Over the years I’ve made many wedding cakes. Some tried my patience and some were “a piece of cake”. That being said some of the most special wedding cakes have been the ones I’ve made for my children. Our youngest son Garlon married Rupal Patel on June 22, 2010. It was a beautiful day and they were (are) a stunning couple. Despite the fact that our house was in an uproar due to a home remodeling project, and that we were 2 days away from the first leg of our vacation; we had to make it an extra special day for them.
In my 26 years as a cake decorator I’d never had the opportunity to make an all chocolate wedding cake. To my delight my new daughter-in-law is a fellow chocoholic. Even the outside of their cake was swathed in chocolate, with a few ivory embellishments to mimic an Indian motif. In between the tiers I used cake truffles, chocolate and white cake drenched in white and milk chocolate. (uh-oh I’m salivating). I’m really sorry I didn’t get pictures of the rest of the dessert table. We had lemon tartlets, which are as easy to wolf down as those cake truffles. An apricot brandy pound cake and an orange dream pound cake. To make the bride feel even more special I ordered mango ice-cream and gulab jamun. Gulab Jamun is fried balls of dough soaked in a sugar syrup. Trust me it’s good.
They were very pleased with not only their cake and desserts, but the entire dinner as well. We Garth’s love a reason to put on a spread and what better time than a wedding.