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Friday, March 25, 2011

Eating Cake With Cthulu

Do you know the wonderful thing about weddings? Is it two souls joining in their earthly journey; the bright future of two lives united in love; blah, blah, blah? No, the wonderful thing about weddings (and I’m only saying what you’re all thinking) is cake. Lots and lots of cake.
Our son is getting married tomorrow. We’re so happy for him. We’re crazy about his bride. We know they’ll have a wonderful life together. But on top of all that, there is cake.
At the rehearsal dinner tonight, we had the groom’s cake. It, like our entire family, was just a little different. It was a chocolate cake with chocolate icing and peanut butter filling. Yes, the groom’s cake was a giant Reece’s Peanut Butter Cup. And instead of a classic bride and groom on top, the bride’s sister, who’s a professional icer, made a bride Cthulu with a groom Cthulu. Cthulu is a tenticled, particularly evil demon in H.P. Lovecraft’s horror stories and the title character in an RPG (Role Playing Game). Cthulul is also a character that our son has loved from childhood. (Did I mention the little different part?) While this may not seem like wedding material to some (okay to most) of you, anyone to whom I mention it as David’s groom’s cake nods and says perfect.

It’s not politically correct to say, but don’t you think Marie Antoinette had it right? Wouldn’t we all rather eat cake? (Actually, I heard somewhere she really said, “Let them eat bread,” but what fun is that?) The chocolate peanut butter Cthulu cake was delicious.
Tomorrow? Wedding cake!