Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Mary Lindsey's Wedding Cake

Mary Lindsey is MARRIED!!!!

Mary Lindsey and I have been friends since we were little girls at Highlands Presbyterian Church.  We went through many VBS's, RYM trips, church lock ins, and so many other events together.  She is a beloved friend, and I was absolutely THRILLED and honored when she asked me to her wedding cake (and groom's cake!!). 

Mary Lindsey and Troy ordered the bobble heads for the wedding cake topper which turned out to be adorable.

For the cake she gave me some pictures that she liked and said that she wanted it to be pretty simple.   The product was a 4 tiered lemon almond cake with grooved, lined sides, and a smooth top.  The icing is a cream cheese icing inspired by Rose Levy Beranbaum, though I added my own touch as well. Mine is much sweeter (we are Southerners!!) and more fluffy.

I made an extra cake top tier for Mary Lindsey so that they could serve the entire cake at the wedding. I told the server that she was allowed to cut the top tier since we had an extra, but I swear she thought I was crazy.   I don't think she believed that I actually made the wedding cake.  In the end though, I believe the whole cake was gone.

The evening was enchanting. I am so happy for Mary Lindsey and Troy and wish them a life time of happiness!!

Troy's Groom's Cake

I hope everyone like's chocolate.

This groom's cake was for Troy Jackson, the groom of one of my childhood friends Mary Lindsey.  Troy and Mary Lindsay are both Jackson, Mississippi natives so the Mississippi shaped groom's cake was perfect!

This cake is a three tier, dark chocolate cake with a raspberry ganache icing.  I don't know if you can tell in the picture, but the cake was HUGE.  Getting it to the venue was quite the experience and took multiple helpers (I'm so thankful for my friends and family who helped out!!).

I also made the bride's cake so stay tuned for a post about that cake and sweet Mary Lindsey! 

Blueberry Pie

My roommate Katherine recently came home with the largest box of blueberries that I've ever seen from the farmer's market. We still had a box of blueberries in the refrigerator, so she said to use them up however we wanted to. Of course my mind immediately goes into action... cake, cobbler, pie?

The final decision was a nice summer blueberry pie.  I was going to go to the grocery store to pick up a Pillsbury pie crust for the sake of simplicity, but I am currently on a budget so I decided to open up the pantry and put in a few more minutes of work.  The Mississippi humidity is always a little intimidating when making pastry but I decided to give it a go nonetheless.

The result was fantastic.  I took it to my parent's house for father's day and the pie was gone within 15 minutes.  I had several people say it was the best blueberry pie they've ever had so I'm counting it as a success.