Friday, June 25, 2010

White Lie

I have a confession to make.

When I blogged about our first anniversary celebration, I said that after dinner we came home and had dessert.

The implication in that statement was that we came home and ate the top tier of our wedding cake.  You know - the tier that my parents have kept in their freezer all year.  The tier that my mom spent $40 on to overnight it to me so we could take part in this tradition.  The tier that would essentially be the only taste Bruce and I got of our wedding cake (we were both whisked away after our little bites when we cut the cake and never got an actual piece).

Yeah - that tier.

Here is what my beautiful wedding cake looked like at the reception.

And here's what it looked like when I unwrapped it one year later.

I'll give you a hint.  Whoever wrapped it up forgot to remove the LIVE FLOWERS before wrapping.

And live flowers don't take well to laying on a cake, being wrapped up in cellophane, sitting in the freezer for a year and then being shipped 1,000 miles in the heat of summer.


1st Anniversary Cake Disaster from Sarah Weaver on Vimeo.

I left this part of the story out before because I REALLY didn't want to tell my mom what happened.  She worked so hard to get us the cake and I didn't want her to find out that the flowers fermented and oozed through the icing into the cake.  Ew.

She finally asked me directly on the phone two nights ago and I couldn't find a way to change the subject and had to tell her what happened.  All in all she thought it was kind of a funny story and wanted to see the video.

I think I should note - we took this video with the full intention of showing me unwrapping the cake, laughing at the fact that it was mushed from being transported here and then taking a huge bite.  I had no idea the flowers were on there until I unwrapped it and I was frantically trying to tell Bruce with my eyes to TURN THE CAMERA OFF!

Clearly, he missed the message.

Thanks for trying, mom!  I love you!


  1. That is so funny!!! GROSS! What a shock! & you are so cute! :)

  2. I laughed so hard watching this video! You looks so tan and I think I even detected a slight southern accent on a few few words :)

  3. First of all, it was SO fun to see you live and in person! :) I had to watch the video twice and all kept saying out loud was "Oh my gosh!" Your poor mom. I know she must have felt so bad but she had wonderful intentions and that's all that matters!

    Hope you had fun doing your baking tonight!

  4. Gross! That's so funny, though!!


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