MY FIRST WEDDING CAKE

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the most bridezilla-y thing that stoop did during her wedding weekend was demand a layer of funfetti cake. she half jokingly made this demand over the rehearsal dinner, after i had spent almost an entire 24 hours making the original five layers, and so i told her no way (but naturally i stopped at the market on the way home for a funfetti mix). it took exactly the amount of time to bake that it did to write my speech. and then obviously the entire guest list knew about the new surprise layer but chose to keep it a secret from stoopie until she and the mister cut into it. she screamed probably the loudest scream that dressler has ever heard.

here are some sketches i did on the subway a few weeks ago, during the planning stages:

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the layers changed a little bit and the final flavors were, bottom to top: pistachio, black sesame, lemon, chocolate, red velvet, and funfettiĀ®. after i baked and leveled all of them i connected them with a basic butter cream frosting that had a bit of cream cheese added in for extra bite. eggboy brushed the whole thing with warm apricot jam and then we attempted to throw a sheet of marzipan over the whole thing, ghost style, but it tore and i said the f word and at first eggboy thought it might be cool to have part of the layers exposed but a few minutes later we both agreed to try again. so we peeled off the marzipan, rolled it into two pieces, and wrapped one around the sides and topped it off with a nice round hat. it looked a little second grader-y, but i added some sparkle jimmies to maybe give the illusion that it was supposed to be that way. i have another sister who still needs marrying, so hopefully she'll let me practice my wedding cake skills then. 

-yeh!

WEEKEND (WEDDING) WARRIORS

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stoopie is a missus and i have a brother! how fun is that?! we had the perfect celebratory weekend, complete with delicious meals and 80s music and so many funny faces. it was so wonderful to spend an entire beautiful weekend with family, new and old. i am so lucky to have these goofy people in my life! and i always wanted a brother to teach me how to play video games and stuff.

i didn't get a whole lot of photos because we had a real live wedding photographer and i was busy officiating, but i'll post more photos as i get them. enjoy these few for now!

-yeh!

HERE IS MY BREAKFAST AND AN OLD PHOTO OF STOOP HAVING TEA WITH SOMEONE WITH A BOWL CUT

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i woke up as a grumpy goat this morning (maybe it's the gloomy weather, maybe it's that i fell asleep before the end of the game of thrones episode that i was watching*) so eggboy made me breakfast: two slices of turkey bacon, one and one half eggs, a sprinkling of cheese, and bread. i ate half a yogurt and wined a little while i was waiting for it (we all have our days, right?). more importantly, i'm very much drawn to eggboy's plating skills this morning: the eggs and the bacon straddle the plate's dividers so wonderfully abstractly. he's such a free spirit. 

(once we discussed and oggled over how neither of us used coloring books when we were little nuggets because we didn't like using other people's lines. i think this breakfast is just a grown up version of that.)

*that's embarrassing, right? i shouldn't admit that i watch that show, right? or is it n.b.d.?

in other, less eggy news: stoopie and her husband-to-be have just acquired their marriage license down the street at city hall and now stoop and mum are heading over for spa day! i love me a good spa day.

i'm a little bit stressing out about having to wake up early tomorrow morning and nail my very first wedding cake... mainly because the person that would be best to ask in my family (the person with the degree in baking and pastry) is the person getting married. eggboy says i can just go to dairy queen and get her an ice cream cake if i fuck it up. although i'm trusting that my marzipan skills can just cover up any ouchies that go down. oh, i shouldn't be kvetching about this, it is stoopie's day. you could say i just have page turner's anxieties.

ok i need to go find really adorable or embarrassing photos of stoopie and john to post tomorrow on their big day.

-yeh!

TODAY

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this morning, it is about five layers of stoop's wedding cake (pistachio, red velvet, black sesame, lemon, and chocolate) and praying that i don't eff it up. because you only get married first once. 

this afternoon, it is about crawling into bed with mumbles and figuring out how exactly one officiates a wedding. because, did i mention, my mum went on the internet and made me a minister? get your weddings here, folks: two-in-one cake and vows for the price of you're my sister or you give me dumplings.

this evening, it is about dinner with all of my family who is flying in! wahoo!!! i can't wait to see erryone. i can't wait for mum to bring me my dress so the suspense of is this going to fit will be no longer.

-yay!