Introduction: let me just say that close-up high definition photography is shit for the birds. All of this stuff looked much better in person.
Did you know that your Suzette has another side to her that is rarely displayed on this blog? Yes.
She is not just a bitter clinging fashion analyst filled with snark. No.
She is a soft-hearted mushy romantic.I know! Who would have guessed?
Last weekend was a mad social whirl that started with the arrival of the happy couple from California. Too bad a wicked snow/ice/slush fall held up their arrival and made for some excitement when Ted and Amber yanked their baggage from the small prop plane that was their last flight leg and drove 150 miles through the the snow/ice/slush to their final destination.
The reason they came was because Ted was asked to be godfather to the twins. (We are going to need a diagram for this. See below.*) but you know what they say – “never let a good celebration opportunity go to waste” – and since this was the first time we saw them since the engagement, what else could we do but bake a cake and put a Cinderella slipper on top of it?
Coupla things. (1.) No one got a really good shot of the shoe, but here it is:it’s a Disney Cinderella Slipper Ring Holder made by Lenox.** Interesting fact about Suzette: Suzette is a devoted fan of cake toppers. And not just official cake toppers either – I believe that anything that is meaningful and stable can be plunked down on top of a cake.** (2.) In my own defense, that cake was made in NJ and transported to PA. I jammed the shoe heel a little too far into the cake. 😦 Also, it wasn’t crooked so much as laden with cream cheese icing that swelled and bulged at various points. But! the cake had a surprise inside:
Note the time stamp. It really was 1:00 am when we finished up the northeastern PA style pizza and got around to the cake. I bought a Wilton Heart Tasty-Fill Cake Pan and didn’t have time to make a test cake because of my business travel this month, so we were all surprised when we cut into it. Note to interested cake bakers out there: If we did have time to practice, we would have used a lighter hand to saw the cake slice instead of bearing down on it and then the pink filling wouldn’t have been befouled by red cake crumbs, but all in all it didn’t turn out to be too much of a mess.
This celebration happened at Tina’s home and for those of you who don’t know her, she is the absolute ruler of table decoration.
The party broke up late for the oldsters and even later for the youngsters – too bad the next morning came around early where we all vied for bathroom time and headed out to the baptism. I don’t have any pictures of my own because my camera moved to Philadelphia and it never even comes back to visit so I have to wait until Tina gets done editing hers, but here is something lovely – a whiskery godfather and one of the boys.
*Ok, here we go:
** By God, as long as there is still a Lenox, I am going to buy Lenox.
*** At the moment, I’m using my coast-to-coast telepathic powers to influence Amber, who is leaning towards love birds on top of the wedding cake, to consider a footed milk glass candy dish to hold the birds, sort of like a beautiful glassy nest or bird bath. You must admit that it takes a certain type of genius to come up with that, and it is exactly the type of genius I am. So far, no vibrations are coming back to me about this from California.