Saturday, July 19, 2008
We had these cupcakes for Mr. Man's birthday! I collect these adorable ballerinas, why don't they make them anymore? I found the most amazing box of vintage cake decorations at the Volo Antique Mall in Volo, Illinois. I bought six packages of beautiful birds made from sugar, they had their original dime store price of .19 cents. I wonder why these are no longer produced either. I can't imagine that anything so beautiful could fall out of favor with consumers. Whenever we travel I always check out the local grocery store in hopes of finding beautiful cake decorations. I did strike gold in Paris at Bon Marche's Food Emporium! They had wonderful colored sugars and shaped sugar cubes. I picked up pastel sugar cubes that look just like buttons, they even have two holes in them. My goal is to find every place in the world where they are still making these lovely decorations. Check out The Layer Cake Shop, the link is under my favorite places!