The Birth of a Jamaican Rum Wedding Cake

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The Birth of a Jamaican Rum Wedding Cake


Jamaican Rum Wedding Cake


We celebrated our younger daughter’s wedding this past weekend. It was a wonderful celebration of family and close friends from around the country.


One highlight was the Jamaican wedding cake, with a taste of Appleton rum as would be appropriate.


The creation of this masterpiece took several weeks, beginning with soaking the fruit (raisins, currents and plums) in red wine and rum and then pureed. That took a couple of weeks (in San Francisco, by the way). The majority of the makings of the cake came from Jamaica by way of SFO to San Diego.


Jamaican Rum Wedding Cake  Jamaican Rum Wedding Cake


The creation, from raw ingredients to final work of art, took 2 days.


Jamaican Rum Wedding Cake  Jamaican Rum Wedding Cake


I might add it was extraordinary, created with love by the groom’s Mother.


Jamaican Rum Wedding Cake


There is still some fruit puree – we’ll just have to make do with some special muffins or bread.


Jamaican Rum Wedding Cake - the dessert table

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Comments (16)

Elite Home Sales Team
Elite Home Sales Team OC - Corona del Mar, CA
A Tenacious and Skilled Real Estate Team

First congratulations on the wedding.  Then the rum cake sound extraordinary.

May 01, 2012 10:50 AM
Cindy Jones
Integrity Real Estate Group - Woodbridge, VA
Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News

Sounds yummy and a bit intoxicating.  Congratulations on your daughter's wedding.

May 01, 2012 11:11 AM
George Bennett
Inactive - Port Orford, OR
Inactive Principal Broker, GRI

Congratulations! Your daughter's wedding cake is beautiful and it sounds delicious. What a great story to tell about the making of the wedding cake by a master baker who is now in your family.


May 01, 2012 11:13 AM
Sonja Patterson
Keller Williams - BV - College Station, TX
Texas Monthly 5-Star Realtor Recipient for the Hou

Congratulations to the happy couple!!  The cake sounds divine!!  Mmmmm, mmmmm!

May 01, 2012 12:04 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Jeff once again congratulations. 

If I were there, there won't be anything left of that cake ....... LOL

May 01, 2012 12:21 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Jeff, I'm saving this one for my favorite cake baker!  We're going to need one of these on September 1st!

May 01, 2012 12:34 PM
Peggy Hughes/pha logistix, inc.
pha logistix inc - San Francisco, CA

Congratulations proud Father!  And, the cake looks absolutely delicious!! 

May 01, 2012 12:54 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Elite - thanks. It was a wonderful event and a fabuoous cake. Too bad it is now gone.

Cindy - thank you for the congrats. Yes, it was terrific, and while you can smell the rum, no worries about overdoing it.

George - indeed. She makes cakes for dozens of events and we were indeed fortuante to have it created before our eyes. NOT your typical wedding cake, but better in so many ways.


May 01, 2012 01:17 PM
William Johnson
Retired - La Jolla, CA
Hi Jeff, Congratualtions to the Father of the Bride. The Groom's Mother did a fabulous job and it sounds awesome.
May 01, 2012 01:31 PM
Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage Mobile - 916-765-5366 - Placerville, CA
General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage

Beautiful cake Jeff, sounds like a lot of love went into it.

May 01, 2012 05:25 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Congratulations to the father of the bride! How special to have a homemade wedding cake. You captured it well. Hope you will be sharing more photos of the wedding.



May 01, 2012 08:23 PM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Congratulations on your daughter's wedding.  The cake sounds wonderful.  Made with lots of love!

May 01, 2012 11:05 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Sonja - Oh it was. I like that it was different from the typical.

George - I know what a sweet tooth you have

Pat - sound slike congratulations are in order!!


May 02, 2012 02:57 AM
Kate Elim
Dockside Realty - Spotsylvania, VA
Realtor 540-226-1964, Selling Homes & Land a

Hi Jeff...I bet it was as delicious as it was beautiful.  


May 02, 2012 12:12 PM
Melissa Zavala
Broadpoint Properties - Escondido, CA
Broker, Escondido Real Estate, San Diego County
Sounds delicious, and what a special memory. (It looked pretty spectacular also).
May 02, 2012 01:22 PM
Kathy Schowe
California Lifestyle Realty - La Quinta, CA
La Quinta, California 760-333-8886

Just like a marriage... that cake looks all polished on the outside... but there is a deep, rich, tradition on the inside.  Love it.  K

May 02, 2012 02:19 PM