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Black & White 30th Anniversary Cake

Saturday my cousins had a surprise anniversary party for their parents' 30th wedding anniversary.  Of course we arrive and are walking with the cake when the bride and groom pull up in their driveway.  We tried to discreetly turn around as if we would suddenly disappear but we were spotted; thankfully not before they saw the reserved parking sign for the bride and groom.

The theme of the party was black and white.  Originally we had the brilliant idea of replicating their wedding cake but in looking at the picture we figured it was best to leave 1986 back in 1986.  Instead we went with the colour theme.


For this cake I did three different flavours.  For the 10" base it was chocolate with chocolate filling, then lemon with cream cheese filling for the 8" tier and for the top brown butter cake with salted caramel filling.

I used a two inch satin ribbon band around each tier with 3 big flowers I made the day before on the side.  I cut out the 30 by hand at the last minute.  If I had thought to do it earlier I would have made it much bigger.  I haven't mastered using my Cricut Explore Air yet and didn't have the time to spend to learn to do what I wanted it to do.  One day I will make the time to learn how to do fancy things to enhance my cake decorating.

Happy 30th Anniversary Mike and Lorraine!  xo

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