This cake has Joy the Baker written all over it. Why? It’s simple. It’s chocolate all over. It has natural elements that lend a hint of color, and quirky chocolate flowers that add a touch of light-hearted fun. And the cake isn’t perfect- it has stroke marks and rough sides. Wedding cakes these days are flawless. Obviously that’s not my style. I think this cake, even with all of it’s imperfections, is absolutely perfect. I spent about two days putting this cake together, and by the time I was done, I was absolutely smitten with it. Big time cake crush.
This cake (on day two I named him Sir Chocolate Monster) was requested for a ten year wedding anniversary and vow renewal. Ten years! Something about that struck me…
I think it all started with the engagement cake I made a few weeks ago, coupled with the fact that it’s wedding season, and I feel surrounded by old high school friends either planning their weddings or planning their baby showers. But ten years!!! I had to take a moment and let that sit with me. Ten years!
I realize that some of you who have been married twenty and thirty years are laughing at me. I know… I’m to young too understand, or something.
What I’m trying to tell you, in all of this, is that I really enjoyed making this cake. It feels special. Special that two people stay together and love each other for ten years. Special that after ten years they want to stop and tell each other again how they promise to love and cherish and take out the trash, blahblahblah. It’s just special, and I’m so glad I could be a part of it in this small way.