Wedding cakes. I don’t think I have ever really thought about them, or how much they cost, or how big of a cake you actually need to feed a large number of people. But I imagine it would be expensive.
There are a lot of pictures in this post, but I promise they all have meaning and for the most part are all personal.
For about 10 years for every birthday for myself, or other people’s parties that I host, I’ve always gone to the same baker. There’s a specialty market located in the city of Royal Oak called Holiday Market. It’s one of those little stores you could be in for about two hours, have lunch, shop, stop at the bakery, get a canoli, and then decide you need sushi so you grab some on your way out for later. Getting my cake from them just made more sense instead of getting referrals for bakers, and tasting a bunch of cakes and adding more calories into my daily intake. (I need to fit into a pretty important dress in three months, so I can spare the cake tastings at this point.)
But getting back on track here for my 25th birthday, I wanted to make it a big deal, so I went all out from the standard simple “happy birthday” cake. I had Holiday Market design a custom Disney princess Tiana cake. (Yes, I still identify with Disney princesses, don’t judge.) It came out so beautiful and tasted even better.