My Grandma’s hands are like velvet, woven with fine lines and worn thin from daily use. They’ve nurtured six children, let go of one, and cared for numerous grandchildren with a love that warms the heart. I want to clasp them tighter every time we are together for fear I won’t get to hold them much longer. They weren’t always so well-worn, of course. Her wedding photo is black and white and reveals a tiny young woman with raven hair and a broad smile. I love to think of her in her younger days filled with dreams and hopes, just like me. This was my inspiration when I created these lovely little two-tiered vintage wedding skewers. These tiny beauties come in His and Hers. Handmade flowers garnish Hers along with a ruffle of frosting and bodice of lace reminiscent of a flowing wedding gown. His boasts a duo of bowties and a hint of lace cummerbund. Both are topped with old buttons. Hers is garnished with flowers and a ribbon while His boasts a coat of arms. At their base are a flurry of tone on tone bows and ties with one extra touch, a lock for Her and the key for Him suggesting the exchange that comes when two hearts are joined together.
I don’t know what my Grandma’s cake looked like sometime in the 1920s, but I know she would love something like these darling cakes all decked in ribbons and lace. Don’t you agree?
Hopefully the talented Ladies at Pizzazzerie will like this little twist on their lovely cupcake skewers. I’m entering them in the Cupcake Skewer contest they have going through September 22, 2010. Do you have a great Cupcake Skewer idea? Check out their simple tutorial and then submit your fanciest work. Good Luck!
Congrats to Andrea (comment #16 chosen by random.org.) You’ve won the Bakerella Cake Pop book from WhipperBerry! We can’t wait to see what you make!!
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