John and I have picked our cake!! I follow my friend's blog (http://lawlesscharm.blogspot.com/) and she just had a very cryptic post about her gorgeous yummy wedding dessert and it reminded me that I hadn't posted about our cake decision. It's been a busy week or so, and I guess it just slipped my mind.
We found our baker through my mom, who works at an elementary school. One of the teachers there has made my brother and my birthday cakes for years. So, she was a natural pick for a tasting. My mom and I went over to her house to try out some frostings and some cakes and it was quite the experience. Judy has several boarders that live with her- a few of her kids, their spouses, their kids, and a renting family- and there is a million and one things going on all at once. Somehow, amid the chaos, she finds the time to make amazing cakes. We sampled 3 kinds of frosting: cream cheese, french silk, and her buttercream which is actually a mix of buttercream and cream cheese frosting. We also sampled three types of cake: white, chocolate, and carrot. It was all so good!
The venue that we are using charges a cake cutting fee (don't get me started), so considering that the reception food is going to be heavy hors d'oeuvres, we decided to go with cupcakes! Unfortunately, the kind of cake I had really wanted to try, pistachio, was not available when we went to taste. So, I had a few rough ideas, but I was holding out hope for that pistachio cake.
On Friday, Judy surprised us with a six inch pistachio cake frosted with a white chocolate buttercream. It was SO good! So, our decision has officially been made. And since I have no capability of keeping secrets, unlike my cryptic wedding planning law buddy, I will tell you that we are doing three kinds of cupcakes: chocolate, pistachio, and carrot. I loved all the frostings so much, so we decided to leave that to Judy but they will definitely all be white. Decorations will be simple, but will tie in the dark purple and light blue from the wedding colors. It will hopefully be delicious and beautiful :)