Cloche is French for bell. Which makes a lot of sense as the dictionary defines it as:
|1.||a woman’s close-fitting hat with a deep, bell-shaped crown and often a narrow, turned-down brim.|
|2.||a bell-shaped glass cover placed over a plant to protect it from frost and to force its growth.|
|3.||a bell-shaped metal or glass cover placed over a plate to keep food warm or fresh.|
Now-a-days… you can put just about anything under a cloche… and make one cute decoration! I have seen lots of birds nests and birds… which is so, so adorable!
The only thing I have that even resembles a cloche is a glass cake stand… so I hope this qualifies for the party! When I don’t have a fresh pie or baked goody in my cloche cake stand… I like to put some freshly baked (wink, wink) felt donuts inside. I’m quite a fan of crafty felt creations… and there is no mistaking my love affair with donuts. 😉 So I figured, felt never spoils, always looks presentable and is a great substitute for a really baked goody!