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50th Anniversary

Every year for the August long weekend it has been my family's tradition to camp at the Schamerhorn's cottage, now home along with several other families from my church. The shore of Lake Ontario on their property would be lined with tents, tent trailers and RVs.  We would spend hours swimming in amongst the waves; making friendship bracelets; playing Monopoly, Stock Ticker, Titantic and most memorable, Big Bucks.  Every night there would be a campfire with marshmallows, hobo pies and lots of mosquitos!  Sunday morning all the campers would fill the very small Cressy United Church.  Following church was a big potluck lunch.  There was and still always extra visitors on this day.

My summer would not be complete without a visit to Indian Point (about 20 minutes east of Picton).  While Mr. T and I usually come up for the Sunday Miss E has been spending this weekend with my parents camping.  I love that it is a 3rd generation tradition.

This annual tradition was extra special this year as the Schamerhorns celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.  Normally, I bring chili for the lunch so we can use the leftovers for chili dogs at dinner.  Campfire hotdogs are the best!!  However, this year I brought the celebration cake.

The cake itself was two 9" x 13" two layer cakes to make one 13" x 18".  One cake was chocolate with chocolate filling and the other was cookies and cream with vanilla buttercream filling. Then covered in white fondant.  I based my design from this image I saw in my Google travels.  

It took a lot more flowers to fill in the 5 and 0 than I anticipated but I love the look of it.  I added some different coloured dragees to fill in some of the spaces.  The letters and some of the flowers I painted with some gold shimmer dust.

Each corner was decorated with some bling as well.  Here I was trying to get the corners to look perfect then remember I was covering them with flowers anyway.  So much easier!  Not sure why I don't do that more often.

 The happy couple!


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