The weather threatened to ruin the day - it was 10 past 10 on the 10th day of the 10th month!! It just cannot rain - we are having the ceremony at the beach. All I can say is Annie has someone on her side - she may not have had absolute sunshine - but there was a halo of open sky above her - and not a drop of rain. She had even organised whales to be breaching to surface of the beach in front of us!!
You cannot ask for more than that can you? Well other than a long happy life!
Congratulations Annie and Denis!!!
For those of you that come here for the recipes here is the recipe for the heart shaped cake that is in on the top of the cup cake tower.
Heart Shaped Butter Cake
60g butter, at room temperature
2/3 cup caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup self raising flour
1/2 cup milk
1 cup icing sugar
25g butter, melted
1 tbs milk, approx.
pink food colouring
sugar flowers to decorate
Preheat oven to 180C. Brush heart shaped 17cm (base measurement across widest part) cake tin with melted butter, and then lightly flour the tin.
Use an electric mixer to beat the sugar and butter in a large bowl until pale and creamy. Add the eggs and vanilla, and beat until combined.
Sift the flour over the egg mixture and add the milk. On slow speed mix until well combined.
Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin. make sure you smooth the surface (use the back of a spoon or a spatula).
Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. Leave in the pan for 5 minutes before turning out on to a wire rack to cool completely.
To make the icing sift the icing sugar into a bowl, add the butter, and gradually add the milk, using more if needed to make a fairly runny consistency. Add the food colouring, and stir well to combine. Spoon the icing into the middle of the cake, and gently push it towards the edges. You can either let it run down the sides, or cover the sides completely with the icing. Arrange the flowers on top. Set aside until icing is completely set.
You will find the recipe for the cup cakes under the posting "My Best Friend's Wedding" To make the tower I made two batches of the cupcake recipe.