Worth The Effort

Posted on: September 2, 2015
Tags: Monthly News, Events, august, midwest, Cincinnati, Weddings, Art

I have a girlfriend from college. We were only roommates for a year, but we remained friends since. She and her husband are artists and have lived a most creative life. He was a glass blower, she a printmaker and later worked in collage. They moved to house in a small town called Mount Vernon, Ohio where there was a gas well on the land (perfect for the glassblower). It sat on fifty acres of land. Neither one had a farmers soul. It was Art that fed their spirits, but they figured out how to use this piece of land in this place and time to not only make a living creating their art, but to raise four interesting children, travel the world and make hundreds of friends along the way.

The cake that is posted here was made as a gift from me for their son Fletcher and his bride Laura by The BonBonerie. I drove it up there a few weeks ago. There in the middle of the corn fields that surrounds their back yard they put on a wedding. I couldn’t believe how beautiful a background 6 foot tall cornstalks could be. As the sun went down every imaginable cricket and lightning bug unfurled the night.

There are so many ways to celebrate the love that a wedding reminds us of and of the love we have for old friends. I knew my friend’s husband had been ill for quite a while. The night of the wedding, he looked handsome and elegant in his purple shirt and suspenders. Two days ago I found out he had died.

His death reminds me of the great value these human celebrations have for transitions in our lives. I wasn’t sure I was able to get away that weekend, but my husband and I figured out how to not only go, but to take that cake up to the party. You can imagine how glad I am that I made the effort.  


Sharon Butler


Toni Lehmkuhl
Date: on September 4, 2015

Beautiful touching story about your friends! My daughter-in-law and son weemarried 5 years ago in August and their BonBonerie Wedding Cake was not only beautiful but delicious! Your cakes and pastries are exquisite! As we plan my Mother's 90th Birthday in late September, I'll be stopping by very soon to see what cake might be the perfect one to celebrate her day!

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