Shimmy Shimmy Cake!


Congrats to Erica and John!

Posted by shimmyshimmycake on November 14, 2011 at 5:05 PM

I was thrilled to find out that one of my best friend's was engaged.  As a cake baker, the first thing I (selfishly) said after "Congratulations" was "Can I make your wedding cake?".  I was so excited thinking about all the wonderful things I could create for her and didn't even hear her say that they were going to do a destination wedding.  Well $hit, I thought, guess I won't be making anything too elaborate since I'd be traveling to Mexico with cake pans and icing tips in my suitcase.  I wondered if the hotel would let me use their ovens....


A few months later, Erica announced that they were running off to Florida to get hitched on the beach in July.  I was a little sad that I wasn't going to be there to witness it (but more so because I wanted to make her cake).  Yes, I'm that selfish.  Maybe it was me pestering her, or maybe she just wanted to have a killer party, but she did end up throwing a fabulous party to celebrate their marriage.  When we were party planning, she said I could do anything I wanted to do.  At first I was thinking this would be the most awesome assignment ever.  I sketched a few designs and tried to think of something she would like.  All I could come up with was birds.  Birds are a popular wedding theme right now and I've seen them in lots of magazines (and of course who could forget Sarah Jessica Parker's birdsnest in her hair in the SATC movie)!  So I not so confidently presented her with a modern design of two love birds and large J + E monogram.  She didn't go for it.  She wasn't sure what she wanted and I was scared to go back to a blank slate so I showed her a picture of my favorite wedding cake at the moment (kinda like a favorite song at the moment... which I tend to switch out about every week).  She fell in love with it just like I had....I knew we were good friends for a reason!  So we went with a damask theme, scoured the internet for cake pictures, and took little bits and pieces from several that we liked to create one uniquely beautiful cake designed for a uniquely beautiful bride like her.  

XOXO, Rachel.  



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Reply JeanneInABottle
3:21 PM on November 17, 2011 
This cake turned out so singularly beautiful. You did such a fantastic job - wonderfully creative.