My son Don has been best friends with a young man named Brian since they attended St. Anne’s High School together. Brian – at long last – met his soul-mate (Tiffany) and decided it was time to marry her. They live out of town now but since all of their friends and family are still in the Windsor area, they decided to have the wedding here…. and that’s where I come in…
“Wishful Thinking” or “Be Careful What You Ask For
You Just Might Get It!”
Every Pastry Chef dreams of the day a client will give them “carte blanche” and allow them to just let their creative juices flow. To produce a wedding cake that will leave everyone in the room in awe of the masterpiece standing before them, is the ultimate goal. OR SO WE THINK!!! Trust me when I say, this was DIFFICULT.
I had a year to decide what I wanted to do and could not make up my mind. Every idea I played with just didn’t measure up to what I envisioned in my head. I knew the cake had to be spectacular… when the groom said, he was in charge of the cake and the bride didn’t want to know anything about it, she wanted to be surprised, I knew then and there I was in trouble!!
And then suddenly, in my email “in-box” popped up what I saw as the perfect cake. Craftsy.com – A Jeweled Wedding Cake. Take our on-line course and learn how to make a beautiful jeweled wedding cake with instructor Marina Sousa. That was it – I had to make this cake! Marina and all of the instructors on Craftsy encourage you to create your own design but I knew this was the perfect cake for my couple. Thank you Marina for designing such a beautiful cake!!
Every bit of this cake is hand-made. Every jewel is molded and painted. Every clasp on every broach is painstakingly covered in shiny silver dust.
The detail on this cake is magnificent and I learned so much from this course that I use every time I make a cake creation. Marina is a gold mine of great ideas and I couldn’t have asked for a better tutor.
I have to thank my daughter-in-law Erin for her help at the last minute to put the finishing touches of silver on the roping around the cake. I would have been arriving at the same time as my bride and groom if she hadn’t come to my rescue. Also, a big thank you to one of my former employee’s Sara for her help with the delivery and set up. We both stood back and looked at that cake and found it very difficult to walk away. I think I turned around and went back to that cake at least 10 times. It was hard to leave it behind.
To Brian and Tiffany – congratulations and thank you so much for giving me this opportunity!! I enjoyed every creative moment in making this cake. Next time you are in Windsor – come by – I have the top tier of your cake in my freezer.
Now at long last you have it…… by far, what I feel to be the best Wedding Cake I have ever made!!