Saturday, May 28, 2011

Mother-of-the-Bride: Post #3

Family tradition dictates the wedding cake to be of the rich, fruit cake variety.  When Papa Buz and I got married, he insisted he have a cake of his own.  He hates fruit cake and wanted chocolate cake with chocolate icing.  My sister instantly agreed and produced a masterpiece forthwith, totally breaking away from all British/Canadian tradition.  For the Bride of the Moment, it is to be the traditional cake.

The recipe has been handed down from Great Grandma and used eight times in my life time so far.  Bridie-Dearest asked for a copy to be inscribed into her special recipe book for future reference.  Heaven forbid it should go missing!  

Because we doubled the recipe to fill the bigger, three tiered rounds, the ingredients included 8 pounds of candied fruit.   Family, friends and neighbours came to help stir the batter.  The more people who stir it, the more good luck and well-wishing goes to the Bride, or so tradition says.  Three and a half hours in a slow oven produced a festive, fragrant atmosphere in the kitchen as we gossiped and sipped coffee and tasty treats.  

Aren't weddings fun?  The build-up to the big event is as much part of the fun as any of it.  
The party has begun!!!


"Cottage By The Sea" said...

Oh please, do post a picture of the finished product. Are you freezing it? I thought the wedding wasn't until July? Is this the actual wedding cake? We've just been pricing them. Oh that we could have a recipe that we could make ourselves that is timeworn by, how many was that? 8 generations? I'm the desperate mother of a bride to be. Do tell!

Tami said...

The gown AND the cake? You are SUPER-Mother-of-the-Bride. What a wonderful tradition to share. Looks like great fun.

Anonymous said...

This is just so exciting and looks to be amazing and those 2 dresses were gorgeous!!! Hope you're enjoying your long weekend lovely lady!!

Anonymous said...

Wow! A lots been going on since I've been away - Congratulations! and A belated HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I've heard about those old fruit/spice wedding cakes and I can't wait to see it when you're ready to post the pictures. I'll be in and out until after the summer, but know you're in my thoughts. Oooooweee, wedding are fun and I hope you're having a ball.


Veronica Lee said...

OMG!! This is sooo exciting!! Wish I could attend the wedding! Can't wait to see the pictures!

Have a nice day, sweet lady!

Pat Tillett said...

Weddings can be fun, but a lot of work! That cake sounds very good! A photo might have put over the edge and into the dreded (or loved) sugar binge! Hope you are having a good week!

Roy and Christine said...

With your positive attitude, you will do fine. Hope you continue to have fun with the preparations.