to.
A rustically elegant cake…


…for an elegantly rustic couple.


Five two-layer square tiers: 6”, 8”, 10”, 10”, 12”, two yellow cakes, three chocolate (Devil’s Food, to be exact). All were covered with high-humidity buttercream frosting, then piped with green buttercream. Flowers and leaves made of gumpaste, painted with green petal dust in certain spots, then outlined with chocolate buttercream.


My brother, Al, and his buddies made the cake base and pillar section, using plans I gave them. Well, sort of using plans I gave them, but that’s a whole other story that includes drilling a cake… By the way, Al also made the trellis and sign shown in the ceremony photos above. Cool, huh? He’s a neat guy. And Mary’s a neat gal.

Congratulations, Mary and Al.
May your life together be as sweet
as all the frosting I slathered on your cake! 


Sunday, August 8

Table Runners are Done!

Dear Mary--

The good news is the table runners for your wedding are done.

The bad news is you can’t use ‘em on the tables, because fashionista Sophie  is convinced I should wear them to the wedding as my dress. She is currently searching my closet for matching shoes…


On a related front, I’ve also finished my “practice” cake – yummy – and promise to still make the real one, to be eaten by your guests.

Unless I decide to wear it as a hat, that is.*

See you soon!!!

Love from your soon-to-be-sister-in-law,



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*Confirmation that it is very hard to come up with a truly original idea, here’s what a subsequent Google images search turned up:



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