Saturday, November 1, 2008

Happy 253rd Birthday, Ms. Antoinette!

I am honored to be joining many, many of my friends from Cupid's Charm for this fabulous Marie Antoinette Birthday Soiree. Let me share with you the "Let Them Eat Cake" cake, designed especially for this event!


I traveled all the way to France to gather relics to adorn this cake ode to Mademoiselle Marie on her special day. These chandelier crystals were taken from the famed Hall of Mirrors in Versailles, Queen Marie Antoinette's home outside of Paris. Pages of vintage French text were hand cut and attached to the sides. These pages could, perhaps, be actual words of Marie but since I cannot read French they very well may be about bugs and insects. And yards of ribbon from Marie Antoinette's favorite ball gown were removed and carefully recrafted to grace her 253rd Birthday Cake. If you have read through the end of this paragraph, you'll know that this description has definitely been fictionalized!



Marie Antoinette's famous words, "Let Them Eat Cake" had to be on the cake somewhere! They are placed across the pennant on the top of the cake. Frivolity was was one of the things Marie Antoinette did the best and that's what was in mind as I created this confection. Glitter, tinsel, lace, jewels, ribbon, rhinestones...


Thank you for joining me for the Marie Antoinette Birthday Soiree. If you are interested in a custom cake similar to Marie's just contact me! And please, please visit Joy at her award-winning blog, Cupid's Charm for a list of other participants in this birthday party to see creativity from Marie Antoinette fans from all over the world!

Some interesting facts about Marie Antoinette:

She was one of 16 children and was the 15th child
She was only 38 years old when she passed away
The saying "Let Them Eat Cake" was actually fabricated and was something she never said
Marie Antoinette was the last queen of France

45 comments:

Stacey said...
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gail said...

Hi Jenni,,, Wow, what a fantastic tribute to Marie Antoinette. This cake is fabulous... I adore your work..Happy celebrating,,,gail

Joy at Cupids Charm said...

BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL!!!! So glad that you could join us for the Soiree!!! ~ xoxo ~ Joy

Bunty said...

Such beautiful work - what a lovely way to celebrate the occasion. Well done.

GABRIELA DELWORTH said...

Hello,

Wow! This is such a great cake, love it! All the details!

~ Gabriela ~

Scrappy Jessi said...

gorgeous creations!!!
oxoxo,
jessi

Saucy said...

This is absolutley divine, I just lurrve it!

Janeen said...

Bon anniversaire Marie Antoinette! Content à vous pourrait venir au parti!
Janeen

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I am losing my head over your beautiful creations and images.

Marie Antionette said...

Your cake is to die for.What a wonderful blog you have.I will have to come visit again ,so off with my head I go..LOL Marie Antionette

Lu Lu's Fluffy Ruffles said...

Beautiful!!!
Smiles,
Sandy

Couture de Papier said...

This is just stunning!

Marie said...

The cake is awesome. Everything on your blog is just beautiful.

KimberlyRyanDesigns said...

Beautiful!! I love this:) Kimberly

Fleur de Bee said...

Fantastic creations!! Thanks for sharing!

Betzie said...

Enchanting cakes..such a cute blog you have. Enjoyed visiting!

Fete et Fleur said...

I am amazed by your cake creation. It's wonderful!

Nancy

cathyb said...

Hi Jenni - thanks for stopping by my blog and your nice comments on my MA dress - love the pennant on your cake - beautiful - MA would have been very happy
Cathy

cathyb said...

Hi Jenni - thanks for stopping by my blog and your nice comments on my MA dress - love the pennant on your cake - beautiful - MA would have been very happy
Cathy

Andrea said...

I'm sooo in love with your cake!

Lauren said...

Wow this post is so lovely, everything you made is beautiful!!
Lauren

Carol said...

Wish your photos would enlarge to see more details and the whole cake really clear, but what I can see is very pretty!
Cheers!
Carola

Kathy said...

Your cake is absolutely incredible ~ what a beauty!

Patricia said...

Your cake is beyond words-so beautiful. The colors are among my favorites. I have enjoyed this visit to your blog and being part of the celebration. Have a wonderful new week.

Edie Marie's Attic said...

What lovely creations Jenni! I love them all!!
Hugs, Sherry

Whim & Fancy Designs said...

Jenni,
How fabulous! Your originals are dynamic! Tres Magnifique!
~Ann-Denise

misspvc said...

What a lovely cake to celebrate at the soiree with! Love the detail and the pink and glittery goodness of it all!!
hugs
Patti V
7RosePetalPath

Holly Loves Art said...

Hi Jennie B!

What a wonderful tribue to the Grande Marie... your work is gorgeous!

All the best,
Holly

Nikki via The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

How fun and beautiful is that! Neat blog!

Sandy Michelle said...

Oooh everything looks wonderful! Thanks for visiting my blog! I just noticed you make cupcakes too and they look delicious:0)

Sandy

Cathy said...

Jenni,

I have two comments! First OMG!!!! I love your blog wallpaper. Too darn cute, and those gorgeous Marie creatiaons, 2DIE4. Absolutely stunning.

Great job~! I really enjoyed this post.

xo Cath

tiffany ~shabby scraps said...

Stunning!!!
xoxo, Tiffany

Cassandra-Ellen said...

Hi,
I am about to begin my apprenticeship as a pastry chef, and i must say this is the most beautiful cake i have ever seen!
Thank-you for sharing it with everyone!

Cassandra-Ellen
xx

Couture de Papier said...

Thank you for lovely comment on my 'Marie Antoinette' Christmas shoe.Stampington Magazine asked me to submit one of my 'Marie' shoe's,charm and tag.I am so excited they are coming out with a new publication in the spring called 'Marie'.Keeping my fingers 'crossed'!
xxoo Denise

Michelle said...

what a beautiful post and you r creations are just fabulous! thanks for stopping by to say hi!

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

Howwwwwwww pretty!

M ^..^

martha brown said...

This is tres cool! I just love your work, Jenni!

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Jenni, GORGEOUSLY GORGEOUS. Just the right amount of everything, color, texture, and bling! Bravo!

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Jenni, GORGEOUSLY GORGEOUS. Just the right amount of everything, color, texture, and bling! Bravo!

Stink Bone Jones said...

That cake is GORGEOUS! I have done many a Marie Antoinette posting about her being my bff. I must go over and see the other party members. I sell a "Let them Eat Cake" birthday shirt for little girls.

I am in love with your blog and your creations and must see you on Martha!

cheers!
Jaime

tamy said...

Magnifique!!
I LOVE all the attention to the little details - I am sure it was alot of fun putting together...Fantastic!!
xo

Elyse said...

wow! this blog is packed with cute photos, info and nice design. and yet, calorie & fat free! dig in! xo

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