One year ago I got married to my best friend, and one amazing dude. We had two weddings. That's right, two weddings. Due to our families living far apart and the difficulty involved in bringing everyone together for one event, we had two small ceremonies in each of our hometowns. Two weddings means two cakes! For Tom's hometown wedding, we found Tamara and her Mwokaji Cakery. She created a simple looking cake, but hidden within were fantastic flavors of lemon mousse and a chocolate layer with Oreo mousse - crazy good!
The groom's cake was from Just Desserts, a small, dark chocolate raspberry cake, just perfect.
However, for my hometown wedding, I had the help of my mother and aunt who created a deconstructed cake table with all my favorites: white wedding cake, chocolate cheesecake and a lemon chiffon cake. Each cake was just delightful.
There were no leftovers for our freezer for the tradition of eating a piece for the first anniversary. For the love of cake, I thought about revisiting one of these recipes and baking something myself, but life this year has proved more difficult than expected and so without time to bake on this first wedding anniversary, I found a heart-shaped, store bought cake. It did the trick. Chocolate, not too sweet and just right for sharing with my sweetie!