When Minnesota’s marriage equality bill goes into effect at midnight on August 1, Ms. Betty Crocker will be one of the thousands standing in support of the state’s first married same-sex couples. To sweeten her support, the cake goddess has agreed to donate wedding cakes for their respective celebrations.
Under the watchful eyes of Betty Crockers past (check out those portraits!), three same-sex couples gathered at the Betty Crocker Kitchens at General Mills Headquarters in Golden Valley, Minnesota this week to taste-test wedding cakes designed specifically to suit them.
The cakes were designed and baked with the Betty Crocker formula by Terri Leckas of Queen of Cakes in Edina, MN. “We did a little taste testing of our own at my cake shop over the weekend,” she said, “and it was a lot of fun to walk in to the smell of baking at home. It was a really good feeling.”
All three couples will be among the first to be legally married in the state this Thursday. Margaret Miles and Cathy ten Broeke, and Reid Bordson and Paul Nolle will be married at Minneapolis City Hall by Mayor R.T. Rybak. The third couple, Al Giraud and Jeff Isaacson, will be married at the Como Park Conservatory in St. Paul.
Unfortunately, other General Mills officials including Sonny the Cuckoo Bird, Trix Rabbit, and Lucky the Leprechaun will not be in attendance. That’s alright though, because they’re already totally gay friendly. And maybe they just had other plans.