Friday, July 20, 2012
MrB and I are celebrating our 11th wedding anniversary on Sunday. Last year, I tried on my wedding gown for a blog post, but this year I’m going to concentrate on cake. I loved my crazy-looking wedding cake by Ron Ben-Israel.
Here’s another shot of it.
Guests lined up to take pictures of that cake. As a result, their friends and family all across the country saw it. That inspired one bride to attempt to copy it, but her baker didn’t have Ben-Israel’s skills. As former pro boxer Eric Kelly would say, “Everything ain’t for everybody.” Here is the result.
If I recall correctly, the whole thing started melting and the top layer of the cake slid off. Bystanders quickly piled the flowers onto the second, corset-shaped layer.
I treasure these photos because they remind me of the Goofus and Gallant feature in Highlights for Children, if Goofus and Gallant were cakes. But, hey, it’s not a real party until something goes wrong. I hope the rest of the wedding was great and, more importantly, that the marriage is going strong.
For more pastry hilarity, check out Cake Wrecks. To hear former pro boxer Eric Kelly call a bunch of Wall Street guys “motherfuckers,” check out this video.