Sometimes, when you’re a bridesmaid, you have to take one for the team and push yourself to your limits, all for the sake of the future bride’s needs. In my case, these responsibilities have included eating deliciously unhealthy meals and taste-testing wedding cake. However, I cannot imagine anyone more worthy of these sacrifices than Erin Gunn, and I would gladly be her bridesmaid any day … despite her unreasonable demands 😛 Wedding cake-tasting, pshhh!
Erin’s sister Siobhan has been charged with making the wedding cakes for the marriages of all four siblings in the Gunn family, including her own! For Erin’s Halloween wedding, Siobhan is appropriately planning on a pumpkin cake.
She had several different recipes to try and needed our input.
I did not find any problems with cake number one, as I proceeded to eat at least half of the pan:
Since we were eating cake in the afternoon anyway, we decided to make it a full-blown tea time with these authentic Mikado cookies that Erin brought for Siobhan all the way from the Irish section of her Yonkers grocery store.
The cookies consisted of a biscuit topped with marshmallow, strawberry jam, and coconut. Can’t quite go wrong there.
As an ardent fan of teatime, I was especially taken with Siobhan’s adorable tea nooks above the sink:
And with the high quality of her loose leaf English breakfast tea that served as the perfect Mikado companion:
Or Mikado + wedding cake companion:
Yes, that’s right, wedding cake #2 made its appearance, and I polished off at least half of that one as well:
Yeah, no problems here, Siobhan. Keep up the good work!
Cake number two, still warm from the oven, paired particularly well with a scoop of vanilla ice cream:
And with another slice:
Ummm, and the next morning for breakfast with a Mikado, ice cream, blueberries, and more pumpkin puree:
Yes, this breakfast earned me some concerned glances:
… but I’m pretty sure I was the only one rolling my eyes back in taste ecstasy while the others looked on with their judgments:-P
OK, I know I’ve asked this question before, but it’s one that deserves repeating. Best wedding cake ever?