Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Mmmm dessert buffet

After dinner we moved inside to the lower level of the Alton Mill to get our groove on. Unfortunately I only have a couple of photos, and they're really just of how people dressed me up with Dan's tie and someone else's hat. I think it worked for me though ;)

At 11pm we had our late night sweet and savory buffet. Really this was just an excuse for me to eat more cake. Unfortunately, I missed a couple of the cakes, but the few that I tried were the most delicious cake I've ever had in my life. Ezra got them from Frangipane in Toronto, and let me tell you, I'm going to come up with an excuse to visit them ASAP. A few snaps for your perusal. 
 Lobster cake topper by me on a strawberry shortcake slice of heaven.
 Lovebirds salt & pepper shakers topper (from Pier One Imports) on
a cheesecake I heard was delicious. So delicious it disappeared 
before I even saw it!!!
 The cake buffet: Chocolate cake, lemon meringue pie, strawberry
short cake in back. In front, some of my homemade caramel
and my famous cherry pretzel pie.
 Also for your snacking pleasure, chocolate chip cookies
(made by me the night before using my mom's recipe)
and some wedding cupcakes. Note the tie printed napkins. 
An amazing Value Village find: a vintage cake topper for $0.99. 
The bride used to have a full length veil but my cat ate it. Oops.

And now, the wedding cake. It wasn't something that was important to Dan and I. Neither of us felt it was necessary. We didn't even have an "official" cake cutting at the wedding. Heck, we didn't even cut the cake at the wedding! BUT I tried a sample of the Wedding Cake Shoppe's cake at a wedding show and I was hooked! It was moist, nicely flavoured, the icing was smooth. I loved it! We met with them and came up with a design for the mini two tier cake based on our elevator inspired invitations. I made little picks to go in each cupcake and cut all the outer wrappers with my Cricut. I think it looked pretty adorable!

 Cake topper made by yours truly.

We finally cut the cake Sunday or Monday night, I can't even remember when. It was chocolate cake with peanut butter icing and wow, was it ever tasty! Our cupcakes by the way were cappuccino icing on chocolate cake, raspberry on chocolate, and strawberry on vanilla. Mmmmm!!!!

We danced and ate the night away. It was SO much fun, our DJ was fabulous! In fact, when we closed down the music at 1am there were still about three dozen people left, no one wanted to leave! A friend sat down at the piano and started playing while everyone had a last slice of cake, a final cup of coffee, and the servers passed out cupcakes in little take out boxes. I was so sad to see it all finished, but we had such a fantastic night! I can't remember the last time I've smiled and danced so much. I've never felt so loved in my life. It was simply an amazing night. And I'M MARRIED!!!!!  

Next up: The Sunday brunch!

1 comment:

  1. Wow - I love love love the idea of different cake toppers. So cool!!