I call this a wedding cake, but really it’s a replica of the cake that was served at my best friend’s wedding way back in November. She had a small ceremony in North Carolina with just a few friends and close family. It was beautiful and I cried many, many happy tears. We were so blessed to be a part of it. Since I wanted all of my focus to be on Colleen on her wedding day and not fussing over a cake, I knew there was no way I’d be making her wedding cake. Probably a good idea since her ceremony and reception were at the top of a mountain. I am not even joking. I would have had several heart attacks on the way up that mountain with a tiered cake. SEVERAL.
Back to this particular wedding cake that’s not really a wedding cake. In January, Colleen’s mom (Hi Linda!) threw a reception in her honor so that friends and family who didn’t make it to the wedding could ooh and aah over her gorgeous wedding gown and wish the happy couple well. The reception was held at The French Market. They provided a dessert table, but when Linda asked if I could replicate Colleen’s wedding cake for her reception here, I jumped at the chance. It was truly my pleasure to recreate the cake as best I could.
Colleen’s original cake had three tiers. If you hop on over to Greg Hogan Photography, you can see the original cake in cutting action. And you WANT to go check it out because you will flip when you see her cake topper. AMAZING. Since her original cake was red velvet, the cake I made for the local reception was red velvet as well. This was also my first time using ribbon on a cake and it was an interesting experience. One I’d definitely like to try again–so many possibilities!
I was so very happy to make this cake for Colleen and Allan. I love them terribly and it meant so much to me to play a part in BOTH of their Big Days. I know that this is just the beginning of many happy years together. Congratulations again, you guys!!