Our Beehive Wedding Cake

Our friend Linsey has posted on her blog about all the wedding cakes she’s baked. Turns out ours was the first, back in 1999 — and what a spectacular and delicious creation it was: “in the shape of a bee hive and… decorated with gold leaf and sugar bees. Sarah had made a bee painting and I wanted to try and capture its spirit in a cake. The cake itself was lemon and it was filled with ground pistachios and white chocolate mouse.” If I recall correctly, Linsey had to carry the layers of cake, frozen, as carry-on luggage in her suitcase from Chicago (or wait, where was she then? Atlanta possibly?); and then it was 99 degrees on our wedding (in July) and the cake was in constant danger of melting…

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