Daily Top 3 - Jul 29, 2014

Vintage book cake

This is a cake I made for my father-in-law’s 70th birthday. He is an avid reader and book collector and always says that the best gift you can give him is a book. So I made him one in cake! I wanted the book to have a vintage, leather-bound feel. I didn’t have an impression mat, but got the leather texture by a very technical process (not!) of crumpling up some aluminum foil, smoothing it back out and then pressing it into the fondant with a rolling pin. I added some gold painted detailing on the spine of the book to add to the antique feel.

My favourite part of this cake was actually the cake board. I had so much fun creating the wood grain and painting it to resemble a rustic wood table top. He loves a good cup of coffee while he reads, so I added a “Grandpa” coffee mug, that I made of RKT and that he could keep it as a souvenir. It was also personalized with the title of the book, with “LEP” referring to his nickname based on the initials of his last name.

The cake was a big success at his 70th surprise birthday party that took place this weekend and was very well-received by my father-in-law and all the guests. Hope you like it too :) Thanks for looking! xx

Tags: book cake antique tome leather gold 70th birthday vintage

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miettes ...

L O V E

miettes ...

BTW, your tip is amazing about the leather effect :-)

SweetLin ...

Beautiful cake <3

Sweet Fusion Cakes (Anjuna) ...

Fabulous cake and thanks for the awesome tip. x

Cake Chic3 ...

very creative,the technique worked very well,its proper leather

Mira - Mirabella Desserts ...

Thank you so much Dina, Lin, Anjuna and Cake Chic3 for your lovely comments! So glad you found the tip about the leather useful :) xx

Cake Creations by ME - Mayra Estrada ...

It’s beautiful.

mariagrazia tota ...

perfect!!!!! lovely!

Callicious Cakes ...

Beautifully done

Mira - Mirabella Desserts ...

Thank you so much Mayra, Maria and Calli :) I really appreciate your sweet and supportive comments xx

jchuck ...

Just Fantastic Mira….everything about it…clever girl with the tin foil for texture….gotta remember that!!

The Custom Cakery ...

Fabulous! Love it :)

Elli Warren ...

Fantastic!! Beautiful cake!! :-) x

Time for Tiffin ...

looks fantastic x

For the love of cake (Laylah Moore) ...

Fantastic x

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