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Lily Wedding

My nephew got married over Mother’s Day weekend.  I was asked to make the cake.  I was so excited to be part of their special day!  My new niece was very specific about flavors.  She wanted the base to be chocolate mint with chocolate mint filling, the middle layer to be strawberry with strawberry filling, and the top to be vanilla with chocolate filling.  The whole thing needed to be covered with white icing.  I used Italian meringue.

My crafty new niece made the topper.  And asked for bling on the cake.  And lilies too!  I sent lily petals and leaves to PA hoping they would make it.  I ended up with enough to make 9 full lilies!  I was happy.

The disaster that happens with wedding cakes happened when I pulled the first layer of the base out of the oven and had it cooled.  I flipped it over to a board and walked it to another area to finish cooling when I caught the edge of the door frame and sent the cake flying to the floor.  It was early enough in the day to replace the layer with a freshly baked cake but wow what a start!

No worries though.  It turned out great.  I iced the cake smooth and applied the ribbon and let them set for the wedding.  When we arrived at the church, I stacked the cakes and finished the design.  Then I inserted the lilies and topper.

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I was pleased with it and so were the bride and groom!  Congratulations Joey and Jenny.  I wish you the best!

Birthdays

We have two birthdays in January in our house.  My husband loves red velvet cake with peanut butter buttercream and I make it for him every year…He is my clown!  And I love him.  And this cake lasted for two days.

My oldest turned ten this year.  She had ideas for her cake since September and designed it mostly on her own.  All I had to do was make everything.  She wanted star-gazer lilies and she wanted a chocolate cake with a strawberry cake on top. Strawberry really is her favorite.  I mean, what girl doesn’t like a pink cake? But since she was having a few friends over for her party, she decided that the bottom layer should be chocolate so that everyone was happy!  And they were.I thought it looked pretty with the candles all litTen candles on an 8 inch cake and a 6 inch cake is a lot!  I was happy with it and so was she and so were her friends!

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