I made two cakes in March. One was for my sister-in-law's birthday. She requested a hobbit cake. She wants me to do a hobbit house for her daughter's birthday in May so she wanted something different than that. I decided to make a book.
The cake was a chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream. I thought about using the leftover maroon fondant from my mom's cake in February, but I decided to make green instead. I put a strip of white fondant around the cake for the pages. I used a fondant tool to add lines, and I used luster dust and cocoa powder to age the pages. I added some fondant strips on the binding before I covered the whole cake in the green fondant. I then etched in the lettering and J. R. R. Tolkien's logo. After that, I painted the letters and the binding with a paste made from vodka and gold luster dust. My sister-in-law really liked her cake.
The next cake was for my niece's 2nd birthday. Her mom asked me to make a 'Melmo' cake. So, I started by searching for inspiration. I found the following Elmo Cake and used the same color scheme modifying my final version a little.
The cake was white confetti cake with buttercream frosting then covered in yellow fondant. I used cookie cutters for the big and little Elmos, stars and two. The letters for the name were cut by hand.