Our wedding is now less than a year away, so as we get closer to the date, I thought I would share a few wedding planning updates with you all. We’ve gotten quite a bit done since we got engaged last December, and it has been especially nice taking our time with the planning process. So far we have picked the venue, photographer, florist and band for our “Green & White” April wedding. We picked green and white as homage to our alma mater, Michigan State University. But we’re hoping for a subtle toast to our beloved MSU rather than a tailgate themed wedding. No pom pons or confetti, but still a good amount of green and white throughout.
And it probably will come at no surprise to you that the wedding planning task that Eric and I were most looking forward to was the cake testing. We aren’t overly concerned with how the cake looks, but since we’ve dubbed ourselves cake connoisseurs, we wanted to make sure it was very delicious. Back when I worked as a Wedding & Events Manager at a country club, I got to see (and sometimes taste) my fair share of wedding cakes. One of the bakeries that our brides at the club used the most often was Holiday Market, so we decided to try it out as well.
We arrived at the market a little early and had no trouble passing the time strolling through the aisles. Eric even found an aisle devoted solely to barbeque sauce. Huge win.
Soon enough it was time to meet with Leanne, our wedding cake consultant (talk about a fun job!) to look through some of her past work and taste some of the cakes. We had chosen 4 selections of flavors prior to our appointment so we knew ahead of time what we would get to taste. Eric and I both aren’t huge fans of cake with fruit fillings so we stuck to 4 varieties featuring mousse fillings.
She brought out two little cakes that featured two of our selected flavors. We tried Yellow Cake with Chocolate Mousse filling, Yellow Cake with Strawberry Mouse filling, Chocolate Cake with White Chocolate Mousse filling and Chocolate Cake with Peanut Butter Mousse Filling. The cake was incredibly moist and flavorful and the buttercream frosting was light and fluffy and not overly sweet, which we loved. All of the mousse selections were pretty amazing but there was one clear winner. Chocolate Cake with Peanut Butter Mousse. It was incredible. But since we realize not every one has the exact same devotion to chocolate and peanut butter as we do, we are opting to utilize all of the flavors in different layers of our cake. We even got to take home the leftovers to share with our parents…. although we did warn them ahead of time, we may not have any of the Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake left to share. Yum!