Saturday, March 19, 2011
LET US EAT CAKE!
Thank you Marie Antoinette...
or words supposedly spoken by "a great princess" upon learning that the peasants had no bread. Apparently Miss Antoinette didn't actually utter these words during the French Revolution. She actually said something like "let them eat Brioche!"
And so like everything else that gets altered and weaves a different path as years pass, this is where we have arrived. It's all about cake.
Well today is my good friends birthday. We live miles apart but I feel her spirit and we talk all the time. So I decided to throw a private party for her and bake her a cake. The inspiration was this picture......
I invited a few very cool people who I know she would love to visit with. One of them I ran into at Value Village. Go figure.
Charlie was in attendance of course. He lives with me and attends all parties.
Next guest was this girl who is kind of like "That Girl" and apparently is suppose to be me I was told. "A gift."
Also, Giselle and she reminds me of Claudie. Pretty thing.
And Audrey, thank goodness you could make it.
And Big Surprise..... Edith Piaff! The French Singer. I couldn't believe I ran into her at Value Village. She agreed to sing at the party. She was so flattered when I mentioned that Claudie and I had just been listening to her in the car on the way to Montreal last February. It's such a small world really isn't it.
The girls were so patient while I worked on the cake.
And made paper flower decorations for the table.
Put the pink tulips in water and shined the silverware, then set out the napkins.
They didn't know that Claudie always wanted to be a dancer, or that she loves pink and that she speaks french and that she is in love with Tiffany's too.
There was so much to discuss.
The cake was finally finished.
And Charlie ( who doesn't worry about his waistline like the rest of the girls) was ready for a treat.
I gave him some dog biscuits with icing on top to try to fool him but his eyes work better than I thought and he saw the bigger prize.
So we lit the candle, considered making wishes for Claudie and sang Happy Birthday of course.
Then we cut the cake and announced 'LET THEM EAT CAKE'. The Princess opened her gifts and then fell fast asleep in a mass of tissue paper and ribbon with a tummy full of goodies.
We hope she had a wonderful birthday and that our spirit and celebration travel all the way to her house and into her heart.
Happy Birthday Claudette. Love ya honey.