Yesterday our suite mate and good friend had a birthday. She happens to be quite the fan of Clive Staples Lewis....
A couple days earlier, she told us about her mother's tradition of making her elaborately decorated birthday cakes. But she had never had a C. S. Lewis, or, as she would say, a "Clivesy" cake.
So I decided to make her one.
|Notice the crown of flames. Lol.|
I'd decorated cakes before by sprinkling powdered sugar over a doily, then removing the doily to reveal the pattern. So I simply made a C. S. Lewis "doily" by printing his portrait and cutting out the negative. (I make that sound a little easier than it was... There was a lot of faith involved and it actually came out looking better than I would have guessed from the paper cutouts.) I placed my paper outline over the icing, sifted the powdered sugar over top, carefully removed the paper, and...
Not a bad result, wouldn't you say?
Did I mention that our friend really liked it? That was the best part. ;)
What author's face would you like to see on a cake? Tyler-Rose and I are thinking about opening a bakery.
Also, check back on Wednesday, because we're having a guest post by my lovely CP, Kristina Perez, who will talk about the definition of "New Adult." If, like us, you've been wondering about this new genre/category, you will want to read this!!