Pin Reaper: BooRad62
Original Inspiration: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/176766354098613398/
What I Did: In planning our mother’s 80th birthday party, we put together a surprise party by inviting her family and some lifelong friends, serving appetizers along with a homemade, three-tiered Neapolitan chiffon cake that was hand-decorated by my sister (all inspired by Pinterest). The dining room was elegantly decorated with a light green frosting and a shell-like pattern on the sides that was topped with flowers from my garden. The theme was “simple elegance.” So, when it came time to decide on how to do the candles, we came across the following image on Pinterest with a bundle of candles held together by a ribbon. In thinking back, the picture did not show them lit, but the wicks had been used. The image of a softly light candle display could be seen in our mind’s eye. Reason told us this would be a cool thing, while kind of snickering that they were 80 candles. It was a perfect idea! In some ways, it was also a little reaction to the single large candelabra that donned our cakes growing up over the years. (our Mother was not exactly a Martha Stewart). Well, let’s just say the image of what happened says it all. Yet, she did try to blow them out while I was nervously thinking, “We’re gonna go up in flames!” We didn’t, but it took a large cooking pot to put the flames out.
Next Time I Will: DON’T TRY THIS! It is a very real fire hazard.