No, I haven't fallen off the face of the Earth. Only moved 1800 miles back to California! But I wanted to post something because it's been so long.
Here's a pic taken by my friend Ral at my friend N.du's bridal shower last year. Both N.du and I are francophiles at heart and I wanted to create a flowery theme to match her formal garden-style wedding.
I hauled back from France mass quantities of violet preserves especially for this occasion. I also provided flower-flavored candy and made two bundt cakes: one rose with chocolate icing, and one chocolate with rose icing. I used gorgeous roses from Mom's garden as finishing touches. The cakes were a big hit and people were surprised they were eating rose-flavored desserts.