Let Them Eat Cake!

Dear Marie-Antoinette ,

I think you’re pretty.  I love your big frilly dresses, your fabulous up-do’s, and the adorable fan you seem to be pictured with all of the time.

That said, it’s a shame that you have been blamed for hundreds of years for such an insensitive statement.  There are few things worse than forcefully taking the blame for something you didn’t say or do.  Especially when there are several other claims that prove your insensitivity to the French populace.  If you must claim those, you should at least be able to shake this one.

My guess is that suggesting that they eat cake (or more accurately, brioche) would have only made it more clear that you were oblivious to the fact that a famine was occurring.  That would have meant you could have cared less for those less fortunate than you.  Surely this was not how you felt!

In the end it seems being an indulgent socialite cost you your head.  What a shame.  It was a pretty head.

In honor of one insensitive statement that cannot be attributed to you…

“Let them eat cake!”

Created for Ally's 21st birthday party! Red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting

14 thoughts on “Let Them Eat Cake!

  1. Sweet J says:

    So do you think Marie was more like Paris Hilton or Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi? And which one would win in a three-way cage fight? Prison rules apply cause they’ve all been arrested at some point. Snooki’s proven she can take a punch, Paris is an ex-con, and Marie remained unflappable even in the face of death.

    The cake looks delicious.

    • sweetannieskitchens says:

      Hmmm…I’m liking this scenario. I think Snooki always has an edge because she’s just scrappy. But Paris has been at it much longer so she has that going for her. And I would imagine that Marie Antoinette would be an intelligent fighter. It’s really a toss up, but if I had to choose, I think I would go with Snooki. That hair is powerful.

      You didn’t say who you thought would win!

      • Sweet J says:

        I’d have to go with the Jersey girl. Paris would go down in style but pretty quickly. I do believe Marie would represent well. Revolutions have a way of making you tough, especially if you’re the target. In the end though Snooki’s a multi-ethnic scrapper and a former cheerleader so she has the moves and attitude it takes to be a winner.

  2. Carla says:

    I have never had red velvet cake! I am curious and if you lived close enough, i might just invite myself over and have a piece :).

    PS…loved the line, “What a shame. It was a pretty head.”

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