I created this book replica cake for the launch of The High Road, the second novel by Toronto author Terry Fallis. My fiancé used to work with Terry, so I was thrilled to make this cake for him – plus, his books are awesome! The High Road is a sequel to his first novel, The Best Laid Plans, which won the Stephen Leacock Award for Humour, and I’d be surprised if this one wasn’t a contender too! In both stories, Terry manages to make the Canadian political scene laugh-out-loud funny. I was so engrossed in the final few chapters of The Best Laid Plans that not only did I miss my subway stop, it turned out I’d gotten on completely the wrong line! Oops. Oh well – the story was great, and totally worth the roundabout route home. 🙂
So, since we can’t actually share this cake with you (it’s long gone by now – sorry!), I highly recommend you check out the books themselves. Awesome, funny, engrossing stories! And they look good as a cake.
The cake is dark chocolate with vanilla buttercream. The fondant was hand-tinted to match the book cover, and all other details are hand-painted with paste food colours (except the cookies – for those, I took a short-cut and used real mini cookies!).
Here’s a shot of Terry cutting his cake! You can read about his reaction on his blog. Congrats again, Terry – I can’t wait for your next book!