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Ruby Wedding Anniversary

Sunday was my parents' 40th wedding anniversary.  My brother and I (along with our other halves) hosted an open house in their honour at their house.  It was a fabulous day.  Nearly 150 people came out!  Thankfully the rain held out until the bitter end.  By then most of the guests and the food were gone.

For the celebration I made a 6 inch "red" velvet cake for the happy couple.  Didn't quite get red enough but it tasted pretty good.  I had made a bow from gum paste but in the end with the combination of the humidity and bad "glue" it just didn't work out.  Bows and I have a love hate relationship.

I did make gum paste for the first time only because the store was out of pre-made.  It was surprisingly easy.  I used the recipe on the Wilton Gum-Tex label.

For all the party guests I made 12 dozen cupcakes and 4 dozen mini-cupcakes.  I made the same cupcakes that I did for the Cupcake Quartet as they were a hit for the last party.  The mini-cupcakes were "red" velvet. 


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