nah, not of blogging. i think celebrating blog-iversaries is a little weird.
as of yesterday, it’s been 2 years since Hubby and i got married!
Our Wedding Day - Photography by Amanda McMahon Photography
i don’t remember doing anything special last year, except eating the top tier of our wedding cake. no gifts for each other (we’re not big on gifts), just cake!
Our Wedding Cake - Photography by Amanda McMahon Photography
but oh boy, was that some DELICIOUS cake! even for having sat in the freezer for a year!
after the wedding, we popped it in the freezer for a half hour or so to set the frosting, then wrapped it in plastic wrap, then tin foil (i think, it’s been a while…) and put it in a 5 quart ice cream tub with the lid on. actually, we put it on the lid and put the tub upside down over it so that it was like a big cake protector in the freezer.
then the day before our anniversary, we pulled it out of the freezer and put it in the fridge. after a few hours, we unwrapped the tin foil and plastic wrap. and the next day it was ready to eat! we could’ve left it out on the counter for the last hour to get it to room temp, but we don’t mind chilled cake.
it was SO good! marble cake with raspberry filling and buttercream frosting… *droooool*!!!!! i ate it for dessert after dinner every night that week! and Hubs had a slice for breakfast each morning (he’s weird, but i love him!)!
we enjoyed that SO much that we decided to do it again this year! (and make it a tradition for future anniversaries!) since there’s none of the original cake left, we dug out our original order form and had PLANNED on ordering a replica of the top tier to be ready on our anniversary.
BUT, we didn’t get around to turning in the order with all this end-of-pregnancy stuff going on. now that my OB appointments are weekly, plus Hubby’s got graduate classes 2 nights a week on top of his 40+ hr work schedule, it’s been busy!
last night, we thought of a solution though: i’ll make us one!
i have some white cake mix in the pantry (i meant to try this tiramisu cake recipe with it) and we’d bought some frosting the other day so i could use it to try to make cupcakes instead. but now all of that has been re-allocated to my attempt at repeating our wedding cake.
i just used the box of white mix (delicious on its own!), and added some raspberry filling (i just spread some raspberry preserves between the layers). then i frosted with the container of cream cheese frosting we’d bought last week (Krissy‘s been making me jealous with all her cupcake talk so i talked Hubs into letting me buy some frosting so i could make my own easier).
i dont’ have any decorating skills (or even decorating equipment beyond a simple spatula) so it didn’t look exactly like our original cake, but here’s how it turned out:
almost as delicious: the raspberry was a little understated and the cream cheese frosting gave a slightly different flavor compared to the buttercream that was on the original, but it is still a GREAT cake! AND it’s the first time i’ve thought to use the cake dome thingy that we got as a wedding gift! i’ve always wanted one, and now i’m using it! it’ll be a good way to keep cats and cat hair (and the occasional bug since we’ve been opening the windows a lot lately) off the tastiness!
we shared the first slice last night (pictured above), and Hubs had another slice for breakfast this morning.
what do you do to make your anniversaries special?