As you know, I love to bake, so for a friend's birthday, I decided to whip up the coconut cake from Magnolia Bakery 's cookbook filled with recipes that for me, always seem to be a success.
But when it came to serving this mound of white goodness, I couldn't decide on the right platter. I had a yellow, ruffled pedestal that I bought at Crate and Barrel several years ago or a plain, clear option, which would have looked nice against the white coconut. I was leaning toward using the my treasured, decoupaged John Derian pedestal, pictured above, until I was struck with an idea.
I remembered a 1970s piece I paid $1 for at an estate sale in Independence, Missouri, that had never been used, and now seemed like the right moment for its inauguration. I especially love how the festive message is slowly revealed as the cake starts to disappear from the platter.
Always Frugal, Always Fabulous,
The Elegant Thrifter