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The Boston Globe

Food & dining

Baker goes the distance for weddings

BELMONT — Wedding cakes have reached a whole new level, in altitude that is, and local baker Vicki Lee Boyajian is taking them there. After offering to bake the cake for the son of a close friend who was getting married, Boyajian agreed to decorate the cake of a young pastry chef getting married the same weekend. For an experienced bakery owner, two weddings at the same time is, well, a piece of cake. But these had a catch. Both weddings were scheduled to take place in California. The farthest Boyajian’s cakes had ever traveled was to Vermont, New Hampshire, and the Cape, and those went via car and without obstacles from airport security.

Boyajian, who runs Vicki Lee’s in Belmont, had to be at one wedding in San Francisco on a Friday, the other one the following Sunday in Carmel (about 100 miles south). Even with the geographic challenges, she decided to bake on.

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