Replica Book Cake – Toronto Book Launch

This is the second “book cake” I’ve made, and I’m really having fun with them!  (The first was a replica of Breaking Dawn from the Twilight series.)

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!).

Cake version of a novel

Book cake replica

Book cake replica

 

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!

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