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Uniquely designed and hand crafted cakes for all occasions by Emma Bailey-Beech in Montgomery, Powys. Our specially commissioned cakes have gained us customers near and far with many repeat orders from our satisfied clients.
The Young Brides Dream
Words : David Wilson
Watercolour : Leonie Woodfield
The Young Brides Dream.
A Young guy one night got down on his knees
To beg his girlfriend to only please
Forever be his by accepting a ring
And agreeing to marry, perhaps next spring
"Oh Yes !" said the girl, adding to sentence end
"I thought you'd never ask.. and we'd just remain friends"
Albeit close friends.. with "added benefits" she winked
Then with a glass of wine each, the deed was sealed with a chink
I'll wear a rose dress, with the bridesmaids all pink
We'll have beer, wine and spirits for our guests all to drink
There’ll be meat veg and gravy, and lots of ice cream
And a large decorated cake depicting - a Montgomery Town scene
They dreamed of their cake both long and flat - quite a stunner
With St Nicholas Church, Monty bowling green, and border flowers of the summer
Featuring a Lymore blue pool with swans, ducks and Canada geese
With beaks wide open, squawking... and disturbing the peace
A cake, both wide and long with Offa’s dyke down one side
And lots of small lanes where, icing sugar depicted cyclists can ride
Plus Montgomery town's walks through beautiful farms, trees and fields
And medieval ditches, castle walls, defences, and heraldic shields
Containing Ordnance detail so accurate it could be passed off as a map without fail
Maybe used by a Welsh Rally drivers blind navigator.. when finger read as in Braille
Or even realistically snapped high against the weddings sun-setting sky
Then drooled over next day by that 'BBC's weather watch' guy
The happy couple thought long and hard, and came up with a plan
"We'll ask Emma Bailey Beech to create, bake and decorate us a cake with Elan"
While knowing all too well that a flattish cake is not to Emma’s particular style
They hoped that Emma could warm to the idea, and be won over in a while
Emma said "OK".. but spotted a flaw in the 'Bride and Groom' to be's dream
There wasn't a table long, or wide enough to support such a scene
Plus Adam, though wedding photographer excellent bar none
Could struggle with camera to focus simultaneously, both near and beyond
Emma studied their rough sketches of St Nicholas Church on the Hill
Then thought "This is crazy !!.. the Castle needs be even higher still”
"The cake just can’t end up flat !!" she decided there and then
And set out to interpret the couples wish-list.. more as a starter for ten
With time running out Emma got busy and crafted away at a stint
On a vertical masterpiece with significantly smaller footprint
Incorporating all of their 'wished for' topographical detail and power
Finally ending up standing, on chair, balancing over... a 2 metre high tower !
She added a mains power switch and a small fish tank pump
Powering a Lymore Blue pool, falling to aqua blue sugary sump
Fed from a high floating castle's ‘spring water well’ as it cascades down
Over outcrops of honeycomb, embossed shields, and a Kings stately crown
The big day finally arrived and the cake was ceremonially unveiled
Causing the somewhat surprised Bride and Groom to sharply inhale
As they took in the sight of the towering, magnificent cake
That had taken Emma almost a week and a half to create
Though Bride and Groom had envisioned a flattish cake with undulating topography
One that alas would have been hard to capture, even through Adams photography
Emma’s cunning 'Baldrick like plan' perfectly executed without fears
Had of course ( knowing Emma as we do ) led inexorably to it all....
Ending in TIERS !!!
( Written by David Wilson.. Cake watercolour image by Leonie Woodfield )