This year I decide to make my own birthday cake. I choose a theme Marie Antoinette, Queen of France and Navarre (1755 – 1793). Her real name was Maria Antonia. ;) One of the iconic phrases attributed to Marie Antoinette is “Let them eat cake, if there is no bread!”. Gentle, slender, sweet, graceful – young queen instantly becomes a fashion icon of its time. The fashion of the buildings over the heads of the ladies rose so high that they could not sit in the carriage.