Sunday, September 19, 2010

Year of the Tiger

 I'm honored that I was able to contribute a groom's cake to a very sweet and beautiful wedding. My friend (and ex-coworker) Lauri asked me to make a chocolate cake covered in ganache and surrounded by chocolate-covered strawberries for her soon-to-be husband, Duan. She wanted a tiger because his Chinese zodiac sign is the tiger. Of course, I said I would love to make the cake as my wedding gift to them.

This was the first wedding-related cake I've had to do, so I was a little stressed out about getting it just right and making sure it looked good enough to sit on the wedding cake table. Since I'm relatively new to the cake decorating world, I still get a little nervous about each cake I make but I'm gradually getting much more confident about my abilities. I haven't experienced any big cake problems yet, so I don't know why I tend to get a bit of cake anxiety. I think it's just a personality quirk, but I need to learn to relax and trust my own skills to make a successful cake.

Anyhow, the lovely bride adored the cake and gave me a big thankful hug. The wedding was fantastic— a joyous celebration of love, family and friends. It makes me happy that my little tiger cake was a part of such a beautiful and special day. Congratulations Lauri and Duan!

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