My senior year in high school, the sweetest boy took me to prom. I wasn’t big on corsages, especially those wrist-y kind that were so popular at the time. So I asked for a nosegay, a little bouquet that I could carry. He obliged with the most adorable little cluster of pink tea roses, surrounded by baby’s breath and variegated leaves and pink ribbon. Sigh. And wow. I can super still remember that
So nosegays have always had a little place in my heart. My girls carried nosegays instead of full bouquets for my wedding, in fact (Nikko blue hydrangeas in that instance.) There’s just something so classic about their demure size. Well, you can pretty much guess that I flipped when I saw this cake topper of stephanotis (love them!), made of sugar, and fashioned into a perfect petite nosegay. Trimming the little clutch of flowers is a maize yellow ribbon, trailing all the way to the table. The cake is lovely; with its ribbon trim and the asymmetrical height of its layers, I’d say it’s “just so.” But that nosegay on top, as though an attendant breezily tossed it there on her way through the reception. Well. Darling.
The beautiful cake and topper were created by Superfine Bakery in Burbank, California.