March 27, 2010

Thiebaud on the Brain

The wedding of a friend was held in the mountains of Santa Cruz, California, at a location with one name: Nestldown, and the main event was held in the "cabin"--a rustic, yet fine building with soaring ceilings, pine walls, and an elegantly set reception.

Over in the corner was the dessert table: one side full of cookies as the groom was from originally from Pittsburgh, and the bride corralled all her friends to bring the wedding cookie tradition to this celebration. (And yes, they had pizzelles.)

The other side was a rendition of the cake still life painting by Wayne Theibaud. My husband and I had just taken in the Thiebaud retrospective at the San Jose Museum of Art that morning, and laughed when we saw this. I waited until they cut the little tiny cake with the looping scallops of pink to have my slice of wedding cake. It was luscious lemon chiffon. The original painting is shown below, my lame snapshot of it taken when we last visited the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, where it hangs.








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7 comments:

  1. What a wonderful idea for a wedding cake. I love it. Thanks for sharing this delight.

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  2. I love the idea of a still life (particularly a delicious one) come to life this way...sounds like a neat wedding!

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  3. I LOVE Theibaud! I love this idea! Do you think I could get Andrew to do it someday?

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  4. How fun...however, I am definitely noticing my lack of background knowledge with some words. I can't wait to share this with the class so I can show how I (the teacher) encountered tricky words.

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  5. Thank you for sharing about the cookie table! I grew up in the Pittsburgh area and also had cookies at my wedding. You gave me a smile on a rainy Sunday evening.

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  6. Pizzelles....YUM! I have never seen this painting. I love this idea for a wedding cake. Fabulous. I love wedding cake!

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