Raise your hand if you love the movie Steel Magnolias. Is your hand raised? Mine too.
Now raise your hand if you agree that dear Shelby, she of blush & bashful pink wedding fame, would approve of this precious pink wedding cake decorated with gum paste magnolias! Is your hand raised again? Mine too.
I couldn't help but think of Steel Magnolias when I spied the magnolia cake above. Steel Magnolias is one of my favorite movies, one that grows better & better with age. I appreciate the idea of women as beautiful, delicate beings who are strong, resilient creatures when needed. I see more & more examples of steel magnolias as my women friends, family members & I experience heartbreak & tragedy. It never breaks our beauty or spirit, only makes us shine brighter & better. Steel magnolias are everywhere!
Come to think of it, isn't that the perfect description of marriage? A beautiful, delicate partnership that is strong & resilient when the going gets tough.
P.S. The pink magnolia cake is much better than the armadillo cake :-)