Gillian and Gary’s wedding cake

March 29th, 2003
Gillian and Gary's wedding cakeThis was the first wedding cake I had ever made (the ivy and roses are fake, but were purchased and put together by me!), and at the time the most stressful. It was for very good friends, who unfortunately we don’t get to see as often as we would like – although we have manage to bridge the gap slightly (just the span of Australia). At this point of my life, I was in the midst of accounting exams, and had a week off to study while making the cake. And, to top it all off, I had to transport the cake from Edinburgh to Glasgow the day before the wedding. Now, I know that from an Australian perspective 40 miles is nothing, but it felt like it was the longest hour of my life. I am just really glad that I had Clayton in the car with me (as transport engineer) to calm me down.
This was also my first foray into chocolate cake – and for some reason chocolate cake seems to keep coming into my life. I’m not sure why – I don’t really like chocolate flavoured things. But, chocolate on it’s own – can’t say no to that!