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!