Life just gets better and better! I had a last minute call from a couple a week ago and it turns out that they are such a relaxed couple, they’d forgotten to organise their wedding! No problem for the Ninja Celebrant – aka me – and I got to meet them and know them just a little bit two days before their wedding!
The wonderful Britishness of this particular wedding was right up my street. The bride was English born Punjabi Sikh and the groom an amazing mix of Congo and Cuba so you can imagine the colourful display attending the wedding. I should have counted the nationalities by checking passports, but that might have seemed just a little too weird. Counting on two hands, there were guests from the Republic of Congo, Cuba, India, Kenya, England, Wales, France, Italy and Eire and that was just a few of the people with whom I spoke! All in all, I enjoyed myself very much. I loved chatting to the guests before and after the ceremony as there were so many interesting people in attendance. I am seeing the couple again before they go, to get to know them a bit more as I feel there is a lovely friendship to enjoy there.
The icing on the cake of course – as seen in the image – was the incredible wedding cake made by the bride’s brother – London Baker Boy (follow him on instagram, please)! Oh my gosh, I fell in love with both cake and boy! I had already thought the bride would be the go to best friend if I had a problem and who would always solve it with food, but sorry, now I know her brother, she’s out of my new best friend in the making! Her brother is incredible! He’s not even set up in business yet but has the makings of a true professional. He brought the plain cakes from London and decorated them here in Mallorca, which must have been quite a challenge as you never know what you’re going to encounter for ingredients or tools.
There were four cakes in total and the three tiered cake was chocolate at the top, a carrot and cardamon in the middle and at the bottom some kind of raspberry flavour. The little cake to the side was less sweet and made specially for the groom – ginger, rum and raisins.
Very lucky for me was the fact that the cake cutting took place before the wedding breakfast whilst I was still there! As I had fallen in love with the whole of the bride’s family, mum took pity on me and insisted that not only I come to stay when next in the UK but also take the slice cut by the couple home with me. Orgasmic! Melting in mouth kind of cake! Needing a cup of tea with it cake ideally, but eating in a car park as I left the wedding would do! It was truly, utterly, absolutely delicious London Baker Boy – you rock!
Hardeep, which is his real name, please do this more and if you want a cake taster, I am your’s! You were born to create perfection on a plate and you have found your purpose in life – giving unadulterated pleasure to so many! Congratulations on your first wedding cake. Everyone’s day was lit up in so many ways – from the beautiful bride and her handsome groom, to the colourful clothes of the guests, to the Mallorcan magical setting and your cake! Can I say I love you?
And to the couple who finally remembered they were getting married in Mallorca and needed a celebrant, thank you for choosing me and introducing me to your amazing families and friends!
London Baker Boy https://www.instagram.com/londonbakerboy/