"Marriage is like fine wine. As it ages, it gets better." - Unknown.
5 years back, I said "I do". 5 years back this day, I vowed to make this relationship the most beautiful ever. I became a bride and a wife.
Half a decade later, its still as alive as yesterday. And as we take this journey together, the emotions become more cemented, more meaningful. Yes last week, we celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary. Nothing grand, nothing loud. But a well spent day of just 3 of us. And a cake. A red velvet cake as a mark of love.
For long, I had been thinking of baking a red velvet cake. But since I have never tasted one, I always wondered how different it would be be from a vanilla cake with some added color. And to be honest, the inclusion of more than a bottle of red color in a bottle has never been my idea of food fun. Yet I waited for the right moment to make one.
And what better occasion would be than an anniversary to pour your heart out (literally). Thankfully I also chanced upon this recipe at Sprinklebakes, which had a very bright red color with just 1 1/2 tbsp of color. Now I didn't mind included that much for a special color. So this is what I made with mascarpone cream frosting.
Though the cake was just great, I was not too happy with the mascarpone cream frosting as its right companion. So next time, when I bake another batch, I will try with the buttercream frosting and will share the result. Till then enjoy the cake and have fun decorating it, as I had.
I just knew that the lovely red color of the cake should be a surprise under a white frosting. But I also liked to play a bit of a teaser by sprinkling some of the crumbs on the topping, as a hint of what lies underneath, along with silver sprinkles and chocolate shards. What do you think of it? Hope you guys like it as well!
For the red velvet cake recipe, refer here and for chocolate shard tutorial, check it here.
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Congrats Anamika. A lovely bake for a memorable day. Lovely clicks. Thanks for sharing with all of us.ReplyDelete
Hey congrats and many more happy returns of the day....The cake looks awesome! And know what we share the same anniv date :) its 6 yrs for us :))ReplyDelete
happy anniversary to the both of you :) lovely cake!ReplyDelete
Congrats And best wishes to both of you....Cake looks gorgeous for the eventReplyDelete
Congrats and wishing many more beautiful years of togetherness and happiness to both of you..Cake looks gorgeous and incredible.ReplyDelete
Cake looks gorgeous. Congrats for your special day :)ReplyDelete
Happy Anniversary Anamika. Perfectly done cake. The silver sprinkles are pretty. I had the red velvet cake in mind initially for my son's birthday because the color seemed to attract me, but then he wanted a marble cake :).ReplyDelete
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Wow..You have made it perfectly..Totally YUMMY...Love it..Bookmarked..ReplyDelete
Happy Anniversary Anamika! :) Beautiful Cake!ReplyDelete
Cake looks perfect for the occasion,....congrats,,,:)ReplyDelete
Congrats dear !! cake looks awesome prefectly doneReplyDelete
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Thanks all of you for your sweet wishes!!ReplyDelete
Happy Anniversary Anamika! Cake looks so perfect and very beautiful clicks...ReplyDelete
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wish u guys a very happy belated anniversary...the cake is super perfect :)ReplyDelete
congratulations anamika..Lovely cake:)ReplyDelete
Belated wishes to you. The cake looks so gorgeous and perfectReplyDelete
Congratulations Anamika!!Lots of happiness to both of you!! Beautiful Cake:)ReplyDelete
Happy Anniversary:-) That cake looks stunning perfect way to celebrate the lovely day!ReplyDelete
happy anniversary (belated)! such a wonderful post with beautiful words.. and what a fitting cake to celebrate 5 yrs of togetherness! i love the red crumbs u have sprinkled on top, it makes it so vibrant & colourfulReplyDelete
Happy Anniversary!! What a gorgeous cake!! First time on your blog & i'm totally loving it :) Really glad to follow you :)ReplyDelete
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happy anniversary...that cake is perfect for the occasion.ReplyDelete
oh wow...first time here...love ur pics and of coz, ur delicious looking cake ;)ReplyDelete