Every now and then there are moments in life that are worth trying to re-create.
Easter Sunday provided one such moment. Nancy is a baker. She finds it relaxing and enjoys the process of decorating her creations. It is not unusual to find her in the kitchen creating some sweet treat after a stressful day. She finds the process of baking and decorating fun and I do not mind helping get rid of her creations.
As part of our Easter celebration Nancy made a special desert. She invested a lot of time Saturday preparing our cupcake cake.
When Rayann and I came across the finished product we were excited. We also could not help but notice that it was leaning heavily to one side. Afraid to cut into her creation until we were given the official “green light” we smiled and talked of how we were unsure it would stay upright until Easter day.
As we talked I was reminded of another leaning confectionery creation. This one is from a few years back. In fact it was way back in June of 1990. Nancy and I were getting married. The service was complete and we had just made our way to the reception. There was a level of activity taking place around the wedding cake. Apparently it had some structural issues and was leaning to one side.
The cake generated a lot of conversation. I had a simple solution, cut the cake before it fell over and then Nancy and I could be off on our honeymoon. Judy (my mother-inlaw) did not think that was appropriate and felt we could risk the cakes stability.
In the end our leaning cake generated one of my favorite wedding pictures. The photographer captured the moment Judy was pointing out the leaning cake to Nancy. I love this picture, it captures a moment of our story that is worth recreating.
So when Rayann and I happened across a leaning cupcake in our kitchen we could not help but stop and try to recreate that moment from the wedding oh so many years ago.
To be clear, you really had to look hard to see that the wedding cake was in fact leaning. More importantly the cake tasted delicious. Even more importantly the beauty of the bride out shown whatever chaos may have been caused by a leaning cake.