May I Offer Anyone a Slice of Torte di Bomboniere

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!


Lady Katherine said...

This is wonderful! I have a granddaughter soon to have a christening. This would be perfect! You should do a post showing the steps on how to make it!

Tami (Pixeltrash) said...

I have seen these cake boxes, but never knew the history of the Bomboniere. I'm learning a lot on your blog today! :-) Have a great Sunday!

Babes about Town said...

This is such a charming idea. I enjoy hearing about different customs and traditions of celebrating birth. Really lovely!


Celeste said...

These are gorgeous! I love the idea of using these cute little boxes as party favors. I actually thought about making some for my daughter's 3rd birthday in September, but I ran out of time. I will have to try them for her 4th birthday! Yours are really pretty with the gold and white details!

Cindy - Your Decorating Hotline said...

What a charming tradition - I'd never heard of it. The time and love you put into this certainly shows. It's really wonderful.

Sarah said...

What a perfect way to present a favor. And one filled with Jordan almonds would definitely be special in my mind. Thanks for sharing this beautiful presentation and the story behind it. I've added myself as a new follower. I'm thrilled to find your blog.

Anonymous said...

I love those boxes!!! Happy pink saturday!

suesueb said...

Your favor boxes are gorgeous and so special being made by you! A lucky niece!! Happy pink week!

Maggie said...

What a gorgeous gift to the family!

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Gail said...

I have never seen this before, it is lovely and the idea behind it is too. I agree, if you would a tutorial would be appreciated.
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Nancy said...

Simply beautiful! Happy Pink Saturday!

Anonymous said...

absolutely lovely!
I hope you got a bit of sun today...we did!
Happy Pink Saturday :)

CC said...

Such a beautiful celebration for such a special occasion> The little boxes are just gorgeous.. Happy Pinks and have a lovely weekend.

Sherry from Alabama said...

How pretty, I've never seen anything like it!

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Happy (late) Pink Saturday, Lia! I've neer seen or heard of Torte di Bomboniere! I enjoyed the story behind it and the boxes are so lovely. Thank you for sharing!

I'm running late this Pink Saturday, I hope you can still pop over for a visit!


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