Wedding Wednesday #14 - The Cake by Amelie's KitchenWednesday, June 03, 2015
We've been married two months now and I'll soon be coming to an end with my Wedding Wednesday posts, but I couldn't stop without telling you about our wedding cake, because IRL people are still talking about it.
Back in August 2013 I wrote 'I don't want speeches, a first dance or a three tier cake...' Ha! didn't I have to eat my words!
2013 was also the year my friend Helen decided to wave goodbye to graphic design and make wedding cakes for a living, starting up Amelie's Kitchen.
When Andy proposed I knew I'd go to Helen for our cake. What I wasn't prepared for was being told we need four tiers to cater for all our guests. Four! I'd had thoughts of a simple cake, a single tier, a few nice embellishments. On hearing this I thought 'what the heck, go big or go home' and got stuck in to choosing a design.
Helen made the process so enjoyable. She sketched out my ideas based on elements I'd picked out from her existing designs, some ideas I'd seen on Pinterest, and offered up some suggestions too.
In fact it was Helen who suggested using striped ribbon on the cake, which I then added to the bouquets, buttonholes and table arrangements. It became one of my favourite elements of our overall theme.
The result was stunning, I loved, loved, loved how it turned out and oh-my-goodness it tasted divine!
And I'm not the only one who thought so, many of our guests have since commented on how delicious it was, some of them more than once. I bet there are a few of them that could describe the cake in minute detail but couldn't tell you a thing about the venue or my dress.
I have to admit to being surprised by how much the cake became a part of the celebration, I know it's traditional (although we didn't have the awkward cutting of the cake), but it was a real talking point on the night and in the days after. The added bonus was having some left over - I ate cake for breakfast everyday for the first week of married life.
I fully intend to have Helen make a cake for our first anniversary, we just need to decide between chocolate or white chocolate, we couldn't possibly have a two tier anniversary cake... could we?
Find Helen on Facebook and Twitter and Pinterest and Instagram.
And check out Helen's wedding cake selfie here, this is adorable!