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Our Wedding Cake Story: The Chocolate Eclair Cake!

nisa burns and billy

As many of you know, I got engaged recently and am in full wedding planning mode!

I am super excited for the Big Day. I have booked a few vendors already and have purchased my cake!

As I mentioned before, in my recent proposal blog post, it’s an éclair cake. It’s kind of a big deal. The story that comes along with this cake is kind of why we decided on it in the first place.

My fiancé, Billy, was extremely determined on having this be our wedding cake, because it was truly the best cake we both had ever had. Now, for a little back story:

We originally tasted this particular cake at his sister’s wedding 2 years ago in OBX (Outer Banks, NC). As the wedding was drawing to a close, around midnight, the caterers started wrapping up leftover cake slices in plastic wrap for guests to take home. So, my fiancé goes over to the table and starts STUFFING the jacket of his tuxedo with cake slices.

He said, “This is the best cake I have ever had; it cannot go to waste!”

I agreed that it was, in fact, delicious, but how many slices of cake did we need?

He then asked for my purse, so we could put more cake slices in it. I gave it to him with a smile, and honestly couldn’t stop giggling the whole time. We ended up leaving the wedding with around 8 slices of cake. We took them back to the beach house where we were staying and enjoyed about 4 of them that same night. We just stayed up late in our jammies eating tons and tons of éclair cake!

So, when it came down to planning our Big Day, there was no question as to what type of cake we were having. It had to be the éclair cake from Just Desserts in OBX.

Honestly, I wouldn’t be surprised if I found my fiancé, on our wedding day, stuffing his pockets full of this cake and saying “this is delicious cake; it cannot go to waste.”

I am sure we will be enjoying a ridiculous amount of this amazing cake on our wedding day, and laughing about the story behind it.

If any of you are interested in an éclair cake, Melinda Gregory from Just Desserts OBX makes them. On their website the cake is described as: Vanilla layers and vanilla cream enhanced by a very thin layer of chocolate ganache.



Photo: Ben Boshart

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