i frequently talk of how time has flown and i am not ready to grow older. it is also hard to believe how much time has passed-it has been nearly 7 years since we closed our bakery and moved on to other employment.
when we had our bakery, we had several teenagers who worked for us as they went through high school and college. in the last 7 years, they have all graduated from college and are hard at work on their chosen careers. but way back when, as they watched me make wedding cakes, i heard them mention how i would be the only one who they would ask to make their wedding cake. as a mom, i have learned not to listen to idle chatter of teenage girls-you simply cannot keep up with the conversation as it morphs along.
one of the girls came to us as a prep/sandwich cook and moved on to be a baker. after we closed the shop, she moved on to las vegas and attended culinary school and is now working hard on building a career as a pastry chef. she also kept her promise-she asked me to make her wedding cake. it is an honor to be asked-i mean, if it were me, i'd want somebody who can actually bake something tasty to make the cake...just kidding! it will be plenty tasty. for this task, i pulled out my binder of recipes from when i wrote my first book, sky high. in that book is a chapter which includes wedding cakes and i chose the lavender rose cake for this occasion. there will be a few minor changes-it will not be filled with the jam and the layers are square rather than round.