Tuesday, May 11, 2010

living the dream

How gauche and parochial I used to be, displaying my fairy cakes on a tiered cake stand.

[pre pink oilcloth days]

That was in the early days of blogging, before I reached the cutting edge of Lifestyle and discovered individual fairy cake stands with glass domes. Now that I've finally purchased a few of these (available in Ireland from eboutique), I guess I must be living the dream. Yes, indeed.

[the old reliable pink oilcloth]

Wherever will it all end?

[To my friends who went on and on about how I mentioned in the previous post that they tend to go on and on, I didn't mean You. You're special.]

40 comments:

  1. Forget the huge wine glass style cupcake display thingies (which look a bit laboratory don't they so you should be pleased), what about that amazing vintage Fresh Eggs tin for the flowers. Now that is Lifestyle.

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  2. I just want the cupcakes...even a crumb!!!!! LOL! Cx

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  3. Yes, you've nearly reached the zenith of your year of the Lifestyle. I've bookmarked it in my files under the "ultimate vignettes 2010".

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  4. It will reach the end when you get yourself a proper covered, 1720's glass goblet with it's original cover. Should be able to get one for around £3000-£4000.

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  5. Oh yes, now each individual cupcake may be admired for the perfect specimen of Lifestyle that it is. Fabulous investment, Mise. I love the little hand reaching into the shot. So cute!

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  6. Oh shoot! Now I want a cupcake! =)

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  7. I love the icing Mise. Can I lick the bowl?

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  8. They take up a hellish amount of storage space when not in use, but my, they are lovely. And I'm with Jane on the vintage tin and flowers.

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  9. I;m not fussy, I'll take one of your cupcakes any way you like to dish it up. Paper napkin is fine by me.

    Jennifer XX

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  10. Well Mise
    I like your pre-lifestyle displays as much as your state of the art individual up to the minute.. you beaut .. top of the range displays... it's the cake that matters!! hahaha is this my emergency birthday cake??? i'll take two please..

    Thank you so much for my birthday wishes.. I've been chasing imaginary butterflies all day.. xxx Julie

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  11. Gah! I am plunged into a pit of self loathing! I only have three vintage cut glass cake stands each just small er than the other, which I perch (one atop the other) in order to create a tower of vintage cut glass in sugar pastel glass colours...

    How can I in all conscience, display my cupcakes to advantage when discerning - lifestyle aware - friends come to visit?

    Fetch me my smelling salts.

    x x x

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  12. May Martha forgive me, I only own one single-tier cake stand [Hangs head in shame]

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  13. I wonder what that little finger pointing is thinking ? {not that one, i want the pink one ?}
    could they double up in some way as alternative wine glasses?
    congratulations on living the dream mise, you make me proud to be irish.

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  14. I notice that the cutting edge of lifestyle is also responsible for the perfect symmetrical circles of icing on the latest cake specimens. Hope that little hand didn't get any fingermarks on the fairy cake stands!

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  15. I never even heard of individual glass domes. Damn.
    I would like to mention that not only have you progressed to stunning mini cakestands avec dome and oil cloth but you also have ditched the humble hydrangea in favour of the vintage jug of magical fairytale bluebells...
    sigh ...beautiful.

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  16. With Lego everything, naturally - I want to see that chandelier! Here we haven't gotten quite so adventurous, though many Lego hamster mazes have started to appear. (That's mazes made from Lego rather than hamsters made from Lego, although that's an idea too...) xx

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  17. Cakes don't get displayed in my house, they get eaten too quickly. But if they were to hang around for longer than a nanosecond, that would be my first choice. Followed by a marble plinth with a lion and unicorn either side.

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  18. I'm yearning for the LIFESTYLE ... Have to find out first how to train the children to cope with the lifestyle. Or grow a budget to keep me in beautiful glass fairycake stands as one by one they topple of the table under inquisitive hands ;-)

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  19. Cake envy going on here in the USA. All I have is one single glass cake cover for a mini-size cake that equals the size of two of your fairy cakes...we've downsized to abbey style. :)

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  20. Fairy cakes....we need to adopt this term in the US, beyond sweet...pun intended!

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  21. you're so posh, you're now poosh.

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  22. Impressive. I have never seen those individaul fairy cake stands. Will have to get some when I get home next week. Very posh indeed!

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  23. i have no cake stands or eggtins or suchlike...

    you live the dream so much better than any blogger nay real-life person i know...

    you are real aren't you...

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  24. One wonders where it will all end Mise. I'm very concerned that you may have reached your zenith. Just take a moment to check out the latest use for a BM jar at http://beckybus.se/wordpress/

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  25. Oh, fit for fairies who flutter around tiny cakes. Beautiful!

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  26. Hmm. Cake stand - lots of cakes. Dome - one cake. Do you get my drift?

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  27. hi there, thanks so much for stopping by!

    Lovely, lovely here . . .ooooh fairy cakes, I would eat too many if I had those in my house!

    Amelia.x

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  28. Dear Mise,
    I'm afraid that the reality of the cuting edge of lifestyle is a harsh one. It goes round and round and then very quickly disappears, and is taken over by some new fad. I'm afraid that you will soon be placing those cupcakes back on that cake stand and wrapping up those darling little individual glass domes and putting them into storage as the cake stand makes its big comeback !!!!
    Such is the fickle world of interior design. Meanwhile, enjoy those beautiful glass domes. At the moment they are very 'de rigueur !! XXXX

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  29. Love your "old reliable pink tablecloth". You really do have the hang of the lifestyle thing now, don't you?

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  30. All that really matters to me is that you made cupcakes! Yum!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha.

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  31. I am surprised that the cup cakes were around long enough to take a picture of them. The domes must come with locks!
    I am wondering what a table would look like with 12 individual stands on it - crowded maybe? A table for 12 people is a must I guess.

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  32. my entire being aches for that visit....i've had another look and i think it's possible to make 2 glasses from each dome , one for each hand ( to ward off unwelcomes) we could have someone else to do the top up ( i know someone with a great track record in that regard)

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  33. Pass me a cupcake, please. I love both displays, actually. Probably the first one better because I can have a second one cupcake and no one will be the wiser.

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  34. its all pretty. really what matters is the fabulous cakes...
    ~laura

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  35. ha ha - commented on the wrong post. See below in the cushions post, something that belongs here...

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  36. I bought a little serving plate today and thought of this post. I love those little individual pedestals. I'm so tempted to buy a few - but the bf would get me in SO much trouble. Doesn't he understand the importance of proper cupcake display?

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