Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Wedding Humor: The “Egusi” Cake


 This is a Guest post by Yvette R. Toko
Engagement Wedding cake by Dunas Party Planner
This one is a personal story and I hope it adds some humor to lighten the load of planning your wedding.

A few years ago, while planning my wedding, which by the way was cross-continental, some funny things arose.  One of them was regarding the wedding cake.  I am American born and my husband is African. He speaks French as his primary language.  

While making the wedding plans, I asked him what kind of cake we should have at the wedding.  He said, "Egusi Cake."  Hmmm, I know what egusi is but I thought, "Is egusi made in a sweet manner like wedding cake?”  I said, "Do you know the one from the patisserie?"  He said, "No, we don't eat that one too much for weddings in the village."  I asked in bewilderment, “No wedding cake? Are you serious? What's a bride to do?

Clearly this could have been a lesson on communication learned the hard way had I assumed the wedding cake would just be sweet. Oh well, my idea of the tall three-tiered wedding cake was out of the window to be tabled for a future wedding anniversary.  


What is your funny wedding story?  Please share it with us.  

Picture Source: Dunas Party Planner

About Yvette R. Toko


Yvette R. Toko is an author, a wife, mother, and teacher. Yvette is the founder of Healing Words with Yvette. Yvette believes in the power of words to heal. She uses words in all forms to encourage, uplift and inspire herself and others. Her most important roles are being a wife, mother, teacher and writer.

You can connect with Toko through her literary works. She is the author of WeddingQuotes of Inspiration, a wedding book filled with quotes to inspire married couples.