She didn't give me to much direction (just how I like it.) But she did tell me she wanted two tiers, a few things he likes, and these frog bride and groom ornaments they had gotten for Christmas (they are some kind of inside joke).
This is what I delivered to the reception on Thursday.
I kinda think it is AWESOME!
She seriously gave me what seemed to be a very random list of things he liked, including Teenage Mutant Nina Turtles. And for the longest time I could think of how I was going to put them all together on a cake.
And then it was like "light bulb"
Carve them on it like bark.
Although Sarah didn't include herself in the list of things her fiance liked I thought putting her on there was a pretty safe bet. I mean he is marrying her so he has to at least like her as much as Raphael, right?
I really tried to add a lot of detail so make it look as real as I could.
I was hoping it would be hard to tell where the base ended and the cake began.
The whole reception had a beautiful vintage feel. Lots of details like lace, soft colors, ribbon, old doors, Grandma's old shoes and Grandpa's level. It was a beautiful collection bringing a real since of history to the space. I loved it.
I have been looking at old globes at DI since January and have never found one. I walk into the reception and my first thought was "well this is where all the globe have been going." She must have made SO MANY trips to the DI to get that many globes. They probably had about 15 vintage looking globes.
Hats off to my Aunt Pam. She did an AMAZING job!!