Though I have all of the baking prowess of a self-aware shellfish, I appreciate other people’s skills in that area, especially during this time of year. I recently stumbled across a wonderful baker, Kathy Knaus who fills that cake shaped hole in my heart. Kathy has created a very detailed, multi-tiered library cake.
The inside view of the cake likely looks very familiar. Gumdrops stand in for the ubiquitous green lamps that appear in many libraries. The books, globes, and other details were created using fondant, and Kathy used edible dyes, pens, and paints to add various other details. It is obvious that a lot of love and care went into the cake’s creation.
I suspect that a classic gingerbread house could also be transformed into a gingerbread library, so if any of you decide to be ambitious and make something similar, you’ll have to share your creation. For fear of ending up on a baking fail list, I’ll leave that task to you.
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Image Attribution: Kathy Knaus, https://www.facebook.com/katknaus