Each newly married and settling into the normalcy of full time career with a side of full time wife, we, the Supper Sisters, are two east coast sisters living in Boston and Philadelphia. As a way to stay connected while living far apart, we take our shared interest of cooking and turn it into a weekly recipe of trial and error.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Let Them Eat Cake
To piggyback off of Jen's post on Tuesday, I thought I would share my oh so fun cake tasting and cake flavors at our wedding in November. I think I can safely speak for David when I say the food and cake tasting was by far his favorite part. We spent about 4 hours pouring over appetizers, entrees and, finally, cake with my parents.
I knew I wanted a classic Swiss dot pattern with flowers on the different levels. My caterer offered two different bakeries and after tasting both and choice was clear. We ended up going with Cakes and Candies by Mary Ellen for her wide variety of flavors. We settled on three tiers - one tier of pumpkin spice (this was a fall wedding), one tier of pink champagne and finally one tier of classic pound. Although I didn't end up eating any cake (I don't know a single bride who does), it got rave reviews. Also, it was surprisingly huge! Definitely a focal point on the balcony overlooking our dance floor.
I also surprised David with a groom's cake of a soccer ball with a Liverpool scarf, his favorite Premier League team. I also went with a classic pound for this. While I'm not sure how it tasted (I am assuming great), it was more for the sentimental value of doing something special just for him.
I can't wait until the wedding today and of course the cake!