40 Years and Counting…

40 years. Time to celebrate.

Marlene contacted us to make a cake for her sister, Diane and her husband, Monte (who happens to be my dad’s cousin) for their 40th anniversary. She wanted to surprise them with a cake that they’d love. So we were given a few ideas. Monte and Diane hadn’t had a wedding cake at their wedding, so Marlene didn’t want the anniversary cake to look too much like a wedding cake, but she wanted it to be pretty… We can do pretty. ­čśë

We wanted to incorporate some sugar flowers, some colour and the idea of lace was mentioned a few times. So we put on our thinking caps and also asked if their daughter-in-law Brandi had any ideas. So with this group effort, we came up with an idea to create a ruffly bottom tier(that resembles┬áhydrangea) and then add some lacy piping to the top tier. We then added a bunch of gum paste hydrangea to the top tier. When deciding on colour, we went with pink and blue, which is a throwback to Diane’s wedding dress, which was white with pink and blue flowers on it.

The finished product has a shabby chic feel to it, and made us all think of a garden party, which was perfect because the anniversary dinner was taking place at the┬áOld Orchard Inn, which overlooks the Annapolis Valley, which happens to be out in full bloom right now. ­čÖé

Under all the fondant, the cake was our Vanilla Bean sour cream pound cake, Vanilla Bean buttercream and Salted Caramel. Which, by the way, is becoming our most popular flavour combination.

Happy 40th Anniversary, Monte and Diane! xo