This cake was lemon cake layers with chocolate Italian meringue buttercream. It was a 13"X18" sheet cake but since my oven is so small I have to piece together two 9"x13" cakes as I can't fit anything above 14" wide in my oven!
The 16" x 15" cake board is covered in black fondant to look like a chalk board. The cake was for a party for the Social Sciences division at a university. The names of the departments within the division are spelled out in white fondant to look like they are written with chalk.
The cake is covered in fondant to give the appearance of the book. I used bronze lustre dust for the accents to give it an authentic look. The pieces of chalk are made with fondant as is the ruler.
I added my blown sugar apple for the photos but it was not part of the cake - it just seemed to fit with the teaching theme. This cake came apart during the delivery which I was not expecting whatsoever. I was thankfully able to piece it back together with minimal damage but I hope that it is still the star of the party tonight!
This blog will follow my adventures with cake, pastry and all things sweet!