When I was growing up, my cousin, Carley, and I would joke that one of us needed to pretend we were getting married so that we could go sample a bunch of cake. This, of course, did not happen until each of us were engaged and we were planning our actual weddings, not the pretend kind.
When it came to mine and Nick’s wedding cake I knew that I wanted to have a traditional tiered (bridal) cake and a groom’s cake. The groom’s cake is a southern tradition that is always fun. We set up tastings with two different bakers on back-to-back days.
The first day, we went to a well known place in San Antonio, and had a nice meeting with the owner. She had three cupcakes for us to try, one was chocolate with chocolate icing, one was vanilla with vanilla icing, and the last was red velvet with cream cheese icing. I’m sure that there were cute creative names for each flavor, but I do not remember them. We sat down in front of the cupcakes and took a bite of each one. The vanilla cake was fluffy and the icing was creamy, the chocolate was absolutely heavenly-and I really do mean heavenly, and the red velvet, well…it was good, but the cream cheese icing really made it. Overall, the cakes were delicious. If she would have set 3 more cupcakes in front of us, I would have eaten them. Heck, if she would have put 6 more cupcakes in front of us, I would have eaten them. We discussed my vision and I showed her a picture I had found on pinterest of the cake I had in mind. We also flipped through her portfolio to get an idea for a groom’s cake. She gave us a price and we went on our merry way. It was a good meeting, but we were looking forward to our second tasting so compare flavors and prices.
The next day, we drove to New Braunfels to meet with the baker who made one of my other cousin’s wedding cakes a few years ago. I couldn’t tell you much about my cousin’s cake at this point, other than it was delicious. Her wedding was at least four years ago, and I still remember how good it was. That is pretty important when it comes to a wedding cake, right? So, we headed to New Braunfels, and met with Cammy from Seredipity Cakes in a cute little coffee shop. She brought the sweetest little mini cake that was made out of three wedges of different flavors. A vanilla cake with vanilla icing, a chocolate cake with chocolate icing, and a pink champagne cake with cream cheese icing. Each flavor was so delicious and the cream cheese icing was to die for. Yes, I went there. It was that good! We moved on to what the cakes were going to look like. I showed her the picture that was my inspiration and she said,
“This looks like one of my cakes, I think I made this cake. Where did you get this picture from, because I’m pretty positive that is one of my cakes.”
Yup, it was serendipity, y’all! She made the cake that was my inspiration. We investigated! I am so excited and I think it is going to be beautiful. Nick picked out a design for the groom’s cake and it is going to be really cool.
While we enjoyed both tastings, not only was the second tasting the same baker as my inspiration cake, she was hundreds of dollars cheaper which made the deal even sweeter.
You know what really put everything over the top…I asked if she had a recommendation for a florist. She gave me a name and number. When I met up with the potential florist and showed her how I wanted flowers positioned on my cake she said,
“This looks like my flowers on that cake, I decorated that cake with flowers. Where did you get this picture from?”
It was so perfect. I cannot believe I have the bakery and the florist that made and decorated my inspiration cake! It’s going to be beautiful and delicious!