Today we celebrated Brendan's grandparents 65th anniversary! It is absolutely amazing and inspiring to me to see these two wonderful people celebrating a milestone like this. Who can say they've been married 65 years? It's a small group, I'm sure.
The party was held in a lovely room right at Grandma and Grandpa McKillip's senior living center. There were delicious hors d'oeuvres, good drinks, and lots of wonderful people wishing Dick and Bernice all the happiness in the world. All but one of the ten grandkids were there, and all three of the great grandchildren (Ian, Emma, and Zoe!) were in attendance as well. We got to see all of Brendan's aunts and uncles and several other relatives, too.
I was asked to make the anniversary cake for the party and cheerfully obliged. I spent several hours looking at ideas and directions for making decorations on cakes and finally came up with a final plan for a three tiered cake, each featuring a different decoration, and topped with a bow. The entire cake was edible, including the bow on top. Inside was the trusty Snickerdoodle cake with cinnamon buttercream frosting, and it was all topped with homemade marshmallow fondant.
The cake received lots of compliments, but I'm glad I could do something nice for Grandma and Grandpa. They've always made me feel so special and welcome in the McKillip family, and it truly was my pleasure to create a one of a kind cake for their celebration.