June 04, 2013

Let them eat cake

By Maya Chelmis


Isn't this quote perfect for a cake server?! 
It is said that Marie-Antoinette said it during one of the famines during her husband's reign, Louis XVI. When she was informed that the people did not have bread to eat, she uttered "Let them eat cake" or "Qu'ils mangent de la brioche". 
Brioche has eggs and butter, and this showed Marie-Antoinette's obliviousness for the poor. 
However, there is no record that this sentence was ever uttered by her, but it makes a nice story!