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Jared and Cierra are a very special couple, truly one of a kind. Cierra worked for us at our business and was easily one of the best employees that we had the entire time we owned it. She is a faithful servant at our church. We even trusted her to love on and look after our most precious this in this world, our sweet Addilyn. She has a heart of gold and loves with all she has. Seeing her fall in love and marry Jared, literally the perfect match for her sweet soul, was very special. So when they asked me if I would do their wedding cake, I was beyond honored and happy to tackle this new challenge.
The wedding was in a barn, with dreamy strings of lights and warm breezy air. They wanted simple, which I truly think is the best a lot of the time!
For the main cake, we did my vanilla pound cake for all three layers. To add some fun, the bride and groom chose to add chocolate and fresh strawberry cupcakes, all topped with my signature buttercream! I dropped these off in torrential downpour (huge shout out to my girl Jenn who dropped everything to help me with her giant SUV) and prayed that the icing held up until wedding time!
How perfect is that beautiful slab of wood that we were able to set this up on?!
Of course, in true Katie Lee fashion, I HAD to create them a set of cookies as a gift!
Wood grain royal icing is one of my new favorite techniques! It is not as complicated as you would think and it makes a big statement!
One final thing to say about this amazing couple. How many weddings have you been to where the bride and groom voluntarily chose to SERVE their guests their dinner before ever sitting down to eat themselves? What a beautiful way to start your marriage off being the hands and feet of Jesus. Like I said, truly a special couple and we are blessed to call them friends.