We're continuing to be busy bees in the Moakler household. Dean has been working long hours and, though I continue to get a bit quicker with my paperwork, I've been working more than I expected at the clinic. My mom's side of the family had relatives in town last week, and now my dad's whole family has come home from far and away for my Nan tracey's 80th birthday celebration. Her cake is in the oven as we speak, and I'm thinking I'll decorate it in a knitting theme, as it's one of nan's passions.
Dean and I were out to supper last night with an old friend from New Orleans, who is here on business. How nice it was to see Schroeder again and catch up. A friend of mine from occupational therapy school, Brenda, was in town last weekend. Many of the old OT girls got together for a mini reunion. Speaking of OT girls, one of my classmates, now my co-worker, got married last Friday. The wedding was beautiful. Jen was a gorgeous bride and had Murray's Pond Country Club, where both the ceremony and reception were held, decorated in such a simple, elegant way.
I did the cake, and was so nervous about it. Jen is very crafty, a "Martha Stewart" type, and quite a perfectionist too. Plus, I was going to actually be at the event. I like to drop a cake off and leave. Being there, I tend to look at it all night, and worry about it. "Oh, I think it's drooping a bit there" or "Oh my, it doesn't look very straight at this angle".
Overall, the cake held up pretty well, especially considering how hot it was that day (and combine that with the fact there was no A/C at Murray's Pond). Jen wanted something simple, yet elegant, and with fresh flowers on the top. I had never put real flowers on a cake before, but when I arrived at the florist that morning to pick them up, she gave me a few pointers. Here's a picture of it, after set up that day:
Feels good to have my first wedding cake under my belt, and one that everyone seemed to enjoy.