Our wedding last month was gorgeous and wonderful, and one of the things that was super important to me was to make sure that our four year old son, Zoom was included in every way possible. Sean and I both felt strongly that in addition to our wedding being a ceremony around our commitment as a couple, this was a celebration of our family.
One of the ways we did this was with our cakes. We opted to have three cakes, one designed and by each of us! We had the wonderful experience of working our fabulous baker, Franny of Franny’s Cup & Saucer in Point Arena to do this. She said it was the first time she’d every done three separate cakes for a wedding.
My cake was a gluten free almond and hazelnut with raspberries, blueberries and blackberries, and a white butter cream frosting. I asked for a design that pulled in the sand dollars from our wedding invitations, and that had fencing reminiscent of the fencing found throughout The Sea Ranch. This cake was gorgeous and delicious.
Here’s that famous fencing:
Sean’s cake was chocolate with a berry filling, and the design was a nod to World of Warcraft, which is yes, a video game. And, it’s where we met. The cake looks a bit like the city of Darnassus, home of the Night Elves, which would be the home town of my character.
Zoom’s cake was a gluten free vanilla cake with strawberries baked in. He had a cupcake like this once and loved it. He asked that he have “Lightning McQueen, Master Yoda, a rabbit, and a ‘boobot'” on his cake. Boobot is his word for a robot. This cake was the hit of the party!
|Photo by Matt Welch of Munkee’s Eye Photography|