If you don’t know already, I love weddings, but I love anniversaries even more. When I get to create an anniversary cake for a couple who have been married longer than I’ve been alive, I’m beside myself.
Nicky contacted me and asked if I could make an anniversary cake for her parents who were celebrating their golden wedding anniversary with a party. We toyed with a couple of ideas and decided to opt for a vanilla sponge with vanilla buttercream and raspberry jam photo cake; a cake topped with an edible print of her parents’ wedding photo.
Now photo cakes can be a bit hit or miss, especially wedding photos; I’m not sure how cool a cake with a picture of an eighties, nineties or noughties wedding would look, but there was something gorgeously vintage about wedding photos from the forties, fifties and sixties; this one especially…We’ll park the seventies to one side, for the moment.
The majority of the wedding photo cakes I make are ordered by the children of the couple, as a surprise. As soon as you see the photograph of the parents, you distinctly see the family connection- you recognise who has Daddy’s nose or Mummy’s eyes, it’s wonderful to see.
Nicky was delighted with the cake for her parents. A week after the party, I received this lovely email.
I just wanted to let you know what a success the cake was. My mum was
practically speechless!!!! – they loved it and it was such a fantastic
surprise for them.
They made the cake a key feature so that as guests arrived and were
given a glass of Champagne as they went past the cake!!!!
All of my mum’s friends were terribly impressed by it and the quality of your work.
So Thanks again.