Sunday, November 19, 2017
Cake Backgrounds and Escape Rooms: New Trends
Every once in a while, I feel like I’ve been living under a rock. I’ll hear about a trend that’s a total surprise, something I know nothing about. Usually these tidbits come from younger members of my family.
This week, I learned of two, and I thought I’d share them with you.
I’d never seen a “cake background” before, but my new daughter-in-law, Chelsea, knew all about them. So on Wednesday, the day before she married my son, she brought along a cake background to hang behind her wedding cake. “You know with Pinterest, everyone is upping their game,” she said.
What exactly is a “cake background” or a “cake backdrop”? It’s a decorative banner or display designed to show off a cake or food items.
My sister told me about these. They’re a new type of entertainment where you are “locked” in a room and getting out is dependent on your ability to find and follow various clues. You might say that an “escape room” is a combination of a dinner mystery theatre, Clue (the board game) and a scavenger hunt. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Escape_room
I love learning about new trends. Both of these are such fun! Are you familiar with them?