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

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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!!

TheCustomCakery ...

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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