Stack of Books

Stack of Books
Stack of Books Stack of Books Stack of Books

It’s such an honour to be asked to make a 100th Birthday cake, and today Eileen celebrated her century at Fulham Football Club, surrounded by her family. This cake was a celebration of her life and reflects her love of crosswords and the encyclopedic knowledge she has developed as a result, and her passion for red roses. It also hints at her Irish roots, and her love for Fulham. And she was hugely excited to be receiving a telegram from the Queen, so that’s there too. If you look closely you will see the names of all her family have been filled in to the crossword. Everything on the board was edible. EVERYTHING. The books are made from coffee cake (Eileen’s favrouite, of course!), the pen was made from gumpaste with edible gold paint detailing, the roses and foliage were sugar too and even the telegram and picture frame were edible too – the telegram was an edible printed image (with HUGE thanks, once again, to Mel at The Cake Revolution) which was mounted on a pastillage board and stand and finished with sugarpaste scroll work which I then painted with edible gold paint. It was quite a cake to make, but well worth the effort for such a milestone occasion. Happy 100th Birthday Eileen :)

Thank you for looking :) x



What a totally amazing piece of art. Stunning.

Looks fabulous, so neat and perfectly done

You must never limit your challenges, instead you must challenge your limits

I can’t believe it’s all edible! AMAZING!

Thank you so much everyone. Yes – everything was edible. The frame was really tricky to get right and I was worried the pastillage structure was going to fail, but it held! PHEW! x


Wow!!! You did an amazing job Harriet! What a milestone cake!

sugar and art - perfect combination!

There are no words except WOW!