Sunday, July 17, 2011

Uncle and Auntie's 25th Anniversary Cake


I made this cake for my Aunt and Uncle's 25th Wedding Anniversary party yesterday! My grandma gave me part of their original wedding cake topper and some turquoise ribbon that had been used at their wedding to use for the cake, and I also used their wedding colour (turquoise/teal) in the icing detail. The bottom tier was white chocolate cake with a strawberry cream cheese filling, the top tier was chocolate cake with a chocolate fudge filling, and the icing was a vanilla buttercream. Click the links to be taken to those recipes!


I put a lot of time and love into this cake and I'm so glad that the happy couple liked it. I pretty much lived at my Auntie and Uncle's house growing up (hence why they nicknamed me their #4 1/2 child) and they put up with a lot of mine and my cousins' crazy antics. Just some of the things this marriage has survived include: a lot of late-night, giggly sleepovers that were fueled by slushies, Coke, and penny candy, home movies that turned the entire house upside down for props, costumes, and scenery, lipstick stains on the carpet (from dressing their son up as a girl, no less), violent uses of the good china, dance dance and more dance (without my Auntie's suggestion I never would have enrolled in dance in the first place!), a What Not To Wear episode featuring my Auntie's closet (sorry Auntie!), themed birthday parties that almost always included a pinata (they were so brave!), hot glue guns in the hands of children in the name of craft projects for the Country Fair, yearly Halloween haunted houses that put the pro's to shame, and a faithful old red van. I definitely wanted to do a little something for them on their special day to show just how much they mean to me - seriously, you guys deserve a lot more than cake haha! Congratulations on 25 years! 

Love, Brookie Brooke Brooke a.k.a. #4 1/2 xoxo

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