Stacked Books Cake

I made this cake for Dave (my boss) for his birthday this year. His wife Samantha wanted to surprise him with a cake disguised as a stack of some of his favorite books. Inside the fondant is a vanilla sponge cake filled with vanilla bean frosting. I also added 2 secret layers of diced reese’s cups, that everyone seemed to enjoy. I really enjoyed making this cake; it was a large (and heavy!) project, and the small, awkward slices of fondant for the book covers were quite a challenge. Overall, I’m pretty happy with the end result. Happy Birthday Dave!

Book Cake
Stack of books Cake

iPad Cake

My first attempt at a computer/ipad/electronics cake; it was a new challenge for sure, but I love how it came out. I printed out a photo of the birthday boy and his daughter, and then brought it to the grocery store to print it out on an edible rice paper. He was so surprised when he saw the cake. Half the reason I love making cakes is how amazing it feels to see how happy people get when they see you made something delicious for them, and to watch them discover all the little details you spent so much time working on. I’ve been all smiles. I think he took more pictures than I did! I made the app icon “button” out of tinted fondant, and then piped buttercream frosting for the tiny details.

I really had fun with this cake.