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Sunday, June 29, 2014

Last night I watched a special called Outrageous Wedding Cakes. "Outrageous" doesn't begin to describe it. One cake weighed 820 pounds, served over 10,000 and was covered with Svarovski crystals! Another was a life-size, freestanding replica of the bride's wedding gown. Maybe I'm just an old fart, but I can't think of a bigger waste of money (or Svarovski crystals that would make better earrings). I'm willing to bet that first bride did NOT have ten thousand guests at her wedding -- even movie stars and royalty don't. What these cakes cost would be a down payment on a house, or a nice start on future kids' college funds. And even if you already have a house and don't intend to have kids, how about a prolonged vacation in Europe or Tahiti? Or (dare I say it) giving some to charity? You can get a gorgeous wedding cake for a tiny fraction of what these monstrosities cost. Okay, off my soapbox now.

It has turned HOT here -- almost triple digits. By bedtime my hair is dripping with sweat. I've never been much of a heat fan, so OF COURSE I live in California.

Debating what to make for dinner tonight. Meat loaf is leading right now, but we'll see.

Three days to vacation...
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    I haven't seen that show, but all I could say while I was reading your blog was, "You've got to be kidding!" I can't imagine spending that much on a wedding cake! You are so right.

    Hang in there! Vacation is just around the corner.
    1358 days ago
    that is outrageous think of how many could get a square meal or some kid not be forced to drop out & work
    1358 days ago
    I agree, those cakes sound like monumental wastes of money. I hope you can stay cool; it's been hot and humid here, and it's still only June!
    1358 days ago
  • MISSG180
    What channel?! I have to see if I can find it on demand. I love shows like that.
    1358 days ago
    O . . . M . . . G. I saw the episode too. One word leaps to my mind: SPOILED! Ok, I might add another . . . ROTTEN! Good grief. My Mom & I re-did her wedding dress to fit me and just had to have a little tailoring done . . . cost . . . $25. Of course that is unusual, but never, ever would I spend so much . . . even IF I had it.

    Stay cool as you can.
    1358 days ago
    Oh wow! That sounds like an awesome cake!!

    Hang in there! Vacation is coming!! emoticon
    1358 days ago
    emoticon Totally Outrageous!

    Vacation emoticon emoticon
    1359 days ago
  • MBPP50
    OMG! Those cakes sound crazy. Thanks for making me smile. Have a great time on your vacay. Going anywhere fun?
    1359 days ago
    I think I'll join you on the soapbox and add in big scale weddings in general. Also strapless wedding gowns. Okay, I'm done. Have a great day!
    1359 days ago
    Crazy! I suppose the wedding cake maker might have enjoyed funding their European vacation though...
    1359 days ago
    I have the same feeling about women who want to spend $20000 on a wedding dress. You only wear the dang thing once for a few hours....
    One of my students told me about a wedding he just attended that he knows cost almost $250000 (the bride was his cousin's daughter) and that just blew me away. I'd rather have a little tiny wedding and put that towards a house....
    Hang in there, vacation is coming!
    1359 days ago
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