Millie Maltby loves to decorate cakes, so when she got engaged, she knew that she was going to decorate her own wedding cake. For the months leading up to her wedding, she carefully practiced and planned her cake. The day before her wedding, she finished creating the lovely cake.
That day, she and her fiance carefully boxed the cake to get it to the location of the wedding. It was a long and hot car ride, though. When they arrived at the hotel, they found that the cake she had carefully crafted had collapsed.
Hardly anything on the 3-tier cake seemed salvageable. Millie was disappointed that she wouldn’t have the cake to display on the day of her wedding, but she wasn’t too stressed about it.
Millie shared, “I was a very calm bride and it didn’t seem to matter as I was marrying the man of my dreams and everything else seemed so insignificant. Matt, on the other hand, was heartbroken. He felt awful, as I had taken so long to bake and decorate the cake and I had been taunting him about how yummy the cake was going to be.”
The hotel promised that they would try to find a solution so that she would at least have cake on her wedding day. As the hotel staff was trying to figure out a solution, a local baker dropped off some cupcakes for a different event.
Clare, the baker, agreed to do everything she could to return the cake to its former glory. She shared, “With time against me, I just didn’t have time to bake, cool and decorate a new middle tier, so thankfully I had a dummy cake which I used to create the new middle tier. I managed to near enough color-match the pink to the original cake too, which was a bonus.”
Clare was able to save the top tier of the cake. She removed the damaged parts and covered it in fondant so it would look similar to the original cake.
She was even able to wash the ribbons and tidy up the flowers so they could be re-added to the cake. In the end, the cake looked almost identical to the original cake.
Millie and Matt were thrilled with their wedding cake when they saw it. Clare was able to replicate almost exactly what Millie wanted. Millie wrote a five-star review for Clare’s bakery, Patty’s Piece of Cake.” She wrote, “To take the time to do that for a stranger is just astounding, and something you just don’t see anymore. I don’t think I’ll ever be able to thank Clare enough.”
It’s incredible to see the huge impact that Clare could have on Millie’s wedding day, even though they had never met before.
In other news, this wedding dress was first made in 1932. It was just worn again—85 years later. Read the story here.