This past Saturday Carl and I attended the wedding of my long time friend Majken (pronounced Mai-ken to those of you wondering - unless you're part of the high school gang, in which you'll better know her as Maj-ken until you're old and gray). Majken married her sweetheart Josh at a gorgeous barn up in the rolling green mountainside of Underhill Vermont. It was elegant, it was chic, it was country, it was beautiful.
It was Majken.
And of course I bawled like a little baby.
And as blessed as I was to have been able to share my friends special day with them, I was even more touched that they asked little ol' me to make their wedding cake and desserts.
For the past week and a half I have been continuously covered in butter and sugar and glitter and raspberry juice. Mixing and whipping and piping and baking. Completely consumed by Renée's (Josh's Mama's) unbelievably fabulous family recipe's for maple cheesecake, tart apple pie and shiny top blueberry cobbler. And as stressful as it all was - baking for 200 out of our tiny family kitchen while continuing to acclimate to my new job - I wouldn't have changed it for the world. Mine and Majken's hours of blueberry picking, the stress of when to collect their family's jug of Maple Syrup for the cheesecakes, the hours I spent carefully studying the photos of her intricate dress. It all paid off. Because the night of the wedding Renée smiled and gave me her seal of approval, Majken's gorgeous wedding dress perfectly matched the cake, and Josh was quoted as asking "Is this real?!?" as he poked at the buttercream.
Majken and Josh,
Thank you both so much for believing in me and allowing me the privileged of baking your cake and treasured Poley family desserts on your special day. You have no idea how touched and appreciative I was.
Carl and I wish you nothing but happiness as you start the next chapter of your lives together.
Always look forward to the future, never stop dreaming, kiss each other every single day and even when you're 80 years old continue to have those tickle fights.
Lots and lots of love
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