30 Favourite Things #1

teacuppamela.pngHelloooooooooooooo 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:

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wedding 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?

#2 tomorrow.

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  1. Pamela,
    good to have you back~ What an absolutely beautiful cake! It looks like something that would be seen on the food network….Stunning! Can’t wait to hear all the rest of your things!
    Blessings
    Vikki

  2. That cake not only looked gorgeous, it tasted divine! I think pics of it should be in “Weddings” or “Brides” magazine. I had a piece w/ the thick chocolate layer in it, tasted like liquid fudge. I savored every bite. Pamela, thank you for making it! It was excellent! Glad you are back to blogging~

  3. What an amazingly beautiful cake!!!! I am sure they were SO happy! 500 PEOPLE…that is a LOT of people…
    I am glad you are back in blog land….I’ve missed you!
    So, I guess I did not see the movie, because I am clueless…what is a bucket list? I could tell you all about the salt and pepper though!!!! 😉

    C~

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