'Let them eat cake', may not have been said in quite the most politically correct manner back in the French revolution, but nowadays when you see those French goodies set out for your delectation, well one really has to
Not just those fancy creamy creations, the pastry has its place too. Fragrant, crispy and drizzled with a snowstorm of icing sugar. Perfect for that cup of coffee you've been thinking of having this morning.
Oh but these are works of art in their own right. Even the tiny chocolate wafer has delicate gold printing with the name of the shop. What price an M&S cup cake now eh!
To me this shows the french at their finest. A country that has attention to detail down to the finest of arts. Display is important, packaging means a lot. Service not only with a smile but with cheerful chat and Gallic charm.
I will admit to sampling more than my share of fabulous cakes over the past week. Ann and i have been on a mission to find the best delicacies every day and carry them home in triumph to savour in the evening with a cup of coffee beside the roaring fire.
So when you see those delightful little cake boxes being carried around town along with the ubiquitous baguette, just imagine the goodies hiding inside. The finest of France just there at your fingertips, patissier perfection.
Okay, reality check, back to my mug of coffee and a chocolate biscuit now. how times change, c'est la vie!