(Photo by Patricia Lyons Photography)
It was an assignment right out of one of those cable TV shows. The bride, her mother and the groom were meeting with Anita Gupta of Charlottesville’s Maliha Creations to discuss their wedding cake.
First, they wanted a cake decorated in a fern motif. No problem.
Then there was the other idea.
They wanted a cake decorated like Scott Stadium. The happy couple, Marjorie Anderson Webb and Ryan White Childress, are both double ‘Hoos and met as classmates at the Darden School of Business. Childress played football at U.Va. for four years.
“Uhhhh, no problem,” she answered, according to Gupta’s Mahila Creations blog.
Gupta managed to track down blueprints for the stadium, took the time to secure licenses for the logos and made several drives past the real thing. “This cake had to be one of the largest undertakings I have had to date,” she wrote. “Over 18 sheet cakes and 12 batches of buttercream … this cake fed over 300 people!”
The finished product had working stadium lights and played “The Good Ol’ Song” at the touch of a button.
Gupta promises to post more of the story in the future.
Webb, the bride (and granddaughter of noted U.Va. benefactors David A. Harrison III and Mary A. Harrison), earned an undergraduate degree in 2001 and her MBA from Darden in 20009. Childress got his undergrad degree in 2003 and his MBA also in 2009. The wedding was held May 28 at Farmington Country Club. After honeymooning in Kauai and Napa Valley, the couple resides in Atlanta.
For more pictures of Gupta’s creation, click here.
| Tuesday, August 16th | By: Dan @2:13 pm |