Have My Cake and Eat It Too

Today is my one year anniversary.  Crazy!  I know it sounds cliché, but it really feels like yesterday I was having a nervous breakdown over floral arrangements.  But apparently it’s been a year – a crazy, wonderful, life-changing year.  Had you asked me on my wedding day if I thought a year from then I’d be almost seven months pregnant and preparing to uproot my life to Japan, I’d have said, “Well, yeah, that is a pretty realistic prediction”.  But then it actually happened and it’s completely incomprehensible to me.

Anyway, I have a wonderful husband who somehow puts up with me, and you know how I would like to celebrate that fact?  By eating cake.  Specifically, my wedding cake.  Tradition dictates that the bride and groom freeze the top layer of the cake to share on their first anniversary.  I LOVED my cake.  It was unbelievably delicious – a dark chocolate and french buttercream cake with mocha toffee and tiramisu fillings.  None of that white cake with fruit filling crap for me.  Bring on the chocolate!  It was to die for.  I honestly think that the thing I was most looking forward to on my wedding day was the cake (besides the whole marriage thing, I suppose).  Besides being sinfully good, it was also beautiful – simple and elegant with a gorgeous sheen.

FYI – it is 10 AM, I am waiting for my husband to go to brunch, and I am hungry.  Hence the obsessing over cake.  While I’m obsessing, here’s a picture:

The best cake in the world.

The picture doesn’t even do it justice.  All this is to say, I would kill for a piece of that cake today.  Except I can’t have any.  Why not?  Because my mother decided cake doesn’t freeze well and served it to our extended family while Damon and I were on our honeymoon.  Thanks, mom!

So while today is a joyous day, it is also a day tinged with sadness.  Never again will I taste such divine goodness.  Unless, perhaps, I order another cake from the baker.  Which at this point I am seriously considering.

By the way, if you live in the Southern California area and are looking for a baker, I would highly recommend The Confectionist in Orange County.  The baker, Linda Geffeney, is a genius.


  1. Happy Anniversary!! Congrats on already making it longer than most hollywood celebrities. To think, a year ago today I was barfing up tequilla shots in honor of your nuptials. I think I took that photo, didn’t I?

    • Barfing up tequila shots? I’m so sorry I missed that. Not sure about the picture – my wedding photos are a complete disorganized mess. Perhaps that should be a Housewife project I take on.

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