I love when we get orders for wedding anniversary cakes. Weddings are a celebration of love and commitment so what’s better than celebrating the anniversary of that continued commitment?!
When Ros asked her parents what they wanted their anniversary cake to look like, her Dad replied, “I want it to say 61 and WOW.” So Ros did a little bit of sneaky research and discovered that 61 years ago, her parents wedding colors were pink and mauve. Here’s the cake we made for them:
It was a vanilla cake with chocolate fudge filling and icing, and the decorations were all done with pink and mauve fondant.
Ros’ response to the cake? “OMG…your cake was a huge hit. Wonderful. Amazing…deliciously great.”
My Aunt Debbie recently shared a photo of a cookie bouquet she ordered for my cousin’s birthday and it reminded me that I never showed you this bouquet!
I made this one for my in-laws’ 30th wedding anniversary a few weeks ago. The bouquet featured 2 champagne glasses, 3 red roses, 1 “Happy Anniversary” heart, and 1 bottle of champagne displaying the year 1981.
Then, my mother-in-law Leona wanted me to take a good picture of the 2 of them. Before you see the pictures, it’s important for you to know that we were eating at Malio’s Prime Steakhouse in Tampa. It’s a fancy restaurant with spectacular food!
Ok, ignore my lack of camera skills in less than ideal photography conditions…
But I picked up the camera, counted to 3, and this is the shot I get:
Ok…let’s try again…
Not a horrible shot, but why must we always pose with our alcoholic beverages? And J-Dawg (that’s what I call my father-in-law) looks less than thrilled to be there. Third time’s the charm, right?
Hm…maybe not…Ok, let’s try ONE more time. We give Leona a little pep talk about calming down and looking “normal.” I pick up the camera again, assured that this will be a good photo!
But, now we’ve lost J-Dawg…
I give up.
It’s not uncommon for someone to order an anniversary cake that resembles their wedding cake. In fact, we just got an order like that a couple of weeks ago. What IS uncommon is that the groom that’s ordering the cake as a surprise for his wife is a cake decorator himself!
It’s a little nerve racking to make a cake for a cake decorator! I just kept thinking…”He’s going to tear the cake apart and find all the flaws I’ve worked so hard to hide. He’s going to think he can make the gum paste flowers better than I can. He’s going to hate it!”
But I was wrong, so wrong. When Jerry saw the cake, he almost cried! I just hope his wife was equally impressed and reminded of their wedding day.
The cake was iced in buttercream and piped with a buttercream swirl pattern. And a royal blue ribbon was wrapped around the base of each tier.
All the flowers you see were hand-made from gum paste. We topped the cake with a bunch of the flowers and 2 sweet butterflies.
The top tier was supported above the bottom tier using push-in pillars, and we hid the pillars with lots and lots of gum paste flowers.