I thought I’d show you pics of the funky cake I made for the wedding of our old friends, David and Annie a while back. They both came to lunch last Sunday and I was reminded of their beautiful wedding ceremony. For the cake they had wanted something unconventional illustrating how the disparate items of ‘baggage’ from their separate lives would be united by their long awaited marriage. David and Annie have had many different careers: she: ballet dancer, teacher and published writer, he: charity worker in war zones, political campaigner and academic. Now they run wonderful creative writing courses – in fact they both met at a writing group! So I knew I didn’t have to do a ‘proper, posh cake’. Instead I decided on figures of David and Annie on top of three tiers of baggage-filled suitcases with symbols from both their lives scattered around – see ballet slippers, published books, political campaign posters, etc. together with their much adored cat, Tiva, sitting between them. The cake itself was an alcohol and lemon syrup laced carrot recipe. It was such fun cooking and decorating it and even more fun eating it, washed down with loads of bubbly and surrounded by all our baby boomer friends in a beautiful monastery in the country. By the way, do check out Annie’s really excellent creative writing courses on www.anneaylor.co.uk, but hurry as they book up fast!
I hope you like the pics. Yup, I know Annie turned out twice as large as David – no comment intended. His legs kept falling off so he had to make do with half length ones, whereas I realised rather late in the day that I still needed to incorporate Annie’s elegant feet shod in pink ballet pumps – after which she became taller!