Last year when "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" was filming on Oahu, Rick and I drove down to the docks to see the Black Pearl, hoping to catch a glimpse of Johnny Depp. Unfortunately, there was no Johnny Depp sighting, but he did have an opportunity to make a pirate themed birthday cake for one of the actors in the film. The film will be released in theaters this summer, and we know two people who will most definitely be lining up to see the film, our wedding clients Carrie and Rick G. Carrie and Rick, who are both in the Navy, had a Pirate themed wedding on a gorgeous beach a couple of weeks ago, complete with pirate attire for the wedding party and a treasure chest wedding cake.
When we met with Carrie, she mentioned her and husband's love of "Pirates of the Caribbean" and they wanted to have a unique wedding cake, in the shape of a treasure chest on a beach, with jewels coming out of it. Rick (Reichart) and I were both excited about the treasure chest and had been looking forward to their wedding for months. He had been wanting to make one for a while and this was the perfect opportunity because he could carry out the pirate theme as it was meant to be, full of detail and extravagance. The treasure chest was all cake and everything inside the chest was handcrafted by Rick. It was stunning in person and captivated their guests when the cake was delivered. The bride and groom were amazed when they saw it and both walked around the entire cake, examining it from every angle. They were so pleased and it made us tremendously happy to see how much everyone liked it. The cake had its own papparazzi, and suddenly everyone was snapping photos and posing with the cake, some making pirate gestures, which seemed to us, the ultimate compliment. Congratulations to Carrie and Rick G. on their marriage and for bringing us such a fun theme to make in cake!