Monday, February 4, 2008

'This Is...My Collection'

This Is...My Collection.

I love cake stands. And it appears that I have a small collection of them. It all started with the plain white one that I bought for myself. Once I discovered how a cake stand can turn a very ordinary looking cake/dessert into something rather special (especially with a dusting of icing sugar), I was hooked. The glass flower shaped cake stand was a gift from my sister-in-law and it came with a lovely glass dome. The pale pink one was a housewarming gift from a friend. I used this one at our Christmas Cocktail Party last year to display lots of sweet treats like nougat, white chocolate & cranberry rocky road and bite sized meringues. It looked gorgeous. And lastly, the green floral cake stand was a gift from my mum and my sister. They also bought me a beautiful teapot and teacups and saucers to go with it.

The next cake stand on my list to acquire is one of those small little ones. Perfect for afternoon tea with one or two people, to hold a few pieces of slice or cake.

We survived (or should I say...I survived!!!) the first day of school. Chloe is very happy in her class (she's in a year three/four split...she's a year three) and Will was very happy in pre-primary. He has a lovely teacher. As we dropped the kids off at pre-primary this morning, she gave all the mums a sweet little handmade pink envelope containing two teabags, a heart chocolate and a lovely poem about leaving our children in her care and she'll look after them as if they were her own and that we should relax with a cup of tea and before we know, it will be pick up time...such a sweet thing. I almost cried reading it, but I was strong!!! I had a coffee with some girlfriends who had also dropped all their little ones off, so we got chatting and forgot about the sadness of it all.

And here they are on Day 1...

Could Will's bag be any bigger???


Melissa Goodsell said...

They look super sweet!

I love the cake stands, my Mum has that lace kind of pink one - it's so cute - especially filled with cupcakes.

Jenny said...

They sure are lovely cake stands. Glad your kids are happy at school-what a gorgeous teacher to look after the mums like that!!!

zoesquid said...

What a gorgeous thoughtful teacher. Where do you get one of those! Glad your day turned out well!

Lesley-Ann said...

Oh they are absolutely gorgeous! They should live a life outside in a huge English-Rose-Pride&prejudice garden filled with the huuuuge Marie-Antoinette cakes!

And how cute that big bag! First day at school, how exiting! Glad everything went so well!

Have a great day!

xxxxx Les

Cathy said...

I love cake stands too - I don't dare count how many I have.

Selina said...

So pleased to find another cake stand lover like myself. I agree that even the most simple of cakes can look great with the right display. I used a 24 cup cake stand for sons first birthday and looked fantastic as a table decoration.

Kathy said...

Love the cake stands, esp. the green one!!