KENTUCKY’S BAY, Ala.
— It’s an old tradition, but a Kentucky bride’s newly-wedding cake is an ode to a former friend.
The cake, a piece of cake from her mother, is the product of a love story.
The cake is part of the collection of wedding gifts donated by the family of Candace Thomas, a Kentucky native and former high school teacher.
The family of Thomas, 47, decided to make the cake for the couple after a friend asked if the bride could decorate the cake.
Thomas, who lives in Kentucky, said the cake is meant to represent her former teacher, who is also a cake decorator and a former student at the school.
Thomas said she wanted to give back to the community that has taught her so much and was inspired to start the company after learning about how the cake was made.
“It’s about my former teacher and how we can all help one another,” Thomas said.
The bride-to-be, who was not identified in the interview, was asked by a customer at a bakery in Kentucky if she was going to decorate her cake.
She said yes, but didn’t tell her friends about it.
The customer, who didn’t want to be identified because he was still trying to process the news, told the bride that the cake will be delivered to her parents house.
The couple then shared their story and asked the baker to make it a cake that will not only be beautiful, but also help the local community.
Thomas is now planning a wedding in February.