Why Your Uncle Should Never Choose Your Wedding Cake

Sample Wedding CakeI’m willing to bet you’ve seen a wedding cake before. You know it’s supposed to be tall, elegant, and intricately decorated with flowers, lacework, and ribbons all made of delicious icing.

Just like this picture here.

At least, that’s what I see in my head when I think “wedding cake.” Don’t you?

Well, last weekend, I attended the wedding of my niece Jill (not her real name) to a dude named Jack (not his real name, either). Actually, I did more than just attend it. My mother and I were in charge of decorating the church hall for the reception. The uncle of the groom had offered to provide the wedding cake.

I was taking care of some last minute details in the reception hall when three rough-looking, jean-clad guys carried in this beauty…

2017-08-18 12.13.37Yes, that is the wedding cake. Stunning, isn’t it?

Apparently, Uncle What’s-His-Name sent these three fellas to the local grocery store’s bakery section that morning to come up with a cake for the wedding — and someone decided that taking a random sheet cake and placing a differently-decorated round cake on top of it would do the trick.

I’m guessing the cupcakes were an afterthought.

As they placed the cake on the table, I couldn’t help but notice how it clashed with the bride’s purple color theme. (How did they manage to find cakes with every color icing under the sun EXCEPT purple?) Then, things got even more interesting…

The guys started putting the cupcakes ON TOP of the cake. Did they think the little round cake looked lonely? I just had to ask…

“What are you doing?”

“We have no idea,” one of them said.

I believed him.

I must confess something, though. As mystified as I was over the wedding cake, I was secretly delighted. Life can be stranger than fiction, and authors love it when stuff like this happens. There’s a very good chance an unusual wedding cake will work its way into one of my novels someday! (You’ve been warned.)

So, what do you think? Is this the oddest wedding cake ever? Or, have you seen (and tasted) something even more unusual? Let me know in the comments below!

6 Responses to Why Your Uncle Should Never Choose Your Wedding Cake

  1. S Dauman August 26, 2017 at 7:47 am #

    Want to see the dog Lucy

    • baileybaxter August 26, 2017 at 4:29 pm #

      Want to see Lucy? I’ve added her to the “Meet the Author/Illustrator” page as our mascot. You can see her here.

  2. Talima August 26, 2017 at 7:17 pm #

    Maybe they thought the cupcakes would help the round cake from being so blatantly an afterthought? At least they tried to have them somewhat balancing the roses.
    Definitely not what I’d want for a wedding cake, though.

    • baileybaxter August 26, 2017 at 7:49 pm #

      Yeah, I guess they did the best they could with a last minute trip to the local grocery store’s bakery! I still giggle about it, though. It wasn’t what I expected at all!

  3. Margaret Appel August 26, 2017 at 7:25 pm #

    Re the wedding cake ~ obviously these three guys have never been to a wedding reception, or even seen a picture of a wedding cake! LOL You’d have thought they would have asked at the bakery counter! roflmao …

    • baileybaxter August 26, 2017 at 7:47 pm #

      I was so surprised when they brought the cake in. At least they tried, but it was pretty funny! Very unique. It made for a memorable wedding!