Sunday, August 08, 2010

In case of marauding Englishmen

I've offered to make a wedding cake for sometime fellow bloggers and Facebookers, Hubba and Bobo. Which is fine and dandy except I live in Swansea, Wales, and they live in Edinburgh, Scotland.

I asked Husband which would travel best: a square cake or a round one. 'Hm,' he stroked his chin thoughtfully. 'In school I learned that they stopped building square towers on castles and built round ones instead because the square edges were vulnerable to attack by catapult.'

So, in case on its journey north it is attacked by marauding Englishmen, the cake had better be round.

It's a good job Husband paid attention in class all those years ago.

10 comments:

CherryPie said...

Are you going to deliver it personally?

James Higham said...

Does it need to be a cake?

jay said...

Hahahaha!! Always best to model a wedding cake on a castle tower, I find. LOL!

nick said...

Goodness, I had no idea wedding cakes were vulnerable to attack by catapult. Better warn the postie to watch out for peashooters as well.

hullaballoo said...

I would worry about marauding Scotsmen Liz :) xx

Leslie: said...

I'm wondering like Cherry - are you invited? I should hope so! Be sure to photograph it - when's the wedding?

Liz said...

No, it's going by post, cherrypie.

Wedding cakes usually are cakes, james. Although our local cake shop does sell polystyrene wedding cakes.

Well, quite, jay.

Peashooters! I hadn't thought about those, nick! Something else to consider.

Nah, we Celts stick together, hulla!

I offered to make the cake because I like making cakes, leslie! The wedding's ... actually I'm not sure when it is!

Ruth said...

When I was at University in Dundee and my mum lived on the Isle of Arran, she used to post me a birthday cake every year. The cake was square and fitted exactly into a large catering size margarine tub. It always arrived intact, although sometimes the icing was a little the worse for wear :-D

Furtheron said...

I thought this was going to be a wheel gag at first.. but obviously to Scotland is rolling up hill... that'll never work :-)

Liz said...

That's what mums do, ruth!

Would I do anything as corny as that, furtheron?!