Tuesday, September 21, 2010

70th Birthday Cake: Stacked Books Cake

I get so many requests to customize a cake for someone special, but they don't have an idea what they'd like.  I always ask them to describe the person, their hobbies, profession and whatever you can think of.

Sometimes we end up deciding on one theme and sometimes we can decide on more than one.  An easy way to blend different hobbies is a stack of books.

For this client, the birthday boy was turning 70, he was an Actuary, loved hockey and also wines of France.  He also loved Tom Petty, so I made a sugar version of the Greatest Hits CD which is not in the picture because it was still drying when I took the photo.
 

15 comments:

Jenniffer said...

Great job on the cake - I especially love the calculator and pen! They're SO realistic!!

Caroline's Cake Company said...

Love the books and the board is fab too!

The Cakerator said...

I ♥ this Cake! Always my favorite thing to see stacks of books, wither it's cakes or real books love them all!

Paula said...

Beautiful cakes. Love the detail, especially in the pen and the calculator. WOW!

giovanna said...

you've done such a great job on the cake. it looks amazing!

Ratita Golosa said...

Hello! Beautiful cake books! I enjoy reading, but better if you can eat later.
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dewdrops said...

Great job! Love the pen.. looks so real!

Jacque said...

This is awesome!! I love the clever way you combined the different themes!!

Jacque said...

This is awesome!! I love the clever way you combined the different themes!!

faithy, the baker said...

It's awesome and so cool! Your calculator is so realistic and so is the pen too!

SOO BAKERY said...

i love the calculator..it looks real!..wll done :)

Mar said...

So cute.... You are great artist...
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Rylan said...

My gosh!!! I really love this one---especially the calculator!!! Fantastic job!

lyndsay said...

hi juanita! awesome book stack!!

i hear ya on clients being like: "i would like a cake for my daugther's birthday... but i have no idea what i want... can you suggest something?"

???? i always have people scroll through my pics and choose things that stand out for them, and go from there!

Miranda @ The Spotted Cake said...

I love this cake and all the little special touches like the calculator and the pen. You did an amazing job on this! :)