weddings & cake go hand in hand.
soooo much emphasis is put on how that cake looks & in our career as professional wedding guests, (no. really. i don’t think we had a free weekend in the summer of 2008.) we’ve had a lot of dry, tasteless (but pretty!) cake.
it’s a bummer too, because good cake is such a good thing. bad cake is such a letdown. especially when you know the couple forked over an arm & a leg & probably the promise of their firstborn to pay for it.
when we began our wedding cake search, we decided to keep the decoration simple. that way, we could afford really good cake. we thought we hit the jackpot when we met a woman who baked out of her house, and happened to make delicious cake at a fraction of the price of the more well known area bakers. weeeeellll, said jackpot picked up & moved to KY without telling a soul, leaving us cakeless less than 3 months before our wedding.
i repeat. cakeless. less than 3 months away from our wedding, because if you’ve planned one of these shindigs recently, you know that people book things like this, oh, like a year in advance.
after composing a strongly worded email, i got to work calling & emailing & praying that someone would have mercy on our situation and squeeze our cake into their already packed schedule
who saved the day? cinda!!!!!
when i first spoke with her, i knew we were going to be ok & that i wasn’t going to have to add “make poorly decortated wedding cake” to my already enormous to-do list. we went to her house, tasted some of the most fabulous cake & completely and totally changed our cake design, because she could make our cake look like it had CHAMPAGNE BUBBLES ON IT!! five layers of bliss AND decorated like one of our favorite beverages? YES, PLEASE.
five fabulous flavors! from bottom to top: almond, dark chocolate espresso, red velvet, tiramisu, and chocolate chip with peanut butter filling.
at least we’ll get to try some on our first anniversary.
(we actually had some right before we went on our honeymoon. my mom called cinda & told her what happened and she was wonderful enough to bake us a small cake, so we wouldn’t have to wait a whole year!)