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Happy Birthday to me

Marie-Antoinette Buchette Ladurée
Today I turned 33 years…young. Best part of turning older ? Getting to eat cakes and if I didn’t do that on a daily basis ;-) Shhh…..

Pale pink roses and a pretty Marie-Antoinette buchette for me earlier this morning. My mom always used to bring me a “prinsesstårta” (Swedish for Princesscake”) always with a pink rose on top in the morning of my birthdays. Traditions should be kept…but I found it tricky to find a yummie prinsesstårta in Paris? I could have baked my own…but to save time..I found a substitute instead..a very pretty one !

Marie-Antoinette was a lover of sweets, just like me, and Ladurée have acctually named one of their creations after her. Back in the days when I was working at Ladurée in Paris I remember how I fell in love with their Marie-Antoinette cake the very first time I tried it and promised myself to have it for my birthday one day…It’s not in their regular collection, but they do have it in the Spring or Summer…and luckily, now for Christmas they a Christmas edition, Marie-Antinette Rose Yule Log…perfect for my birthday!

Decorated with a snowflake and a fresh raspberry, covered by pink almondpaste… The “Marie-Antoinette” consists of a soft rose macaron base, delightful rose petals creme, raspbery jam, fresh raspberries and lychees…simply delightful and a perfect sweet beginning of my birthday :-)

Photos taken with my Nikon D5100 35mm

Marie-Antoinette Buchette LaduréeMarie-Antoinette – a pink dream!

Marie-Antoinette Buchette LaduréeAlmost too pretty to eat….

Marie-Antoinette Buchette LaduréeDelicious

About Author

This Paris blog is created and maintained by Solli, a Swedish Expat living in Paris working as a Photographer. When she is not behind the lens or setting off to a new destination she loves to be in the kitchen and play around with whole, organic and seasonal food. In this blog she shares some glimpses of her everyday life as a bonne vivante wherever in the world she might be. Enjoy following her journey through life...


  • kacey simpson
    11 December 2014 at 17:14

    happy birthday!! let all your birthday wishes come true!!

  • anonyme
    11 December 2014 at 23:03

    Happy birthday Solli!
    Une fidèle lectrice :-)

  • Juliette
    12 December 2014 at 0:16

    Happy birthday dear!

  • sillygirl
    12 December 2014 at 17:18

    I used to be a chocolate girl but the first time I had a Princess Torte baked at a from-scratch bakery it became my favorite treat by far. I have a piece on my birthday every year – my birthday is in August so I’m hoping there will also be some in September for our next visit to Paris. But this yule log looks awfully good!!!

  • Janelle
    12 December 2014 at 20:29

    Oh my goodness, simply lovely! What a perfect way to begin your birthday!

  • Naomi
    13 December 2014 at 9:29

    Hope you had a very happy birthday. The photos are beautiful.

  • Solli Kanani
    14 December 2014 at 23:02

    Naomi – Thanks dear :-)

  • Solli Kanani
    14 December 2014 at 23:03

    Janelle – Thanks dear :-)

  • Solli Kanani
    14 December 2014 at 23:05

    Sillygirl – happy you like prinsesstårta as much as I do :-) And I cross my fingers and hope Ladurée will have pretty Marie-Antoinette cakes when you come for a visit next year ;-)

  • Parisbreakfast
    15 December 2014 at 8:11

    And much deserved!!!
    A lovely 33rd year to you Solli ;)

  • Fio
    08 January 2015 at 21:56

    Alltså vad är grejen med att du måste ha med dina fingrar i var och varannan bild?

  • Solli Kanani
    08 January 2015 at 23:01

    @Fio – för att jag ÄLSKAR det :-)

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