Friday, July 29, 2011

French cookies part 5 Marie Antoinette

The name conjures up images of opulence and 1700's couture.  Really big hair, too.  I couldn't end my week in France without including this most iconic French queen.

Reading about her fascinating life did two things for me.  One, it made me very glad I wasn't around back then, and two, I couldn't help but imagine what it was like to choose the day's outfit from her vast wardrobe.  Me - my wardrobe is pretty basic most days.  But Marie would need to decide what shoes to wear   (I am wearing flip flops).

And what fan would work best with the dainty shoes?  Me - central air all the way baby.

And which gorgeous gown to wear - ummmm, tank top and shorts?

Can you imagine how much all that clothing would weigh?  And holding your head up with the Marge Simpson-esque hair?  Wow. 

Anyway, I had a ridiculous amount of fun making these cookies. 

And honestly, I'm sad to see my French cookie week end.  From the Eiffel Tower and crystal chandeliers

to the chocolate and champagne macarons,

to champagne in general,

to the can can with ruffle and rose cookies,

to my success with macarons - lavender and vanilla bean flavored.

It is time for me to take a break and hatch my next adventure (it is about as far away from France as you can get - my great home state of Iowa!). 

To see the full post for day one click here, day two here, day three here, day four here.
I am linking my week in France with
Sweet Little Gals
Pink Friday
Simply Sweet Home
Between Naps on the Porch
Paisley Passions
Savvy Southern Style
Dittle Dattle
Stone Gable
Sunday Showcase
Nifty Thrifty Things
Pink Saturday
French Cupboard
Chic on a Shoestring
Tidy Mom
Foodie Friday
My Romantic Home
French Country Cottage
And so it is time to say bonjour and


  1. LISA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! R U SERIOUS..this has been so much fun to follow this tour of FRANCE here but man oh man the work and detail you put in here is beyond just saying you are the heck do pipe the little face details????! START SHIPPING NOW.

  2. These are amazing!!!!!!!! Beautiful work!

  3. These are all just gorgeous!!! thanks for sharing these mouth watering delights!! xo HHL

  4. Loved visiting France through your eyes.

  5. I love anything Marie Antoinette and post often about her on my blog too. The cookies are so fun and I wish I could eat one right now!

  6. I am totally amazed by what you have done! Far out, I have worked with fondant icing for making decorations for cakes before, and I know how much time that took, so I can only imagine how long your cookies took you! I am impressed. :)

  7. This "tour" should be in some great magazine... even Martha wouldn't do this much! Over the top with ooh-la-la! I know the time and energy it takes me to bake cookies. I can't imagine all the creativity and work going on at your house.
    Such wonderful detail. Marie's face~ how did you ever do that.
    I am so appreciative that you joined us for ON THE MENU MONDAY, and brought all of France's confections along with you!
    xo Yvonne

  8. WOWSY -- these are just so fabulous. I missed the tour, but these are simply amazing and so fun! Joni

  9. Beautiful, elegant cookies! You are very talented at decorating! Love them all and the macarons too!

  10. oh my gosh! i love everything and they're so adorable and fab at the same time! you're so talented!


  11. Man, I'm with Trish! How in the world do you have the patience to do the details on these cookies?! That Eiffel Tower! The details on the dress!! I can't do that! For my Marie Antoinette dessert, I did a cupcake with pink and green frosting!! That's about as detailed as your gonna get over at my place!! Maybe some extra sprinkles LOL! Great job!!!! Jina

  12. These are all gorgeous. Your oven truly must be enchanted!

  13. So detailed! Great blog, am a new follower!

  14. Wow! I have never seen such wonderful cookies! You are a patient artist!

  15. I've never seen such cookies! You are one talented cookie artist!

  16. Magnificent! You truly do have a gift!!!!!!