Friday, 19 February 2010

Let Them Eat Cake / Qu'ils mangent de la brioche

Poor Marie Antoinette is, after her bouffant hairstyles, perhaps best known for uttering "Qu'ils mangent de la Brioche" - which is historically inaccurate on many, many levels.

Whilst London is hardly full of starving peasants it does seem to be bucking financial trends and literally eating more designer cake than ever before.

This article from the London Evening Standard reveals that cake sales are at an all time high.   I wonder are people putting off the expensive holiday and instead indulging in designer cakes?

Photos courtesy of / creative commons / Bev [Sugar Bloom Cupcakes] & Rosey Sugar


Unknown said...

I love your blogand wonder if you might like to take part in a new BBC baking series looking for Britain's best amatuer bakers.
I am on 020 70 67 4860 if you want to find out more. The deadline for entries is this week so please call soon.

Best wishes,
Producer - The Great British Bake Off

Melanie Heavenly said...

Hi Madeline

Aaaaargh - only saw this comment today. I think my comment alerts have been set incorrectly.

Not sure I'm good enough to be considered but thanks anyway and best of luck with the series.