Betty Crocker toasts marriage equality with wedding cake tasting

Three of the first same-sex couples who will legally marry in Minnesota on August 1st visited the Betty Crocker Kitchens at General Mills Headquarters in Golden Valley, Minnesota to taste-test wedding cakes for their ceremonies. The company has kindly donated the cakes to the couples for their celebrations, which will take place this Thursday at midnight. The couples will be wed at Minneapolis City Hall and the Como Park Conservatory in St. Paul.

Margaret Miles and Cathy ten Broeke, the first couple who will be married, were joined by Reid Bordson and Paul Nolle, the second. Both will be married on Thursday by Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak. The third couple was Al Giraud and Jeff Isaacson, who will be the first couple married in St. Paul. The three couples tasted three Betty Crocker cakes, designed specifically to their tastes, in order to select one for their ceremony.

The trio of cakes were designed and baked 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.

Betty Crocker is performing this donation as a part of The Families Project. The company states that it wanted "to celebrate with these families and mark this moment in the state's history."