This cake belongs in an English garden with lots of wildflowers and vines and antique roses and tea-dyed lace dresses and big floppy hats. The bugs and plants will happily eat up all the crumbs I leave behind.
Next time you are hosting a quilting bee (and I know it's soon! Don't lie!) you can present snacks on little appropriate stands made out of thread spools. Themed presentation of snacks is one of the little things that make get-togethers extra special.
This cake makes me think of the book "Afternoon of the Elves" by Janet Talyor Lisle which I read when I was only 11. It's reminiscent of a girl in boots that are too big who spends all her time building houses for elves out of leaves in her back yard. But now she's all grown up and getting married to an equally elvin man and they are having a simple barefoot wedding in the woods.
Happy Valentine's Day! Of course on Epicute hearts are always in season, but these cookies in particular are so exquisitely made, I felt today was the right day to share them with you. Perfect icing, perfect piping, perfect love. I hope you all have a love-filled day!