P and I celebrated our 14th wedding anniversary last month.
My mother-in-law has recently completed a sugarcraft course and brought the most beautiful cupcakes for our Good Friday lunch.
These 2 facts may appear unrelated, but combined they gave me the topic for this month's Pick Your Precious (Sian's lovely monthly blog hop). I scheduled this post before I left for France, so I hope it goes live at the right time.
These dusty flowers, worthy of Miss Haversham are the fondant icing flowers from our wedding cake, which my Mother-in -Law made for us. They have spent the past 14 years on a shelf in my kitchen, but I think it is time for them to be tucked carefully away in my memory box now. So I thought I'd share them with you first.
The whole cake looked liked this, decorated with trailing ivy and a combination of edibble and real yellow roses.
We ate one tier and took one with us on our honeymoon to the Czech Republic, where we had a party with my friends from my time teaching there.
The top tier was cut and shared at a party to celebrate my grandparents' 50th wedding anniversary in 2000. My granddad was very ill by this point, but he held out in order to see my grandmother receive her precious message from the Queen. He died a couple of months later.
For more 'Precious' memories, go over and see Sian at High in the Sky.