Hello, friends (Is it okay if I call you that? We are friends, aren’t we?). Today I present you with the awesomeness that was our wedding cake! You know that tradition of saving the leftover cake (or top tier, or just one slice) and keeping it in your freezer until your one year anniversary? I know, it does sound weird. We had our doubts as to whether it would even be edible. But this wasn’t just any cake.
My sister, Sue, baked this cake all by herself upon request. Andy and I weren’t into the idea of a traditional bakery-style cake, so we went with one of my absolute favorite combinations: it was a banana chocolate chip layer cake with chocolate pastry cream inside and cream cheese frosting on the outside. YUM! Of course, Sue decorated it to match the autumnal theme, with orange and yellow leaves on the sides, but those before shots elude me at the moment. These will suffice for now, won’t they?
I’m pretty sure I was too anxious/overwhelmed on our wedding day to eat much, or even properly thank all our friends and family. We didn’t have any traditional dances and I certainly didn’t throw my bouquet (dried lavender: too delicate). But we did the traditional cake-cutting and feeding-each-other thing, despite feeling extremely silly. We didn’t let most of the guests come to the ceremony, so we had to do some typical wedding stuff to make it feel less like a really big party, you know?
I’m glad we decided to save the cake, despite being advised against eating something so old. It was still so moist and sweet– and certainly didn’t take long to finish one slice 🙂
Ooh! And I made a Dutch Baby in a cast iron skillet for the first time this morning! My parents bought us the skillet for our anniversary, and I had some pumpkin puree to use up. Behold, our breakfast:
That’s it for now. Super excited for some quality hang-out time with my ladies this afternoon! What does your weekend look like?
Here’s the Dutch Baby recipe I used this morning, plus some randomosity:
- Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Dutch Baby from the Minimalist Baker
- Planning a dinner party? This is a great guide, with gorgeous photos. (And an adorable video!)
- Jogging in jeans! Yes, people actually do it!
- If you’re like me, you often lie in bed wondering what the last words were of Billie Holliday, John F. Kennedy, and Groucho Marx. Okay, I’ve never actually wondered, but this is a fascinating list of last words nonetheless.
- Ohio State University Marching Band’s Video Game Tribute. Incredible!
There ought to be a way to combine “autumn” and “morning” into one word, the combination of the two is special enough to be its own entity. —Terri Guillemets