Of course, our queen never uttered such an atrocity. The quote, “Qu’ils mangent de la brioche” was likely said by Marie Therese, the wife of Louis XIV, 100 years before her birth (your blog mistress has made something of a hobby correcting people of that fact on the Twitter, so watch out). But that doesn’t mean that we cannot enjoy the sweets our sweet queen has accidentally inspired. Each cake below features the requisite Marie inspired elements: feathers, flowers, exquisite detail and overall, general baked decadence (and a link that leads you to more!)
1. These images and a post packed with more exquisite cakes.
To see more Marie-infused inspiration, click this link: La Reine et the Ministre des Modes.
2. A Marie-Topped cake with a head hand-carved by the Cake Boss himself.
To see more about this Cake Boss click this link: TLC
3. A gorgeous bridal showcase table.
To see more about this and other awe-worthy projects from this baker, click: Glass Slipper Gourmet
4. And finally, touch of history with notes on the type of cake Marie would have likely eaten (and a menu from her beloved Trianon!). To read more click The Old Foodie.
If you know of any other exquisite Marie-inspired cakes, please post the links in the comments. I’d love to see them.