A Marie Antoinette theme has been forever on my bucket list. The film Marie Antoinette came immediately to my mind when we selected our subject for CakeFlix. This period speaks to me and the style of cake I best like creating. But finding a way to uniquely interpret this movie was a challenge. So many wonderful cakes have been created with Marie Antoinette as their inspiration.
I wanted to be sure I captured the movie as well as the queen herself. I chose to focus on the iconic 1st scene of the film, as it is so stereotypically Marie Antoinette: the signature blue, the hair, the cakes, etc.
I also used the scene with the hairdresser, where he creates extraordinarily elaborate coiffure, and she asks, “Do you think it`s too much?” There is also an abstract movie poster from the film that features that quote. I think these elements entirely capture the essence of how the audience envisions Marie Antoinette.
Marie Antoinette`s iconic insignia, the intertwined MA, is the focal point of the cake.
I also wanted the cake to be playful. I not only recreated mini pastries from the 1st scene out of fondant and had them tumbling down the cake but also made fun Cotton Candy wigs that I used as a topper. Countless Marie Antoinette costumes use gigantic pink wigs and these inspired me to recreate the look out of Cotton Candy.
I hope you love the overall effect as much as I do and see a bit of Marie Antoinette`s signature style is mine as well. Perhaps as cake designers we all share her sentiment, “Qu`ils mangent de la brioche”—“Let them eat cake.” In some way, she is an inspiration to all of us!
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