Betty Crocker Cake Tasting
Jul 29, 2013 • By

Historic weddings take the cake

Three of the first same-sex couples to legally marry in Minnesota visited the Betty Crocker Kitchens this morning for their wedding cake tastings — a memorable event for any couple planning a wedding.

Betty Crocker is providing the cakes for these midnight celebrations taking place at Minneapolis City Hall, the Como Park Conservatory in St. Paul, and a Minneapolis restaurant this Thursday.

Betty Crocker Cake Tasting

The Betty Crocker team hosted an event for the three couples to taste a variety of Betty Crocker cakes that will be designed and baked for the special occasion by Terri Leckas from Queen of Cakes in Edina, Minn.

“We did a little taste testing of our own at my cake shop over the weekend and it was a lot of fun to walk in to the smell of baking at home. It was a really good feeling,” Leckas says.

Terri Leckas

Terri Leckas, Queen of Cakes in Edina, Minn.

Leckas jotted down the preferences of each of the couples this morning and was eager to go to work.

“I’ve got to get back into the bakery now and start baking! We’ll go back and rip open those boxes of Betty Crocker mix and put them into our mixer, and get started.”

Betty Crocker Cake Tasting

Leckas has a bit of a history with Betty. She told me she toured the Betty Crocker Kitchens as a “Brownie” in Girl Scouts, and credits that visit for helping put her on the path to a baking career.

You can hear her recall that visit in this audio clip.


The couples who visited the Betty Crocker Kitchens this morning included the first and second Minnesota couples who will be married by Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak, and the first couple who will be married in St. Paul.

Editor’s note: The cake-tasting event was covered by the Minneapolis Star Tribune, St. Paul Pioneer Press, KARE-11 TV and Minnesota Public Radio.