Friday, June 18, 2010

F2: Top This

Welcome again to Friday's Feast1. Today I'll be talking about my wedding cake topper— or lack thereof.

Participants in this weeks Feast are as follows:

When I got married, my sister volunteered to make the wedding cake as a gift. Who could refuse— since she recently got a culinary degree and had a small side-line business making cakes.

It was a delicious cake that had cashew butter icing and chocolate ganache filling in between the layers. We were only expecting around one hundred people, so the cake wasn't huge. My sister came early to set up the cake and there were no disasters in assembling it at the hotel.

Picture of the wedding cake

There is a tradition that you save your cake topper in the freezer and eat it on your first anniversary. The next morning we asked around to see if we could get our cake topper. We even went searching through the kitchen only to find out from the staff that because people were asking for more they served up all the cake.

My sister offered to make us a cake topper, but by that time she was preparing to move out to California and I didn't want to busy her with one more task.

June means weddings to me. I'm sure that there are a lot of weddings that are going to take place during this month. Also, many of you have either participated or attended weddings so you should know what is served. Do you have any food related stories that relate to weddings? Was the spread less than what was expected? Are there any particular foods the must be served in order for the wedding to be a success?

June is also Father's day. Does dad like to grill… perhaps you can snag a recipe from him. Do you take dad out for Father's day— if so, where did you go?

1 If you don't know what Friday's Feast is all about, please read the Friday's Feast page for a more detailed explanation. If you want to join in on the feast— be sure to leave a comment and include the URL to your post so I and others can know of your contribution. Also, if you want to see a particular topic— feel free to suggest it as well (I'm always looking for new inspirations).


Michele said...

When you get to be our age (my husband and I) you just don't go to a lot of weddings except maybe your kids weddings. Since you are usually paying for the food it just doesn't have the same taste to it. Mostly it just tastes expensive.

Unknown said...

You know that cake you're supposed to eat on your first anniversary doesn't taste so great after a year in the freezer anyway :)

Beverly@Beverly's Back Porch said...

If you don't make anything else that Angie@Ballard boys suggests, make the Watermelon Salad. You will wake up in the middle of the night craving this. People will be begging you to bring this to everything.

Debbie said...

We left our topper in my MILs freezer for many years and then threw it away!

Ruth said...

You aren't missing anything, the cake does not retain its flavor after all that time in the freezer. It just takes up space.

We had a great feast at a Napa Valley wedding I attended. That wasn't the best part. Somehow one of the guests managed to talk the host bar (it was a bit hot outside, he complained) into selling him a drink BEFORE the ceremony. Well, hell, if he could get one, why not everyone else? Only wedding I ever attended where the guests got to sip cocktails as the bride was walking up. It was on a golf course to boot. How cool is that?

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