Now just in case you don't know we live in Birmingham.
The wedding was in Windermere.
That's a 162.71 mile journey....with a wedding cake.....
As this was the furthest we'd travelled with a cake we decided to take each tier separately then construct at the venue. This was the first time I'd completed each tier individually then assembled on site and I didn't realise how difficult it would be to decorate each tier of the cake without being able to see the overall effect and, as each tier had a different design, would they even 'fit' together?!!
So after a busy week and a sleepness night (dreams of collapsed cakes were haunting me) we finally set off on our journey.
I would hardly say it was a relaxing drive (but the Maltesers did help!):
- It was a warm day so the air conditioning was on full blast (would the cakes be 'melting'?)
- At one point Dave had to break sharply as we hit traffic (would the cakes have moved?)
- The Lake District is extremely hilly (I repeat, would the cakes have moved?!!!)
Gill and Pete came to see the finished cake and they gave me a present - how sweet! It's a cupcake cushion which Gill had embroidered with their thanks and it now has pride of place on our fancy chair at home.
|Me and Gill and Pete|
|My cushion (can you read the embroided message?)|
|Even the gift tag was super cute|