Over the past holiday, I attended a friend's casual post-wedding party. They had a wonderful wedding in Aruba, and threw a party in Ottawa afterwards to celebrate with everyone who couldn't make it to Aruba. While it was a catered party, my friend requested that I make a few dips to bring to the party. I had made a jalapeno and cilantro hummus for him a few months ago, and he wanted me to make some more.
One friend made the bride's cake which was a super moist chocolate cake with almond butter icing. I don't usually care for chocolate cake, but I thought it was delicious! The couple, J+J, always call their love monkey love, hence the monkey theme.
The groom was much more indecisive than the bride. He ended up having 6 different cakes as the groom's cakes. Their niece, who just started studying at Cordon Bleu, experimented and whipped up 6 different cheesecakes for him. The flavors that I do remember were: dark chocolate orange, white chocolate, piña colada, and triple chocolate. By the time you tried all of the different cakes they served that night, you had basically eaten a whole one to yourself.