This lead up to the revolution. The pheasants could not afford to pay there taxes because of the text raise for the pheasants. The pheasants are some of the poorest people in that time.
The Queen said let them eat cake and the pheasants could not afford bread and cake is more expensive. Cake back then was very expensive and was only for the wealthy. So cake was to expensive for the pheasants to bye.

The let them eat cake quote was ignorant and stupid. She knew that the pheasants could no afford bread much less cake. As a result of the saying let them eat cake was a killing of the queen