My sweet obsession
I’ve been hesitant about posting anything lately. It has been a difficult few months for my family, as we lost my husband a day after he had undergone a major surgery. It was shocking. It was surreal. Most of all, it was devastating to our family. I still have not processed the entirety of it, and yet, life marches on – with or without me.
I had committed to making two very special cakes – one for an outdoor, country-themed wedding, and the other for a baby shower for a girl that I taught in Sunday school many moons ago. I did not want to back out of either, in fact, if we’re being honest here, I needed to focus on something, anything – other than the change in our household. Some may call it denial; I call it therapy. I am posting both cakes on this entry so that I don’t fall any further behind than I already am.
I don’t think I’ll be doing anymore summer outdoor event cakes. Much too stressful to walk away from the cake table when 5 minutes after you have set it up, the fondant begins to sweat and the bugs start swarming around it – especially when the reception isn’t going to begin for another two hours and the bride hadn’t even seen it yet! We wound up taking the cake into the bride’s house where it was air conditioned. I felt bad that it would not be the centerpiece she had hoped for, but then again, if we left it out there it wouldn’t have been the centerpiece she had hoped for either. At least it was still intact for photos and dessert. I do have to say that the setting was lovely with lots of country details. The bride was beautiful and I absolutely loved the wedding party’s attire complete with cowboy boots. I felt like I was in a “Country Living” photo shoot. Very cool.
As for my mommy-to-be’s cake, I was thrilled to be able to go all out in “full pink” mode. She is naming her baby Magnolia and her mom asked me to incorporate that into the theme. It was weird because I had wanted to do a “baby-in-a-flower” topper and lo and behold, the opportunity presented itself perfectly. The venue was decorated beautifully – especially the “Sugar Magnolia Sweet Shoppe”. It was a long table full of every pink colored confection that you could imagine. So much thought, creativity, and planning went into everything…but with this family, I wouldn’t have expected anything less.
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