At every wedding...

A little sun should shine.

Even if it is made of tissue paper and tape.

It was a lovely wedding, small but elegant, and a good start to the life of the newlyweds.

Guess which one I'm related to? (Hint - not the one who made this as their cake topper.)

If you said the guy with the hat, you are correct!

That's my cousin, affectionately known to his nieces as "Uncle Germ", and his lovely new wife. Instead of buying a card and putting in some money, or finding out what they'd registered for, my cousin and his lovely bride got a cake. A very big cake. With lots of chocolate involved.

This was my first wedding cake, so I admit I was nervous. The bride wanted chocolate icing and the outside to have a corrugated look to it, something I was not sure how to do. I consulted with a few baking friends, even checked with one of my favorite baking supply stores (who also make wedding cakes) and no one knew how to get the look the bride wanted. Then I came across some cookies and they give the cake the look she wanted. How luck was that?

My invitation to the wedding was yellow with white polka dots on it, and had white daisies on it, so that is the flower I chose for accenting the cake.

I'm sure some of my family members thought I would cringe at the site of all my hard work being cut up and placed out for people to help themselves to, but really, to me, that is one of the best things to see. It is very satisfying to see people enjoying my work, going back for a second piece, licking the icing off the spoon to get every last bit.

Lemon is one of my cousin's favorite flavors, so they had lemons throughout, decorating and accenting. I especially loved how all the place cards had a little bit of lemon trivia on the back of them. This one was especially appropriate to me.

Best wishes to the new bride and groom! May your life together be filled with happiness, your love for each other see you through the rough patches, and you always have lemons for lemonade.


Anonymous said...

The cake looks fabulous! I love how the cookies look. What a great effect.

Megan said...

Fantastic looking cake! And those biscuits were perfect - I really like the way they finished it off.

You obviously worked very hard on that, and it shows a lot of love went into it.

Anonymous said...

Everything looks wonderful. The bride and groom look ecstatic. The cake is gorgeous. Great job!

Arlene Delloro said...

If that was your first cake, WOW and double WOW!!!!

Heather S-G said...

Wow...that cake absolutely ROCKS!!

creampuff said...

Oh, well done Jenny! It looks so pretty and I'd eat all the cadbury fingers. Believe me. I wuld have snuck them all off the cake!

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Totally awesome cake!