Because we've built our relationship on cake... or more generally dessert. On embracing the small sweet moments together over something as simple and delicious as a slice of cake. I love to bake, and our first non-camp encounter involved us collaborating on dessert - I brought brownies and he brought ice cream. Our first date found us having dessert not once, but twice. Cupcakes at Ghirardelli Square and gelato in the Sunset district. On our second date he promised me cake and when he told the waiter we'd pass on dessert, the "what?!" that slipped out of my mouth was unmistakable. It's silly but true, our hearts were won through our stomachs. Well, among other things.
So then, it is important to both of us that the cake that we present to our guests at our wedding is one that we enjoy. I'm coming to realize that as much as they say the day is about the bride, really it is not. If it was, she wouldn't be the one planning it. Certainly I will be the center of attention on my wedding day (whether I like it or not). All eyes will be on me as I walk down the aisle. People will ooh and ahh over my dress and I'll feel every bit the bride in it. But at the end of the day, I am (along with my fiance and our parents) throwing a party for 300+ people. I want them to enjoy themselves. To not feel as if they've intruded on one of the most intimate moments of my life, but rather that they've been invited to celebrate in it. It's every bit about them as it is about me. They are the ones who have helped us become who we are and encouraged us on the journey to this place. They will be there to celebrate us, and we will be there to show them our love, affection, and thanks for the years they've walked this road with us... and then to invite them along as we start a new path together.
To that end, I want the very best for my guests. I've only gone to two tastings so far, but I think T and I have found "the cake(s)." It's hard to believe, but our first cake tasting was love at first bite. Make no mistake, we're still going on other cake tasting endeavors (who passes up their one opportunity to try lots of free cake?), but I think we've found "it." I wont spoil the surprise (even though I'm so in love with these cakes I've already told everybody who's asked about how the tastings went about them), but I will show you the pictures from our first two tastings.
Their cake may not have been my favorite, but I was still one happy girl taking home leftovers :)
Sorry this post was kind of spazzy and a mesh of serious with cake. It seems weird, but that's pretty much my relationship with my fiance in a nutshell. Spazzy + Serious + Cake