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akes ought to be synonymous with special events, don’t you think? Have you ever cuddled up in a favorite chair in the privacy of your own home with a delicious piece of cake? A special occasion, you bet!

The same can be true for special events with lots of people, as they are often celebrated with the giving or receiving of cake. Whether it’s a large gathering, a small celebration or even just a party of one, let us help you cuddle up and enjoy your next special event.

Bible Cake

BibleA cake for Bible students. The approach to this was to create a simple cake that had a curiousness about it. The Bible is often known for such appeal. Chocolate cake was suspended by an armature made of steel pipe and an open book frame of metal and wood. This helped to support the weight of this cake off the cake board, as friends actually cut the cake from this sitting. The hand was made of Rice Krispies covered with colored fondant icing. The non-edible butterfly added a sense of movement and life. (12/2009)

Chair Cake

Chair CakeThis specialty cake was entirely edible. The ginger-bread chair had a curved back and a total height of 18 inches. The chair pad is chocolate cake, and the books vanilla cake; both are covered in fondant. The pencil was made of gum paste. Chocolate animal cup cakes decorated the floor of the ginger-bread chair cake. Two dogs and a cat. “Trained” cubcake dogs waiting patiently for the OK to eat their tootsie-roll dog bones. The cat — which had a Starburst tongue, marshmallow cheeks and paws, and spaghetti whiskers — just finished its meal. (12/2008)

Cabinet Cake

Cabinet CakeTo celebrate the completion of this kitchen remodel, the installing contractor asked for a vegan cake that would copy the kind of kitchen wall cabinets installed.
He wanted something that would be descriptive yet attractive for the homeowner. So a two-part cake was created. The top part was to be a cabinet door of the style used in the kitchen and the bottom was the box of the cabinet, which would hold an edible picture of the finished kitchen.
The door itself was shaped from vegan marshmallows and rice krispies. The pull is gum paste. The cabinet box was vegan chocolate cake covered with white chocolate with an edible picture of the finished kitchen (not shown). (8/2011)

Spaghetti Cake

SpaghettiFor pasta lovers everywhere, but in this case, also a going-away treat. This realistic-looking golden vanilla cake was as edible as a real plate of spaghetti — even the plate, silverware and napkin are edible. The only thing left to do was to lick your fingers because there would be nothing left for the dishwasher to wash. Fondant noodles covered with thinned “red sauce” frosting, with nestled chocolate balls as the meat. Powdered sugar was the finishing touch, to represent Parmesan cheese topping. (8/2007)

Studied Bible Cake

Four layers, two tiers. The bottom tier was made of 3 kinds of chocolate: rick dark chocolate cake, bitter sweet chocolate gouache filling and semi-sweet glazing for the outside covering. The top layer, the Bible, was vanilla cake with thin raspberry fillings and a single butter-cream filling. All covered with butter-cream. The trim was chocolate butter-cream lightly flavored with peppermint. The butterfly is made of gum paste—but it was the only thing not edible on this cake because of some small wires in it. Ecclesiastes 3: 13 was their chosen scripture theme of the occasion and so this is featured. I added actual edible print-outs of the pages in the large print study Bible subtly highlighting in pink food coloring the text at John 17:17. I tried to create a Bible cake that would look like a personal, worn, ‘study’ copy. What do you think, did I get close to achieving this? (9/2012)

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