Standing O was there in 2011 when Madison Lee’s Cakes owner Madison Mangino first rolled out the fondant, winning her gold and blue ribbon awards from Le Cordon Bleu, and Standing O is back with — stop the presses — breaking news.
The very talented poet of pastillage said “Yes, I will” to first love and high-school sweetheart Michael Sheehy when they got engaged on July 23.
The two were an item at the Portledge School high school prom. “We dated on and off in high school, and then when I moved to Brooklyn and he moved to Boston, we sort of drifted, but we always remained friends,” she said. Adding, “He’s still my best friend.”
The pair re-connected two years ago when Mike moved to Brooklyn to begin law school, and the rest, as they say, is history.
They have already set the date for Sept. 19, 2015, and will officially be Mr. and Mrs. Sheehy after the “I dos” at St. Francis Xavier Church in the Slope, where loads of family — Madison comes from a very large Italian famiglia, and Mike comes from an even larger Irish clan — will witness the happy union. Even pooch Lucia will be on hand to celebrate the nuptials.
Standing O pal Madison and her culinary creations have been featured in NY Wedding Guide, Bride’s Magazine, and even listed as the best of 2014 in Manhattan Bride magazine, so of course Standing O was hungry to know who will create the pièce de résistance for the reception. “I will,” Madison said, “No one else can do it as good as I can.” She added, “I don’t know what it will be yet, I’m hoping to be inspired.”
Standing O has no doubt that whatever she creates, it will be good to the last slice.
Standing O sends out happy wishes to Madison and Mike on their engagement, and suggests anything with Nutella® for the cake would be inspiring and tasty, too.
Madison Lee’s Cakes at Cousin John’s Cafe & Bakery [70 Seventh Ave. between Lincoln and Berkeley places in Park Slope, (718) 622–7333], www.madis