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Posted by on May 22, 2014 in BettyBecca Bakes | 2 comments

Marriage is a Piece of Cake?

Marriage is totally NOT a piece of cake, but today I’m arguing that every marriage needs more cake. The top tier of a wedding cake is consumed on a couple’s first anniversary, and a cake is baked every year to celebrate a birthday. Therefore, annual anniversary cakes make total sense as a next step, right? Sound logic.

The cake we saved for our first anniversary was stored in a freezer that was affected by an electricity outage over an extended period due to an ice storm. I didn’t feel like it was safe to eat by the time our anniversary rolled around, so I asked a local baker to recreate one for us…6” round with buttercream with dot details. Every year since then (save our 5th anniversary last year as we were traveling and enjoying an incredible meal on the beach to celebrate), I have baked our anniversary cake.

I recently saw where a local bakery is offering a fresh cake to celebrate the first anniversary, and as much as I love the tradition, I can’t help but love this idea, too. Our 6th anniversary is in a couple of weeks, and I’m already plotting what our cake will be. Sometimes I find a good recipe to try, and sometimes I want something classic like white cake and buttercream. As you can see on year three’s cake, I decided to do a little ruffle practice (which I definitely need more of!).

Mmmm…cake. Is there anything better? Do we really need an excuse to eat cake? Every year of wedded bliss is worth celebrating, don’t you think?



  1. Wow these cakes are so darn pretty. I have never been very good at making nice icing ropes and twirls and things that really dress up a cake. I love the white one very much. Good job.

    • Thanks, Teresa. It’s so much fun to bake cakes, and I learn something new with each one I make.

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