Wedding Cake: The Selection Process Begins

Today’s lunch took me out of the office!

Several of my coworkers and I headed to Dexter’s, a cute restaurant in Thornton Park, for make-your-own sandwiches! ¬†(You may read about my past lunches at Dexter’s here and here.)

I ordered a roast beef sandwich on whole wheat bread with all the veggies and Dijon mustard. I didn’t snap a picture of my meal, so please enjoy this replica from a past lunch at Dexter’s when I ordered a turkey sandwich!

Replace the Turkey with Roast Beef in Your Mind!

The whole wheat bread at Dexter’s is delicious and has lots of seeds throughout the slices which gives it a nutty texture that I adore.

A Peek Inside

I ate every last bite! ūüėÄ

Though I typically prefer to each lunch at my desk to save moo-lah, it was really nice to get out of the office and chat it up this afternoon!

Wedding Cake

I am unbelievably excited for this weekend!

Ryan and I have some seriously fun wedding-related appointments on the agenda, one of which is tasting and selecting the design of our wedding cake!

There are so many different cake designs to choose from. One thing Ryan and I know for sure is that we want a tiered cake with only white icing. I think cakes with colored icing can be adorable, but we both prefer a simple, color-free look.

I would love to incorporate some beautiful flowers from our florist into the cake, preferably on the top, as I think flowers on a wedding cake can add a pop of color and a romantic, feminine look which appeals to me.

I am pretty much obsessed with Jessica’s wedding cake

The "How Sweet It Is" Wedding Cake

Isn’t it amazing? (Aside from looking breathtakingly beautiful, it also had a chocolate fudge center. Heaven.)

Though Ryan and I were asked to select several cake flavors to try during our tasting this weekend, we selected only one (red velvet cake) and told the pastry chefs to “surprise us” with the other flavors by selecting popular flavors people seem to enjoy.

I’m excited to see what they have in store!

Blowing Out the Candles on My Red Velvet Birthday Cake

Side note: If you are a red velvet cake fan like we are, definitely try making these red velvet cake brownies. SO tasty!

Question of the Afternoon

  • What was the flavor (or flavors) of your wedding cake?
  • If you’re not married, what flavor wedding cake would you like for your big day?

Arrived

A little after 8 p.m. this evening, Ryan and I arrived in beautiful Key Largo to spend the holiday weekend with my family.

Eats on the journey to the Keys included a cheese quesadilla with tabouleh from home, a Publix turkey sub with all the veggies and an apple.

Turkey Sub

Apple

I also split another half of a sub with Ryan a little later on.

After we arrived and explored the property where we’re staying, we headed up to our room to celebrate my sister’s birthday.

Birthday Cake

Birthday Girl

We enjoyed homemade red velvet cake with cream cheese icing while my sister opened all of her presents.

Slice o' Cake

I probably had four times the amount of cake pictured above. The cake was sitting right in front of me during the present opening, and I’m not one to resist fluffy cake and creamy icing located¬†within arms reach.

Now it’s time for bed! We’re waking up at dawn tomorrow morning to get a jump start¬†on a day full of scuba diving. Woohoo for vacation! ūüėÄ