Monday, May 2, 2011

The Other Royal Wedding…Congratulations Sapna and Damian!

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So while watching Will and Kate tie the knot was a big deal for everyone last week. In our house, the big wedding to celebrate is my best friend Sapna’s wedding to her man Damian next week. I couldn’t be more excited to wish them the absolute best. Unfortunately I can’t celebrate it with them as I’m in the middle of my immigration application process and therefore can’t leave the USA. Sucks it does!


When their wedding was going to be in Toronto and I was still living in Ottawa, I was going to make their cake. Now they are getting married in Tulum, Mexico on May 9th and so I decided to mock up a cake for them so we here can celebrate with them! Now you’re probably asking why I would do this? And I say, what’s a wedding party without a cake? Sapna had always told me she wanted peonies and roses on her cake. So for you Sapna, I give you your wedding cake…


Off-set layers with “pearl” borders and gumpaste peonies and roses!


The cake itself, if served at the actual wedding, would have been one layer chocolate sponge with chocolate ganache, second layer vanilla sponge with lemon custard and the top layer would be gluten free sponge with strawberries and cream. Gluten free? Well for the bride, of course. Sadly the bride can’t eat gluten and one must eat the cake at your own wedding.


Sapna and Damian leave for their week of fun and frivolity with friends and family on Tuesday and so I’m posting this today so they can see their cake. I’m sure the cake at the actual wedding will be nice, but it won’t be made with love!

Sapna and Damian you are the two of the best people I know and I wish you health, happiness and love!

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That’s me with my besty Sapna!

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  1. Congratulations to the happy couple! I'm sure they wish that you could have been present, not only to have made this awesome cake for them IRL but to personally share in their special day with them IRL. Your flowers are stunning!

  2. Your flowers ARE stunning! God you are getting good. Thank you so much for making me my dream cake. Nothing would mean more to me than having you there...but simply having you in my life is all the gift I need. I love you....your besty, Sapna xo

  3. Beautiful cake and sentiment...I know you'll be missed at the ceremony. Would love for you to drop by the Tuesday To Do party and share this sweet post!

  4. This cake is so soooo pretty! I love it! Especially because I'm just starting to think about cakes for my wedding, so this is extra interesting to me hehe :)

    I'd love for you to link this up to my link party, Your Whims Wednesday!

  5. What a beautiful, beautiful cake. Those flowers are just incredible! And I love the idea of the different layers, especially the gluten free one - that is wonderful! Thank you for sharing this with Let's Do Brunch - what a beautiful part of a wedding brunch your cake would be!!

  6. That is a beautiful cake. My daughter-in-law made a wedding cake for a Royal Wedding watching party last week. She was looking for the perfect white cake recipe and so she made me a sample. YUM! I bet yours is great too.

  7. Beautiful cake! The subtle color on the flowers make them stand out so much.

  8. What a beautiful cake and what a fun way to celebrate the occasion with them! Thanks for linking at Make a Food-"e"-Friend Monday!

  9. Gorgeous cake!! Those flowers are beautiful. :-) Thanks for linking up to my Marvelous Mess party!! I've got another one starting tonight if there is anything you'd like to add!!

  10. I featured this on my blog today! love how it turned out :)

  11. Such a lovely cake! I love the offset design, and your peonies are incredible. Did you make them from gumpaste yourself?

    New follower,
    Jenn/Rook No. 17

  12. There needs to be more gluten free recipes. Thanks for your efforts.