Helloooooooooooooo there… I’ve been missing this place. Or, rather, I’ve been missing from this place. I have been racking my brain as to what to do to jump back into the blog pool… it’s sort of like exercising… I love it when I am exercising, but I do not like to ‘have to’ exercise — blogging’s like that sometimes — and like exercise (or any other somewhat beneficial thing, I love it. I don’t love it. I miss it. I don’t miss it. If you’re a blogger, you totally know what I am talking about.
So, here I am… and for the next 30 days I will be posting “thirty favourite things” from the last year… things that were big or important to me that I never really wrote about — some of the “life changing” or “significantly impacting things” from my 50th year.
I know, I know… I am going to be pretty much obnoxious concerning my fiftieth year. I have started a Bucket List…
I’m glad I have been able to do some things on my “bucket list.” The things I am going to share in the next thirty days aren’t necessarily “bucket list category” type things.
(Yes. I did see the movie. Yes… I don’t recommend it to everyone. Or anyone, really. But I did see it. And I’m pretty glad I did. But I am not recommending it.)
So, here’s one of the most recent things I was so glad I did during my fiftieth year — I was most honoured and privileged to make the wedding cake for two people I love — two families I love. Nathan and Larissa were married on Saturday, February 21st. And here is their cake:
Each tier was 2 layers… the cake was almond/butter/buttermilk and the filling was raspberry for some of the cake layers and ganache/bavarian for others. My husband blessed me by helping frost the layers… (the troweling of pools and decks has the side benefit of expertise in
troweling frosting cakes. :o) And I was most blessed to have my friend, Rhonda, help me as well. (She even brought the Starbucks coffees — And, No., I did not get cup #280.)
All the “pearls” and strings were piped on and the roses and the little Groom and Bride were made from Fondant. I prepared those a couple of days before the wedding. The frosting was Buttercream. The cakes were set on a base of glass blocks which were lighted underneath. Isn’t that so cool?!?!? There was a 16″ – 14″ – 12″ – 10″ – 8″ and 6″ top cake and 3 – 14″ side cakes that looked just like these except that I didn’t (for obvious reasons) have them as part of the cake. Can you imagine?!?! I had prepared enough cake for nearly 600 people… and there were over 500 at the wedding. However, that number included babies and children of all ages. It was a beautiful day – inside and out. It was a beautiful covenent wedding — Happy Happy Happy day. Praise the Lord — He is only good.
Loved it. Can you tell?