Monday, September 2, 2019

Our Fifth Anniversary Cake

Anniversary Cake, Wedding Cake, Wedding Cake Topper, Chocolate Cake, Black and White Cake, French Macarons, Macarons, Chocolate and Vanilla Cake, Vanilla ButtercreamMy husband and I were married five years ago, and we really had the most beautiful wedding I ever could have imagined.  Since then, we bought and renovated a house and had two babies, so our post-wedding years have gone by so fast.  Sometimes those five years together before the wedding, when we'd travel around the country, spend weekends wine-tasting, go out to fancy dinners or cook leisurely, elaborate meals together at home, relax when we wanted to, nap when we wanted to or take off for the weekend when we wanted to seems so long ago...
and other times it feels like ten years ago was just yesterday.  We've changed and grown and learned how to be parents together, and there's no one else I'd rather spend my life with.  I married my best friend, and he gets me like no one else does.  He was completely worth the wait.

For our anniversary, after the boys were tucked into bed, we dressed up and set a fancy table for dinner.  I even used a few things from our wedding reception - the little glass milk bottles for flowers, a black and white striped ribbon that had decorated one of the cakes, the linen napkins I sewed, a silver cake server.  The crystal cake pedestal my husband gave me for our fourth anniversary.  We ate New York strip steaks with herb-roasted potatoes and carrots, and a bottle of wine we'd reserved from the wedding.  And we read the letters we'd written to each other five years ago.




Anniversary Cake, Wedding Cake, Wedding Cake Topper, Chocolate Cake, Black and White Cake, French Macarons, Macarons, Chocolate and Vanilla Cake, Vanilla Buttercream

Anniversary Cake, Wedding Cake, Wedding Cake Topper, Chocolate Cake, Black and White Cake, French Macarons, Macarons, Chocolate and Vanilla Cake, Vanilla Buttercream

Anniversary Cake, Wedding Cake, Wedding Cake Topper, Chocolate Cake, Black and White Cake, French Macarons, Macarons, Chocolate and Vanilla Cake, Vanilla Buttercream

Anniversary Cake, Wedding Cake, Wedding Cake Topper, Chocolate Cake, Black and White Cake, French Macarons, Macarons, Chocolate and Vanilla Cake, Vanilla Buttercream

Anniversary Cake, Wedding Cake, Wedding Cake Topper, Chocolate Cake, Black and White Cake, French Macarons, Macarons, Chocolate and Vanilla Cake, Vanilla Buttercream

Anniversary Cake, Wedding Cake, Wedding Cake Topper, Chocolate Cake, Black and White Cake, French Macarons, Macarons, Chocolate and Vanilla Cake, Vanilla Buttercream

Anniversary Cake, Wedding Cake, Wedding Cake Topper, Chocolate Cake, Black and White Cake, French Macarons, Macarons, Chocolate and Vanilla Cake, Vanilla Buttercream

Anniversary Cake, Wedding Cake, Wedding Cake Topper, Chocolate Cake, Black and White Cake, French Macarons, Macarons, Chocolate and Vanilla Cake, Vanilla Buttercream

Anniversary Cake, Wedding Cake, Wedding Cake Topper, Chocolate Cake, Black and White Cake, French Macarons, Macarons, Chocolate and Vanilla Cake, Vanilla Buttercream

Anniversary Cake, Wedding Cake, Wedding Cake Topper, Chocolate Cake, Black and White Cake, French Macarons, Macarons, Chocolate and Vanilla Cake, Vanilla Buttercream




There was cake for dessert, of course.  When I made those vanilla bean French macarons filled with chocolate buttercream a few weeks ago, my plan was to use a few to decorate our anniversary cake, and they couldn't have been more perfect.  I had a few other ideas for decorating the cake that I was mulling over, but in the end, decided to keep it simple with just the macarons and our wedding cake topper.  It's not often you get to re-use your wedding cake topper, and I loved how pretty and perfect it was for this cake.

The cake was chocolate - my favorite chocolate cake recipe which is always so moist, tender and light.  Vanilla bean buttercream.  The chocolate and vanilla bean macarons were just so perfect with the black and white layers of the cake and buttercream and the black silhouette of the cake topper.





Anniversary Cake, Wedding Cake, Wedding Cake Topper, Chocolate Cake, Black and White Cake, French Macarons, Macarons, Chocolate and Vanilla Cake, Vanilla Buttercream

Anniversary Cake, Wedding Cake, Wedding Cake Topper, Chocolate Cake, Black and White Cake, French Macarons, Macarons, Chocolate and Vanilla Cake, Vanilla Buttercream

Anniversary Cake, Wedding Cake, Wedding Cake Topper, Chocolate Cake, Black and White Cake, French Macarons, Macarons, Chocolate and Vanilla Cake, Vanilla Buttercream

Anniversary Cake, Wedding Cake, Wedding Cake Topper, Chocolate Cake, Black and White Cake, French Macarons, Macarons, Chocolate and Vanilla Cake, Vanilla Buttercream

Anniversary Cake, Wedding Cake, Wedding Cake Topper, Chocolate Cake, Black and White Cake, French Macarons, Macarons, Chocolate and Vanilla Cake, Vanilla Buttercream

Anniversary Cake, Wedding Cake, Wedding Cake Topper, Chocolate Cake, Black and White Cake, French Macarons, Macarons, Chocolate and Vanilla Cake, Vanilla Buttercream

Anniversary Cake, Wedding Cake, Wedding Cake Topper, Chocolate Cake, Black and White Cake, French Macarons, Macarons, Chocolate and Vanilla Cake, Vanilla Buttercream

Anniversary Cake, Wedding Cake, Wedding Cake Topper, Chocolate Cake, Black and White Cake, French Macarons, Macarons, Chocolate and Vanilla Cake, Vanilla Buttercream

Anniversary Cake, Wedding Cake, Wedding Cake Topper, Chocolate Cake, Black and White Cake, French Macarons, Macarons, Chocolate and Vanilla Cake, Vanilla Buttercream

Anniversary Cake, Wedding Cake, Wedding Cake Topper, Chocolate Cake, Black and White Cake, French Macarons, Macarons, Chocolate and Vanilla Cake, Vanilla Buttercream

Anniversary Cake, Wedding Cake, Wedding Cake Topper, Chocolate Cake, Black and White Cake, French Macarons, Macarons, Chocolate and Vanilla Cake, Vanilla Buttercream

4 comments :

  1. Best 5 years ever.
    Awesome cake as always Baby.
    Great post and such great memories over our 10 years.

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  2. awww very sweet post, you two are very lucky. And the cake!! Looks perfect!

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