Wednesday, January 20, 2010

"Let Them Eat Cake!"

A term taken out of context at the time, there is no proof as to whether or not Marie Antoinette, Queen of France, really did make that comment.  They say the line was said in response to French proletariat who asked The Crown what they should eat in the midst of a bread famine in the 1760's.[1] 

My favourite portrayal of Marie Antoinette is in Sofia Coppola's version (which I can never get enough of).  Although a misconception, Marie is portrayed as a gluttonous woman. The truth of the matter is that she actually was said to have been quite generous to the poor and even cut back her staff during her reign to show frugality to the citizens of France.

Either way, "Let them eat cake" truly coins Marie Antoinette, Queen of France, as the epitome of indulgence, decadence and, well, desserts!

Take a look at this video from BabyCherie Sweets blog:

I Want Candy - Bow Wow Wow - Marie Antoinette Video


In fact, I love Marie Antoinette ad her lifestyle so much that I themed our wedding after her (with a few alterations of course):

The decor...

The feathers.....
The dessert.....

And, of course, the CAKE.......

My cake was made by the fabulous Diana Shin at Papillon Cakes.  Here are some more of her wonderful creations....

Some other spectacular cakes at Cake Opera Co. by artist Alexandria Pellegrino...

Until next time,
Pink and sparkles

1 comment:

  1. Alessandra! Those cakes look to pretty, I could never eat it. I would put it in a display case :) xoxo



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