13/03/2009

let them eat cake

. inspiration bubble birthday cake
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I want to make this retro style birthday cake. Anyone know what 'let them eat cake' actually means?? I'm sure i should know this but wine kills brain cells so that's me pretty much screwed ;)

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12 comments:

Pattie said...

I think it is when the people of England were starving and they told the queen her people were dying of starvation and they were only provided with rotting food and she said "let them eat cake" basically the first recorded moment of ditssyness but it is only allegedly not really written in stone of actually happening :) I think that is it

The Cottage Cheese said...

That cake looks so good. Raspberries, lady fingers, and whipped cream - yummy!

Trish said...

Oh my god!! So yummy!! :)

Tikimama said...

Umm...I believe it is commonly attributed to Marie Antoinette (then Queen of France) in response to the people's pleas for bread. It was used, I think, to illustrate her supposed callous attitude towards them. Soon after, they cut off her head for it!

Your cake looks yummy good! And about two sips of wine does that to me!

Sixpence and a Blue Moon said...

I think I could walk on water to get to this cake. It looks mouth watering delicious.

MoonDoggie said...

Tikimama's right - it has been attributed to Marie Antoinette but some believe it may not have been said in a bad way at all.

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/food_and_drink/article4958188.ece

Back to the cake... have they used some kind of pastry or finger bun around the edge? with icing in between?
It does look scrumptious!

griffo68 said...

I have an urge to put my face in that cake!

YUM YUM!!

Charmz All Over said...

Yummylicious!!!

drollgirl said...

that cake is a site to behold!!! i am rabid for raspberries, and i just want to pick them all off and pop them in my mouth.

L. said...

i heard marie antoinette never really said it, though this saying is attributed to her. hmm. but great looking cake! yum

Lauren said...
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Lauren said...

The saying "Let them eat cake" was used by Marie Antoinette and had to do with her fascination with lesbians..if you know what I'm saying.