Saturday, March 10, 2012

Shades of Violet in Paris and Saturday Snapshot



Last fall when I was in Paris I was walking past a church as the guests were hovering outside waiting for the bride. It was a beautiful October day. I had much fun watching the women and observing what they were wearing. These little girls is what really captured my attention. I just loved their dresses, with a hint of violet and the matching headbands. They were having so much fun running around and playing.





Once again I am obsessed by the cakes they sell in Paris. A cake like this looks too beautiful to cut. I thought that the frosting looked like ribbons on the girls dresses. What flavour do you think this cake is?

This is my contribution to Saturday Snapshots hosted by Alyce over at At Home With Books.

15 comments:

Paulita said...

I have the same obsessions you do -- France and chocolate. The little girls are gorgeous. Here's Mine

Nise' said...

That cake looks delicious! Looks like blueberry to me!

Kaye said...

The dresses and handbands on the little girls are so adorable. No idea what flavor the cake it. Like you, I think it's too pretty to cut.

Old Kitty said...

I have never seen such a deep purple cake and this one is GORGEOUS! I'd sell my soul to have it! LOL!

Passion cake? LOL!

Awww the little girls with their pretty dresses and purple ties are adorable! So happy and carefree! Yay for them! take care
x

Trish said...

Oh how beautiful! My guess is black currant.

Col (Col Reads) said...

I think that should have been the cake they served at the wedding! Beautiful pics!

Lisa said...

I think I will need a slice of the cake to be sure - or maybe two!

Kris said...

Gorgeous dresses and I love that hint of violet. I was just getting ready to write a post about wood violets.

Beside blue, violet/purple and pale lavender is my favorite color. I love to see pops of violet and pale lavender next to white or taupe grey!

Beautiful cake...you're right it's to pretty to eat!

Louise said...

The little girls look beautiful, as does the cake. I immediately knew you were peering in a Laduree window- I've done that too, more than once. The French often use violet (violette) as a flavour, and I think the purple piping is a clue to that. It's an intriguing notion, but often I find the violette a little bit artificial, which is a bit disappointing. I had a violette religieuse at Laduree on my last visit, it has the purple piping too.

Irene said...

What a great happenstance, little girls and lovely cakes. Only in Paris

Cheryl @ Tales of the Marvelous said...

What adorable little girls! And I could never cut into a cake that pretty...

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Very cute little girls. Obviously all the very thin women in Paris do not eat these lovely cakes:)

Elizabeth said...

Nobody does Children's clothing and cakes/pastries like the French!!! Those little dress are so beautiful.

Alyce said...

Those little girls are so cute! And I think the cake must be chocolate!

vicki said...

Oh my- I adore the photo of the little girls- its priceless! The cake is beautiful-- I think it is a lemon cake!!

You have chocolate coming to you soon my friend!!

Sending love-
Vicki

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