Tuesday, May 10, 2011

25th Anniversay Cake


26 years ago today I married my college sweetheart.




One year ago we had a nice party for family and friends to celebrate our 25th.  I have not published the photos of the cake to date because I thought they were going to be featured in a prominent cake magazine. Well, that never happened, so I thought today would be an appropriate day to share them with you.




I chose black and red with touches of silver to match the decor of the venue we had rented for the party. I did make my own cake, but I cheated. It was all stryo dummies, for two reasons. I wanted to be able to save the top tiers as a keepsake, and I wanted to be able to work on the cake early, since I would be so busy with party preparations in the days before the event.

I made my fantasy bling flowers; the same ones I made for our TLC cake, but smaller and in red this time. (We will be teaching this flower in our next DVD release, yay!) The 25 topper was made by gluing Swarvoski crystals to jewelry wire I bent into shape.


I used the diamond impression mat for the sides of two tiers. Black fondant swags and bling roses for the bottom petal tier.


I also made a small monogram Z for the center of the bow from crystals. This was my favorite part of the whole cake.


Purchased beaded ribbon was glued to the separator drum and the presentation board. You can't see it in the photos, but there is silver in the beading. The sizes of the tiers were 6,9,10,13 and 16.


Here are a few casual shots of the party:


Hubby and I toasting to 25 years!



We also celebrated Paul's 50th birthday that night, so I made a toast to him....


....... and I got a little choked up.



My two wonderful sisters and my youngest son, J-man.


My men. The lights of my life.



My beautiful Italian mother in law.



Paul's brother, and yes they do look a lot alike!





 It was a wonderful night to celebrate my blessings with my family and friends. Thank you for sharing it with me too!


Happy caking!
Sharon


19 comments:

Anna said...

happy anniversay and you inspire me a lot, i just started watching your videos yesterday and will start caking. again, more power.

The Mac's House said...

Gorgeous cake!

Happy Anniversary.

We celebrate our 25th next month, it will be a quiet celebration with just the two of us.

You have an amazing talent.

Thanks for sharing!
Teri

Missy said...

Your cake was gorgeous!

Ronnie said...

Happy Anniversary! Had my 35th on the 30th. Seems like a long time. Your cake is Beautiful as usual. Thank you for sharing your cake and your memories. Ronnie

Claudia said...

Congratulations and Happy Anniversary! Wishing you many more years together.

Diana Viera said...

OMG ~ the cake was absolutely beautiful and you both look adorable together!

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary and Congratulations for the awesome cake! I'm very happy you post it even one year later. Thank you for share it with us. Warm regards! Joelma

Kirsten Langley said...

Happy Anniversary!
Your cake is so stylish and elegant. I am sure the memories you two have made over the past 26 years are just as beautiful and sweet! Enjoy your special day!

Marianne said...

congratulations!!!! Beautiful cake!!!!

La Familia Crespo said...

Congratulations Sharon, may the Lord continue to bless you and your hubby w/many more years of happiness! Your cake is absolutely beautiful! Thanks for sharing and for being such a wonderful inspiration to all of us!

Eve said...

Beautiful cake! It reminds me a bit of one I made in all ivory for a wedding expo last year :-)

(at http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1693834 )

Happy Anniversary!

Eve

MialuvsJBCB said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing and Happy Anniversary!

Meredith said...

Congratulations, Sharon! Happy Anniversary! The cake is amazingly beautiful, as always!

Christine said...

Happy Anniversary,
So blessed to watch and learn from your DVD's. Thankyou! Your cakes are wonderful.
Christine in the Isle of Man UK.

elida said...

Fericire, sanatate va doresc!

SweetThingsTO said...

Happy Anniversary and gorgeous cake! It should definitely be in a magazine!

Mattie said...

Beautiful Cake and Happy Anniversary!

Lalita said...

Congratulations on yr 25th. Your cake was out of this world. Thanks for the tutorials

lluvia said...

Sharon congratulations and Happy Anniversary. your cake looks so elegant and yhank you so much for sharing your amazing talent with us.