Recently my little baby niece was baptised and it was a very important event in our family. My sister and brother-in-law graciously allowed me to partake in the preparations for this blessed event. I wanted to create something very special for the party favors -so I made a Torta Bomboniere for her.
In Italy these special creations are hand made for special celebrations such as baptisms, first communions, weddings and birthdays. Torta is the word for "cake" and Bomboniere the word for "favor". The concept behind the Bomboniere, originated in France, over 300 years ago, when a small box of sweets (the french word for -bonbons) was given away to guests at celebrations. Overtime the idea spread to other parts of Europe and in particular to Italy where the Torta Bonboniere was created.
Inside each cake slice you will find five jordan almonds to wish: happiness, health, wealth, good fortune and a long life. You can also place a little card inside commemorating your special event.
Here are the boxes I created for my little niece. It was a lot of fun cutting out the boxes which look like cake slices and then "frosting" the cake with ribbons, stickers and little angels.
This was entered in Beverly's Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound. Please visit Beverly's Blog, Pink Saturday is absolutely amazing!