Sunday, January 24, 2010

Karen Healey is the Best!

I decided to email the pictures of the Guardian of the Dead cake to the wonderful author, Karen Healey, as well as our praise of the book! While I hoped that she would enjoy the pictures, her response was more than I could have hoped for! Not only did she send me an email expressing her joy and thanks, she made us these "Cupcakes of Gratitude!" How cute is that??? We are all so happy that we got to share our work with the author of the novel for the first time, and this was perfect for boosting our confidence! :)

Monday, January 18, 2010

Guardian of the Dead Cake!

Guardian of the Dead will not actually be released until April, but my mom got a free advanced copy. I ended loving it so much that I could not wait until April for the book group to read it! The main character and narrator, Ellie, is completely awesome! She is certainly no boring Bella Swan! While the ending was a bit...odd, everyone should read this when it comes out, especially girls! It is funny, exciting, and the type of fantasy you can enjoy without being a fantasy lover.

We decided to base the cake on the magical mask that Ellie discovers. And the random octopus/sea monster thing? Well, you'll have to read the book to find out what that is about!

Pride and Prejudice and Zombie Cake!

I am finally putting these up! It's only been, you know, a few months since they were taken! Here is our epic cake from Pride and Prejudice and Zombies! This takes place during the ball at Netherfield, when zombies break up the festivities to devour the brains of the dancers. The heroic zombie-fighting Bennet sisters take their place in the center of the action, forming their unbeatable Pentagram of Death!

If you are a Jane Austen lover and enjoy dark comedy, definitely read Pride and Prejudice and Zombies!

Sunday, September 20, 2009


I hope everyone had a great summer, and a fabulous start of the school year! I think it's time to get our favorite book/ cake club going again, eh? Since we love covering our cakes in blood so much and love Jane Austen, I think it's time we did "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies." For those of you unfamiliar with the concept, Seth Grahame-Smith took Jane Austen's book and added in lots of gory zombie violence to the plot! Sounds fun!

I am not sure when the next meeting will be, but there must be some day where there isn't marching band! In the mean time, start reading!

By the way, if you are wondering why pictures of our last cake never were posted, we ended up being a bit more into talking to people on Charles's X-box than working on the cake. First we couldn't get it out of the pan, then whatever we tried to add only made it look, that was kind of a fail.

Monday, May 4, 2009

New book!

Sorry about the delay in posting this, but as many of you know, the new book is Song of the Sparrow by Lisa Ann Sandell.

It is a book written in verse about the Lady of Shalott, and I really encourage everyone to read it, I loved it!

Sunday, April 26, 2009


So, our "Rebecca" cake wasn't quite as magnificent as the Grimm's cake, we stuck to something pretty simple. This is Rebecca's dead body with the bullet wound in her heart. I am not exactly sure how much time has passed since she died, since there is still blood, and yet her hair has already been "turned white by the sea" and there are fish in it! But, it's a cake, so I guess it doesn't have to be exactly realistic!

The creepy pink and orange and green thing is another one of Caroline's creepy creatures (yay, alliteration!) made of fondant. It is apparently Jasper the dog. He is eating Rebecca's face. This time we couldn't just cover it up and make it a hill. Haha.
We know she got shot, it was just fun to stick the knife in. Ok, that sounds like we have a really sick sense of humor, but it was a cake!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Pictures Below!

Definitely click on the pictures to make them larger, especially the overall view of the cake! My "Clever Alice" is the face on the side of the mountain with a peanut body and the hatchet over her head! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAA! You really have to read that story....And if you read the blue letters in the cake that say FOX, it is Caroline's marker to the fox that we buried and made a hill. Sorry, Caroline, we just were a little creeped out by that thing!

Oh, and we are rescheduling Rebecca for this weekend, so you can still read it!!!