Book Cake

by Patricia (Patti) Muller
(Arlington Heights, Illinois)

Mrs Oleary's Comet

Mrs Oleary's Comet

I was asked, by the author, to make this Book Cake for a book signing party. My daughter worked with Mr Mel Waskin and he was the author of this book. He had seen many of my cakes that I had made for my daughter to take to work and he asked if he could have me make a cake.

I thought about what I would make and I decided what better than a replica of the book. So he gave me the paper jacket from the book and I went to work. I made the book cake a 2 layer - one layer chocolate fudge and one layer yellow (this is my usual thing for a large group because I think that way everyone will have cake if someone doesn't like chocolate they can have yellow and vice versa. I filled the cake with a chocolate mousse chocolate chip filling and iced it with buttercream and did the flames and letters in Colorflow. I was very pleased with the way it came out.

You can see in the picture the author holding the actual book next to the cake.

In the picture you will see the note he sent me after the party and in talking to him he told me that his publisher looked at it and asked - if we picked it up would the bottom be exactly like the back of the book too...he said I was so detailed he was kidding about that but it was such a compliment.

Now with all of that said and the picture here I need to tell you that I never took a decorating class in my life - I taught myself decorating and carving of cakes (I will put some others here too later) by buying a Wilton yearbook and just taught myself and since then I have made hundreds of cakes and some have been on Chicago news shows..am quite proud of my work.

From the editor:

Hi Patti,

You should be proud of your work. That's an awesome reproduction of the book.

Thanks so much for sharing your cake.

Regards,
Michelle (editor)

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