thank god for 100 & thousands!

I am finally facing up with the fact that I am crap at making birthday cakes.

Hear me out – I have thrown myself with great dedication (usually allowing a whole set of 24 hours prior to the event with total lack of planning) and determination – my ambitions know little boundaries…

Came my daughter 1st year: one that deserved a cake to surpass ALL THE CAKES!!! with so much at stakes…I was going to give it all – une pièce montée was what she deserved..so a pièce montée I set myself as a goal…

One tier was delivered wonky as hell, I had run out of choux pastry… I blamed the English custard of course…

Years passed, my ambitions grew bigger and my skills got challenged to the limit…they brought a set of perky boobies, Barbie cake, Cinderella castle cake, garage cake, Spider Man cake, Tintin Rocket, make-up bag cake, rabbit in a hat cake, mouse in a bed cake (no I am not making this up…) all furthest from the original than you could begin to imagine…

This week when attempting to make a Super Mario cake which turned slowly into a Wimbledon  cake ( cause I only had green food dye left) I suddenly realised that I did not need to suffer and worse make anyone else suffer for the sake of my unrealistic abilities to make birthday cakes. I shall not put my children and loved ones to shame anymore and will simply enjoy the trip in town, the hardest part will be to choosing which cake to pick from the professionals…

All I can say is thank god for 100 & thousands…

A trip in musée Carnavalet

Carnavalet is the most Parisian of all the museums in Paris. Set in the the Marais area the prestigious hôtels offer 100 rooms dedicated to the history of Paris.
Best visiting it in warm days were the place feels deserted and all the more eery. My inside spy tells me that the place is full of ghosts…

Hôtel Carnavalet
23, rue de Sévigné
75003 Paris