Monday, September 20, 2010

Edible Art

Dense almond flavored pound cake.  Rich butter cream icing. Lots of sweet memories.

My wedding cake was delicious.  It was so delicious that Dan and I could barely wait one whole year before eating the top level of our cake on our one year anniversary. (It had been tucked safely in our freezer to be eaten for good luck just as tradition mandated.) So for one whole year we waited and as they say, good things come...

It was as delicious one year later as it was on the night we cut into it at our wedding reception.  So good in face that we decided we would order another cake from the very same bakery every year for our anniversary as long as we both shall live.

And we did order a cake once but then we had kids with nap schedules and the bakery was on the other side of town and we seemed to be out of town on our anniversary and then we moved well over an hour away from the little bakery.  I guess you could say that married  life got in the way of having our delicious cake every year on our anniversary.

This year, Dan and I went to Charleston to celebrate our 10th anniversary. Mom and Dad watched the kids all weekend while we toured the beautiful town, took a carriage ride, ate out in nice restaurants, held hands, and had lots and lots of uninterrupted conversations.

It felt like we were dating again. **sigh**

On Sunday evening after arriving home from our trip, we were scheduled to have a nice dinner at my parent's house to continue our anniversary celebration and to celebrate our birthdays.  (Dan and I both have birthdays in September as well.)

Imagine our surprise and excitement when Mom revealed that she and Dad and Peter and Sarah had driven all the way to the little bakery in Charlotte to pick up a replica of our wedding cake.

The cake was just as delicious as I remembered.  Dan and I ate wedding cake four nights in a row and finally, due to expanding waistlines, had to put the rest in the freezer.

And I doubt we will wait until next year to eat it.  After all, I don't think there's any tradition associated with eating 10-year-anniversary cake on your 11th anniversary.  Is there?





12 comments:

beth said...

Awww, how sweet. It sounds like you and Dan had a perfect anniversary.
Your cake was beautiful, and you were a beautiful bride. :)
Beth.

Colleen said...

That's so nice! The cake looks just as delicious, and you two look just as young and beautiful!

Heather said...

soooo sweet! I love that idea. My grandma made mine, and I never got any of it except for what Wes crammed into my mouth.
I think you cherish the alone times sooo much more the fewer you get:o)

Pam said...

Your mom is so thoughtful!

I don't remember what my cake tasted like, and we didn't save the top to eat later because we knew we would be on our way to Guam on our 1st anniversary.

Mari said...

Happy Anniversary! The cake sounds wonderful!

Tracy said...

AWWWW what a cute idea!!! I think some lady made our cake out of her home in upstate NY...hmmm...not sure how we'll ever get that cake again! :) I am glad you all had a great time in Charleston!!!!! Happy 10th!

Corey~living and loving said...

Happy Anniversary. what a wonderfully SWEET gesture from your family. ♥ you are blessed.

Courtney said...

That is so sweet! And what a beautiful cake too!

rhemashope said...

yummy! happy (belated)anniversary! beautiful bride, beautiful wife.
xo

Jamie said...

This is one of the sweetest stories I've heard in a while! You have special parents and I envy your great relationship with them. Looks like your wedding was beautiful. What happy memories! Glad you had such a nice anniversary!

Wendy said...

How nice! That was so thoughtful of them to do for you guys. I'm glad you had a great time in Charleston. You'll have to let me know where you stayed for when I get to go back there someday.

Kim said...

What a sweet treat and how special. Happy 10th Anniversary (I am just now catching up on my blog reading).