Wednesday, August 3, 2016

The Cake (Again)

Helloooo blogging world!  First of all, I am so sorry for my accidental extended absence!  Mike and I were in the Northeast for two weeks for an array of things: Cooperstown Induction, Billy Joel at Madison Square Garden, my sister-in-law's wedding(!!!!), so much family time, and a short trip to Boston to pick up our anniversary cake!  Our amazing wedding cake baker offers free anniversary cakes that mirror the top tier of your wedding cake if you send them a professional photo of the whole cake from the wedding.  Pretty sweet deal, right?!  Well, now living 1,000 miles from that baker, it took us a while to redeem our certificate, but we finally did last week!
Here's my original wedding cake post, if you're curious!  We chose three different types of cake for our real wedding cake: lemon and buttercream, chocolate and chocolate mousse, and vanilla with strawberry mousse.  Then, with the top tier, we told the bakers to surprise us.  They knew what we liked from the tasting and what typically freezes well - the store manager immediately knew what she wanted to do.  Well, 15 months later, when we were on a weekend trip to New England (we froze the top tier in Mike's dad's freezer), we thawed it and enjoyed it.  We were a little confused when we unwrapped it and saw a blue and red dot, "did we not wrap it well enough??" "is that mold?" NOPE - it was funfetti!  How great of a surprise is that?!
September 2014 above and October 2015 below
For our anniversary cake, we chose the crowd favorite: lemon cake with buttercream frosting and raspberry preserves!
And in case you were wondering, this cake was just as good as we remembered, and it will forever be the standard for all future lemon cakes!
I cannot wait to share all about what we've been up to in the coming days as well as more about my sister-in-law and new brother-in-law's wedding, but in the meantime, here's a photo of their beautiful cake!

Linking up with Macy and Nikki for Wedding Wednesday! 

19 comments:

Ashley Stephenson said...

Looks so good!!!!

Pamela {Sequins and Sea Breezes} said...

My wedding cake place did the same thing and I loved it! It was so nice not having to store the cake in the freezer for a year. And funny enough, our cake was the same exact flavor and it was amazing! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

kerri @ cheshire kat said...

stop it that cake looks so yum! too cute how they surprised you with the cake. and can't wait to hear more about your travels and what you've been up to!

xoxo cheshire kat

Lauren Honeycutt said...

Shut the front door! FUNFETTI?????? I honestly was tempted to ask the gals making our cupcakes if they would make one of the flavors funfetti...hmmm, it might not be too late ;)

Macy V said...

I LOVE that the baker had funfetti in the top layer of your cake, that is the coolest thing ever. Now I want some cake. It was really sweet that they gave you another cake for your anniversary. Cheers to celebrating, even if it's a little late!

Emily at 'a little bit of Emily' said...

I love when bakers offer anniversary cakes - such a great idea!

Emily said...

Haha, I can only imagine the thoughts of mold when you saw that color in there. But! Funfetti?! That is so fun! Sounds like an awesome baker!

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

YUM! Love that your baker will recreate the top to your wedding cake instead of eating thawed out cake that's a year old. What an amazing idea <3
Green Fashionista

Erika Powell said...

Your cake is beautiful and I love the funfetti surprise! I cant wait to open ours on our anniversary and see how it is!

Svetlana Holt said...

Funfetti?! That's amazing and delicious! Your cake was so gorgeous and so was your anniversary tier! - Svetlana @Life With a Side of Wine

Rebecca Jo said...

We never did the cake thing for our 1st anniversary... I actually dont even remember eating ANY of our cake now that I think about it, except for the obligatory picture opp with the cake.

Missy said...

Funfetti?! How fun! I am totally stealing the surprise me idea for when I get married!

Christine Everyday said...

That's the same flavor we had for our anniversary cake! Small world. Such a delicious flavor combo!

Jen said...

Yes to funfetti! It's pretty much the best haha. How sweet that offered a deal like that. :)

Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders said...

That's so awesome that they'll make you a cake that looks just like your cake topper! That sounds a lot better than eating year old cake!

Emelia at Dream Big & Buy the Shoes said...

How FUN, that is the greatest idea! Love it...looks and sounds yummy!

Veronica-VeroSays! said...

What a sweet deal from the bakery! We didn't save our top tier, we ate it the day after our wedding right before we left for our honeymoon! Haha can't wait to hear about what you've been up to! I've seen some on snappy snap! Xo

Girl Meets Bow said...

How neat that your bakery recreates your cake- that is awesome! It's such a fun tradition to pull it out a year later :)

Caitlin Williams said...

Such a gorgeous cake! How fun with thee "funfetti"! I love this company's idea, the thought of eating a year old cake weirds me out a bit :)

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