Christian Dell made my wedding cake

Christian Dell (1893 – 1974) is a German designer very well associated with the 1930 Bauhaus style.

You have for sure seen one of his lamps stanped idell (or sometimes jdell), like this #6631 luxus table lamp.
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I got married last night, there was friends, family, music, drinks, food… and dessert.
Wedding cake, tasted and approved days before.
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When my wife asked me, when the cake arrived to the table, if I liked the cake… I casually answered “yes darling”, thinking “yes I like it, we chose it together!”
2 minutes later, same question… same answer… humm, this cake is going to be sooo good.

Few minutes later I over-heard the 2 words “chocolate” (hummm) and “lamp” (hoooo).

So I looked closely.
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Oh My God!! A KAISER idell scissor lamp
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My (clever) daughter had told my (beautiful) mother that she noticed the accordion lamp made of chocolate.

I went back to my wife and asked her if she was behind this. It was so thoughtful of her and was sorry, and ashamed, that I hadn’t noticed the lamps before.

Pointing at the cake, I noticed…
Oh my god! The light is on!
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There is a flash of light under the lamp.

I love you Emma, for this and for everything else.
I love you Christian Dell, for making my wedding cake.

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