I thought this would be a fun cake to share around back to school season. This cake was made for a special teacher to celebrate her retirement. Her husband wanted to surprise her with a great cake, so he called me and gave me freedom to design whatever I wanted. At first I was going to design a pretty cake with flowers and sparkle, but I quickly changed my mind. It had to be a cake celebrating her great career!
I covered the cake board in a thin layer of black royal icing. Once it was dry, I painted “Congrats Judy” with white gel food color to look like a chalk board. I included a piece of fondant chalk nearby. The apple is made from rice crispy treats covered in red fondant.
I love making book cakes now, it’s my new obsession! My first book cake was made for a graduation, and I couldn’t wait to make another one. I made the bottom tier a simple green to compliment the apple. I called that one “lesson plan”. The top tier is meant to look like a marble notebook. I used a clean and new kitchen sponge dipped in black gel food coloring to dab on the marbled design. I really like how it turned out!