I agreed to make another wedding cake. ‘Agree’ is putting it mildly. The agreement was infused with enthusiasm and love and excitement and the conversation culminated in me saying that I would be honoured to make Renzo and Elsa’s wedding cake.
And then I realised that the wedding was a day before Emma’s birthday (Emma without whom I could not have pulled off my previous cake effort). So I proposed the following: “Emma, why don’t we just cancel your birthday dinner, you instead spend your birthday helping me make this cake and then we’ll somehow transport it to Berkshire”. Obviously she agreed. LOVE HER.
Since then we’ve been sketching ideas and buying tins n cutters n cute things and we went to a decorating course - where we made this.
No recipe attached as we didn’t actually bake, we spent the day at RockBakehouse learning new decorating techniques .
It was fun and tiring and so so rewarding to be creatively engaged.
Carrying the cake home on commuter trains was, um, interesting. And then I decided it would be an awesome idea to carry the cake all the way up to Leicester.
Time to get baking!