Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Anniversary Cake

Disclaimer: The above photos are from our iphone.  So ignore the grainy discolored photos!
My Aunt and Uncle eloped 50 years ago.  It was forbidden love!  They never had a reception (obviously) so for their 50th anniversary they decided to go all out!  They finally got their "wedding" reception and their very first wedding cake!  I made the cake.  It had been about 4 years since I last made one and I was a little rusty.  They cake went through many looks before we finally decided on the one in the very last image.  Thankfully I had my super-awesome, icing smoother of a hubby to help me get it back to the plain version each time that I changed my mind! The cake ended up being simple, but it said it all.  They pears on the top are real.  I went to a friend's orchard and picked them the night before!  The little banner on the pear stem reads: "Quite a pair".
Here they are cutting the cake at their reception. I love how they were being so silly about it. That is just how they are; funny and always good for a laugh.  My favorite is the center picture.  I'm so glad that I was able to be there to capture such a special time in their lives!