After weeks, months, and (possibly) years of planning a wedding, discovering your wedding cake was destroyed on the ride to the venue is enough to send any bride-to-be into a panic. Fortunately for one wedding party, there was a cake maker nearby who completely saved the day.
Millicent Maltby, a bride in the U.K., and her fiancé, Matt, had just made a four-and-a-half hour drive from Lincolnshire to Devon. They made sure to drive slowly and carefully, but Millie’s cake — one she baked, decorated, secured in the car herself — didn’t make the journey intact. When they opened the cake box, all the found were the mangled remains of their three-tier buttercream cake.
They blamed the heat and tried to get on with their wedding weekend. The hotel they were staying at promised to come up with something for the bride and groom. For Millie’s part, she was clearly disappointed that her cake was in ruins, but she was more concerned about her husband, Matt, who felt bad about all the hard work she had put in. So imagine Millie and Matt’s surprise when Millie’s sister rushed into their room the next morning to show them a photo of their “saved” wedding cake.
As it turns out, Clare Vaz, a cake maker who runs a local shop called Pattys Piece of Cake, had just happened to be at the hotel dropping off some cupcakes when she noticed the cake wreck. Without a moment of hesitation, Vaz offered to remake the cake for the couple. And though she didn’t have time to bake a brand new cake, she was able to fix the bottom and top tiers and use a dummy cake she had for the middle tier.
“To take the time to do that for a stranger is just astounding, and something you just don’t see anymore. I don’t think I’ll ever be able to thank Clare enough,” Millie wrote in a review on Pattys Piece of Cake’s Facebook page.
What an amazing act of kindness! Congrats to the happy new couple, and what a job well-done to Clare and her team.