Monday, February 25, 2013

C.S. Lewis Cake

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!! 

15 comments:

  1. It's such a nice gesture! It gives the cake personality :D

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  2. That is amazing! I'm a huge C.S. Lewis fan and happen to share a birthday with him, so I have a lot of appreciation for a birthday cake with his portrait on it. I've dabbled in some Inklings inspired baking on occasion myself: a Bag End cake for my husband's birthday, and Mrs. Beaver's marmalade rolls for a Narnia movie night we had. This, pun intended, really does take the cake though! You rock!

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    1. Wow, a Bag End cake! That is impressive! And I'm smiling just thinking about Mrs. Beaver's marmalade rolls... :)

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  3. This is fantastic! Such a fun idea. You are so much more creative than I am. :)

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    1. Haha, thank you, though I seriously doubt that. ;)

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  4. What a fabulous idea! It turned out wonderfully well. I'm definitely impressed. :)

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  5. Good job, Susan! And what a wonderful way to celebrate a great author as well as celebrating a friend's birthday. So very thoughtful. :)

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  6. What an awesome idea! When you commented on my blog, for some reason I expected to see Turkish Delight. lol

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    1. Hah! I actually like Turkish Delight, but I would have no idea how to make it... o_o

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  7. Wow, that looks like a tasty cake! Good job on the design too!

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  8. I just realized you *could* accomplish intentional shading if you were careful about how thick you made the powdered sugar in different areas. Tyler-Rose, let's open our literary, gluten-free bakery. I'm ready.

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