Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Cookbook Wednesday: Wedding Cakes

Cookbook Wednesday is late today; hubby had a routine cardiologist visit and some testing eat up the afternoon....at least it's all still good.  I'll take the semi annual annoyance any day of the week.

Our daughter was here this weekend, talking to a landscaper and employing her fiance in some yard cleanup in preparation for the wedding in October.  Of course, there's a bridal shower to come, ostensibly planned by her sisters, with a little help from me.  As long as I don't have to entertain people, I can do planning.

Since I was in a planning frame of mind, I thought I'd take a peek at my mother in law's Wilton Wedding Cake cookbook.  (No, I'm not making the wedding cake; that will be ice cream cake made by the matriarch at the local dairy/ice cream store, and she is very excited about it).

Just look at that happy 1970s bride and groom!

 Daisies...very 1970s...
 A Christmas wedding cake!  Replace the bride & groom ornament on the top, and really decorate up your Christmas party...
 This is one elaborate cake.  I won't be trying it soon.
 Now there are some 1970s colors.  Too loud for me.
 A Bride's White Cake AND a Groom's Cake?  That's a lot of work.
 Special cakes for the 40th and 25th anniversaries...
 And a whole section on planning pre-wedding events, including decorations and sweets.  (The future groom's mother is in charge of the shower cake, but I read this section anyway).
 This is Cookbook Wednesday, which I'm hosting while Louise is on hiatus!  Let me know if you want to be linked up!
Happy Wednesday, everyone!

7 comments:

Debbie said...

A wedding! A Fall wedding! My favorite. thanks for keeping up with cookbook Wednesday. Here is mine:http://thefridayfriends.blogspot.com/2015/06/mexican-salad-cookbook-countdown-81-and.html

My Life in the Charente said...

Far too complicated for me but beautiful to look at. There are no chance of any weddings in our direct family so I will carry on just looking :) Have a good day Diane

Pam said...

Glad your hubby is doing well! I love that your daughter will be getting married in your yard. I can't wait to see pictures. I also love that she wants an ice cream wedding cake.

The wedding cake cookbook looks like it's full of pretty cakes!

Nichole Burke said...

Glad to hear all is ok with hubby....... happy wedding planning!

altadenahiker said...

Pretty sure those cakes are tasteless in more ways than one. (I think an ice cream cake is an excellent idea.)

Poppy Crocker said...

My grandma used to make wedding cakes and she would get my family to help her drive them to the receptions and set them up when we got there. I was always terrified we would wreck them, but we were pretty lucky! The one time I ordered a tiered cake as an adult, someone recommended saving ourselves the delivery fee and picking it up ourselves and I said no way!

My post for Cookbook Wednesday is at http://granniepantries.blogspot.com/2015/06/budget-pies-that-will-save-your-life.html.

Sue said...

I think you should whip one of those up in your spare time. I can't imagine spending that much energy on something that will be eaten. I hooked a rug once. It took a long time and was beautiful when finished. I couldn't bear to have anyone walk on it, so I hung it on the wall.