Saturday, April 30, 2011

{ Will & Kate Plus Cake...and Wine }

I love modern day fairy tales. I can still remember watching the royal wedding between Prince Charles and Lady Diana as a young girl in the living room of my childhood home. Now as another modern day fairy tale unfolded between us via the royal wedding between Prince William and Kate, or as we hear so often, Will & Kate, I wanted to add a bit of whimsy to it for the sake of my daughter and the memory she will have of this event. And because I cannot tell a lie, I was totally into the experience myself. I set my DVR 3 days in advance to record the Pomp and Circumstance involved with such an event. I had a nightmare that I had forgotten to record the wedding. I added the title of Duchess, along with my other friends, to my name on Facebook. I both appreciated and made fun of the many hats the wedding guests wore. I joked that I should bedazzle a Snuggie to enhance the royalness of sitting on the sofa watching the wedding. I joked about my invitation to the royal wedding being lost in the mail......and oddly, the whole time the news networks were covering the event, I kept wanting to yell out, "Team Edward!" But, because I didn't want to seem like a fanatic, I kept it simple and bought a good wine and my daughter and I made a small "wedding cake."

Now let me tell you, I chose the wine purely for the occasion. I had seen the wines from Cupcake Vineyards and thought the label was cute and the concept was sweet. But, I had not tried it b/c to me wine and cupcakes just didn't mix in my brain. Wow, was I wrong! and now that I have given it some thought; why NOT blending the concept of cupcakes with wine? They are both super good! So, in keeping with the theme of the Royal Wedding, I chose the Red Velvet wine by Cupcake Vineyards. It was yum, yum, and yum! And I totally like whoever it was in California who decided to name their vineyards, Cupcake. THAT is the type of individual I can be friends with! Not only was the wine good, but, the bottle is so pretty.

We decorated the cake with a "wedding ring", and sugar icing roses which I bought at Michaels. She and I made a Princess wand using the new Bravissimo products from Making Memories . All in all, we totally indulged ourselves in the whimsy of the Royal Wedding between Will and Kate allllll the way over here in our neck of the woods b/c we love a good modern day fairy tale! Cherry-Oh!

Sealed with a Kiss (from a balcony), Kirsten