5 short years and a cake that lights up10

Posted on January 6, 2013 by ChristieFood News

Yesterday was my 5th wedding anniversary. I booked a table at a gorgeous restaurant in Byron Bay, but we never got there.

I didn’t mention in my last post, but I’ve had a bad cold for the past week and now I’ve given it to hubby. I gave him such a good dose of it that he was too sick to go out to the restaurant last night.

Don’t worry, I’m not upset. We can just reschedule for next weekend and it doesn’t matter to me as I’ll still get my fancy meal eventually!

I’m more interesteed in reminiscing about my wonderful wedding day and more specifically, my amazing wedding cake.

This beautiful masterpiece was made by the talented Jon Perkins from Crumbs! Cake Art and made me beyond happy on my special day.

There were four layers of cake in four flavours: fruit, Bailey’s white chocolate, passionfruit and dark chocolate. All the flowers were individually crafted with sugar and were deliciously edible.

My favourite bit? Jon weaved fairy lights in between the flowers that were powered by a tiny battery pack cleverly covered with white fondant and hidden behind the cake. If you look closely at the pic below you can see the one black cord peeking through.

In the darkened function room, the cake glowed with beauty… absolutely amazing!

And even though we’ve been too sick to celebrate this year, I can still say that we are as happy together as we were on our brilliant wedding day 5 years ago, and looking forward to many more!

I’ll be back soon once I kick this cold for good – chat to you soon!

Christie x

Photo credit: All photos by Jane Kelly.

  • http://twitter.com/cookingcrusade Christine

    Wow, that is the most amazing wedding cake I have ever seen! Your baker did a fantastic job. Happy anniversary and hope you and your hubby are feeling better soon! xox

    • http://www.figandcherry.com/ Christie Connelly

      Thanks Christine! I thought it was pretty amazing at the time, but looking back it seems even more incredible! We are feeling better already :)

  • http://intolerantchef.blogspot.com/ InTolerant Chef

    How gorgeous indeed! The different flavours of the cake sound so yummy too :)
    Hope you all feel better soon, we all had terrible bugs before Christmas so I know you need to be careful and rest well x

    • http://www.figandcherry.com/ Christie Connelly

      We are all resting! Thanks ITC! And yes, the four different flavours were super yummy. Was so nice to serve a choice of flavours with tea and coffee after dessert.

  • Tina @ bitemeshowme

    Your cake does look absolutely amazing. Congratulations on your 5 year wedding anniversary. It is a real shame that you couldn’t celebrate but I know there will be plenty more years ahead to celebrate. xx

    • http://www.figandcherry.com/ Christie Connelly

      Thanks Tina – appreciate it :)

  • Amanda@Chewtown

    That cake is stunning! I am sorry to hear you didn’t get to celebrate the way you had planned. :)

    • http://www.figandcherry.com/ Christie Connelly

      Thanks Amanda – don’t worry we’ll take a rain check! :)

  • http://www.orgasmicchef.com/ Maureen | OrgasmicChef

    Happy anniversary and it’s sad that you didn’t get to hang from the chandelier on the day. I’m sure you’ll make up for it. These are such beautiful photos.

    • http://www.figandcherry.com/ Christie Connelly

      Thanks Maureen! Yes we definitely will make up for it!

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