One of my fondest wedding memories happened in June of ’04 when my second-oldest daughter, Courtney Rae, got married just four and a half months after my oldest daughter, Randi. We’d paid nearly $600 for cake for Randi’s wedding, and less than half of it was eaten. So, when Courtney got married, I decided to make her cake, myself. (Little did I know this would be the beginning of a new cake-baking lifestyle for me!)
Weeks of research went into the venture. I wanted the perfect cake consistency, the ideal sized pans, perfect separators, etc. I spent the day before the wedding baking the cakes and prepping all of the ingredients for the cream cheese frosting (yum!) I gathered together all of the necessary items and then, on the morning of the big day, met up with two wonderful friends at the church. We worked together to ice the cakes and the ladies took it from there, decorating and stacking the delectable rounds. Afterwards, silk flowers were added. I could hardly believe my eyes when the whole thing came together. Lovely! It literally took a village to make that cake, but the whole thing only cost me $75! (Quite a difference!)
When we all work together, how happy we’ll be!
A lot gets done when we link arms. I discovered this once again while writing LOVE FINDS YOU IN GROOM, TEXAS (Summerside/Guideposts books). My heroine, Anne, enjoys helping people plan their parties and weddings. And she’s good at it. But when it comes to the big day, she needs all hands on deck! In a lovely outdoor ceremony in Groom, Texas, she tries to keep it all together, but ends up leaning on a full team of people to lend their support. (Anne, I feel your pain! Been there, done that!)
To learn more about Anne’s adventures, check out LOVE FINDS YOU IN GROOM, TEXAS. I’ll be back tomorrow with another fun wedding story!