Monday, November 12, 2007

I Do. And a Big Piece of Cake!

Wedding

Two years ago today I married my loving husband, Brad. It was a wonderful day, thanks to my gracious parents, and we will always remember it fondly. Everything went perfectly - our guests enjoyed themselves; the mishaps were few; and the food was fabulous! Our menu? Long and appetizing: hot cider and gingersnaps outside for guests mingling in the cool night air, followed by a buffet of honey-baked ham, chicken fingers and prime rib, along with garlic-roasted red potatoes, rice pilaf, honey-glazed carrots, green beans with bacon, almonds and garlic, and two kinds of bread. There was also a dessert buffet with red-velvet cake, three kinds of cheesecake, brownie bites, chocolate and pecan pies, several kinds of cookies, and a few caramel apples for the kids! It was quite a spread, without a doubt.

It was our cake, however, that, well, took the cake! It was a towering display of rich buttercream-covered chocolate poundcake decorated with dark chocolate swirls - I wanted a Southern wedding and I got it - right down to the most important piece of wedding food of all! As a self-professed foodie and kitchen-obsessed bride the food was of ultimate importance to me. Add to that the fact that I refused to have "wedding food" that no one enjoyed - it was a night to remember! My goal was for our guests to be wowed by everything - the decor and the food - and for them to leave with full hearts and happy stomachs.

I love Brad with all my heart, and I know that these first two years are just the beginning of a long life together. He is my light, and he makes me shine. And how do I know he's the one? Well, he has a sweet tooth - it's how he caught such a sweet baker, dontcha know! So ... no recipe today - just a few memories! Tell me, if you're married, what kind of wedding cake did you have? And if you aren't married, what is your favorite birthday cake? Or do you have a dream wedding cake all planned out?

17 comments:

  1. Happy anniversary!!! How crazy that our anniversaries are only a day apart! Our cake was no where are beautiful as yours - but it was still delicious! It was a white cake with a lemon filling and buttercream frosting - when we ate the top on our first anniversary, I was surprised that it still tasted so good!

    I hope you have a wonderful anniversary and many more to come!

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  2. My parents froze the top for us, but their outdoor freezer door was left open during the summer and we weren't able to eat it that first anniversary - we were afraid it spoiled while they were on vacation!

    Yum. Lemon-filled cakes are SO pretty to slice! Not to mention yummy to eat.

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  3. CONGRATS on your two years!!!

    Cake? Oh yeah, better order one of those... looking for suggestions on the best fillings/combos - don't really have anything in mind... yet. :-)

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  4. We got married at the courthouse and went out for doughnuts afterwards. About a month later, Matt's parents threw us a party and my mom made us aqua-iced cupcakes to bring!

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  5. Congratulations! Happy Anniversary. I'm not married but have thought about what kind of cake I want. I used to say Italian Cream, but after going to a friend's wedding...I have changed to strawberry. That was my favorite cake growing up and the lady who made this cake (and the lady I want to make my cake) makes the BEST cakes. So...strawberry as of now!

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  6. Strawberry cakes are SO pretty, Claire! That would be a great choice for a Spring wedding.

    And Kara - if you can't decide - you can make each layer a different flavor! Yummo.

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  7. Wow, that is an AMAZING cake. You really went all out!! Huge congrats on your anniversary.

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  8. Happy Anniversary!
    Ours was like Deborah, lemon filling and Italian meringue frosting. We froze the top, and I was also surprised it tasted good still. We celebrated 9 years last July (I was a baby bride, 23)

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  9. Happy Anniversary Abby!!Your cake looks amazing!!

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  10. Congratulations Ms. Abby!!! I'm so happy and excited for you! That is so wonderful!! Your pictures are beautiful as always!! What a gorgeous wedding!!

    Michael and I had a very small wedding on the beach! It was wonderful! We took our wedding party and few guests and ate at a tiny, but fabulous restaurant on the island! My sister graciously brought us a beautiful cake that a friend had made. It was 3 layers (strawberry, chocolate, and almond, If memory serves!) and was covered in buttercream icing and beautifully handmade marzipan sea shells! IT was so neat!! I really need to find that picture and digitize it! Thanks for sharing such a beautiful story Abby!!

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  11. That cake is breathtaking!!

    Happy anniversary, sweetie - many more years of happiness to come, I'm sure!!!

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  12. Congratulations on your anniversary! That cake looks fabulous.

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  13. I am not married (still I little young I guess) but I have a real craving for tiramisu... I have a feeling individual white chocolate tiramisu might be on the menu for my wedding some day..
    Your cake looks wonderful!

    www.chocolateshavings.ca

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  14. Our wedding cake was delicious white cake (because I dream of white wedding cake) and buttercream frosting. It was decorated with fresh flowers and a blown glass top. I am old enough that it had one of those corny fountains underneath -- only it wasn't considered corny back then.

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  15. Aww Happy Anniversary!

    Ani
    foodiechickie.com

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  16. Happy anniversary Abby! Oh what a beautiful wedding you had, I went through the photos, superb!!! Your dress is wonderful. The photographer captured the moment so well. And the cake is beautiful! My wedding was for family and a few friends only, and we did not have a huge party, the priest was my husband's friend and he knew him so well, so, it was very comfortable.

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  17. Happy (totally belated) Anniversary! You guys look deliriously happy in your pics and you were a beautiful bride. Now, we need to figure out how I can eat your cake ;)

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