A Wedding at 90 years old.

Photo Credit: Elaine Sangster

I recently made, as a gift, a semi-naked 3 layer chocolate cake with apricot jam in the middle for a couple who, at the age of 90 and 80 respectively, said their marriage vows. I was invited to watch the wedding online.

I do not made wedding cakes to sell, simply because I feel I could not do them justice. My style is very simple, rustic, homely and not something a bride is going to go gaga for. Besides that, the stress of making a cake for such a momentous event is just too much for me. So I have opted not to offer this service for these reasons. That being said, since this was a gift I offered to make and I know the couple, It was made with love, even though the icing on top was not perfect. The apricot jam was a request from the 90 year old groom who hadn’t had such a combination cake in many years and was craving it! (I had a taste of the off cuts , and let me tell you: Apricot and chocolate pair so well together!!)

The experience was lovely. To hear how they enjoyed their cake and shared it with their family and close friends was priceless.

I was also happy to see that the article about them made our local paper headlines and a full story was written about it with a mention to my bakery.

Published by Bonnie

Hello. My name is Bonnie. Welcome to my page. I have been an avid baker for about 20 years. Of those years, seven have been gluten-free baking. I discovered I had a chronic intolerance to gluten and began experimenting with converting my all time favorite recipes into gluten-free ones. I also have developed my own recipe repertoire. I am married and have two children. My husband and son are not gluten intolerant but my daughter is. She has also been the motivation for persevering in creating recipes we both can enjoy. My journey has taught me so much and I know many others can benefit from my experience. My hope is that you will find something you can order that you have missed and longed for being gluten intolerant or celiac. Or perhaps you just want a healthier option as I also offer alternatives to some of my orders such as sugar free, grain free and low carb. I share my experience and story in more detail on my Instagram page. (@bonniesGFbakery) Please feel free to follow me there. Located in Somerset West, Western cape, South Africa. I deliver to the Helderberg basin area which includes Somerset West, Gordans Bay and Strand.

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