Having Your Cake and Eating It Too


The first thing we have to do is clear-up a few centuries old sayings:


Let Them Eat Cake


Attributed to sassy Marie Antoinette when approached about the grumblings from her starving subjects.



Cake was the term used to describe burnt browned bits of bread often found on the bottom of bread ovens in 18th Century France, though that didn’t seem to save her neck.



  You Can’t Have Your Cake And Eat It Too



Which, in fact, you can do. This is used as a cautionary term for something that appears impossible to do, but, IN FACT, you MUST have your cake before you eat it, so the correct way to use this term should be, ‘You can’t eat your cake and have it too’ to represent a situation that is in doubt, because if you eat your cake, you don’t have any left.


I know- confusing.


But, now back to the reason for this post: I’ve been gorging tasting a lot of cake lately without the Having part, ’cause someone else is doing the baking, and serving me like a Queen.


I’m the mother of a future groom and the honorable wedding party was out tasting cake.


My kind of appointment.


I hereby grant (and so does the Bride) the Royal Seal of Supremeness to


Melissa’s Fine Pastries…


and that Lemon Chiffon slice that blew my crown right off.




Having Your Cake and Eating It TooPINIMAGE

 Having Your Cake and Eating It Too



With a raspberry and cream filling. PINIMAGE

With a raspberry and cream filling.


A little heavier with nuts. Yummy!PINIMAGE

A little heavier with nuts. Yummy!


Classic carrot cake with cream cheese filing. Oh my...PINIMAGE

Classic carrot cake with cream cheese filing. Oh my…


And these, Ladies and Gentlemen, are ACTUALLY edible sugar flowers. IPINIMAGE

And these, Ladies and Gentlemen, are ACTUALLY edible sugar   flowers. I’m. Not. Kidding.

  • Gary Sidley - Oh, that lemon slice would combine beautifully with a cold glass of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Oh. My. God! You’re sooooo right! You are a genius!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Mary - The cakes all look amazing, but those flowers! Wow, what a skilled hand they must have to make those. You have now made me want a piece of cake.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Can you believe those flowers! I went over to touch them and was amazed!!!! I may have to get married again just so I can taste test some more! HahahaaReplyCancel

  • 1010ParkPlace - The Lemon Chiffon, please, and I don’t care that after I eat it, I will no longer have it. Yum!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - We can always get more- am I right? HahahaaaReplyCancel

  • Carol Cassara - I love cake. I love cake way too much. I love to make cake, I love to eat cake and I love to hear about cake. Really, I’ll probably be diagnosed as diabetic this year because I love cake. Although I haven’t had some in a while, and now my super skinny sister in law is coming for a week and cake rarely passes her lips and if it does she probably doesn’t eat for a week after. So I doubt cake is in my future. I mean there’s nothing like being a zaftig cake eater at table with a size 0 to harsh your mellow, you know?ReplyCancel

  • Diane Tolley - Cake, cake, cake, cake. Mmmmm . . . marching into the kitchen for some yummy carrot cake. Thanks for the suggestion! :ReplyCancel

  • Tam Warner Minton - Amazing! My daughter is getting married October 3 and we just did the tasting. It was fabulous!ReplyCancel

  • Lois Alter Mark - Okay, I am just drooling now. Those cakes look amazing but those flowers? Gorgeous!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - The flowers looked ‘real’ to me as I walked in. Then I realized I was in a confectionary shop and went over to feel them. Almost fell over.ReplyCancel

  • Ruth Curran - I am drooling! I too love cake and if you come to visit me I promise to take you to a chocolatier’s shop who make something she calls “Oh My God Cake” — yep that is what you will say after the first bite!ReplyCancel

  • Meg Root - They all look amazing! I am a fan of wedding cake!ReplyCancel

  • Ines Roe - Boy those cakes look incredible. I am the mother of a soon to be brinde (3 October). I wasn’t able to be part of the cake tasting (I sure missed out) but I am sure looking forwad to getting a piece at the wedding. I hope (but I am convinced) it will be as delicious and the photos of your cake tasing look.ReplyCancel

  • Helene Cohen Bludman - OK, I’m drooling too. My daughter and future son-in-law and I went to a cake testing and it was FUN!ReplyCancel

  • Rena McDaniel - I want your job!ReplyCancel

  • Leanne Le Cras - we didn’t get to eat cake with either our daughter or son – obviously missed a treat! Those wedding cakes are just so beautiful to look at – I’d be refusing to let anyone cut them – take lots of photos of the wedding because I’m a diehard fan of pretty outfits (and cake)!ReplyCancel

  • Carolann Iadarola - I’ll be testing some cake soon as well. My son’s affair is coming up in May, and I just can’t wait! These all looks so very very yummy! I bet they were too.ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl - Just delish! It was a beautiful day. I’m so lucky my son is marrying a wonderful gal, and her mother is fabulous!!!ReplyCancel

  • shallowreflections.com - Raspberry cream would be my pick. All look delicious though! Yum!ReplyCancel

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *



CommentLuv badge

B l o g s   I   L o v e