Tuesday, June 23, 2009

My Chocolate Cake Book

It's my cousin's 21st birthday. I have been baking his birthday cake since 3 years ago for his birthday parties. This time we thought of making it special for him by having a surprise party and I really wanted to make him something special, and fun of course.

At first I thought of making him a PS or something he wish to get... but lucky kid, he has everything he wants. Almost. Sis suggested a book and I thought it's a good idea! So we investigated with the birthday boy's younger sister on the subjects he's studying now and here's one of the chapters.



Made the book from one block of square cake, only needed to separate the two pieces by having a slightly slanting cut in the centre, flip over one of the pieces and trim the edges to become slight rounded. Not much wastage of cake which I really like, it's a pity to be throwing away cakes just because we need to achieve the shape (yeah, alternatively of course we can have all those "by product" for tea). Sis was the "writer" of this book and the contents are all valid contents!


Lightly cut out the shape of the pages with the pizza cutter and made some bookmarks for the book. Painted the book "cover" blue.



A pencil which was place loosely on the book so this can be kept as decorative item. But too bad, the kids broke the pencil and they ate it too.

Some complicated formulas and graphs...


The highlighter, which is more of the older design I suppose. I haven't been using highlighter and didn't have one at home, had to text cousin sis to get "contents" for the highlighter.

I always like studying while enjoying some snacks, and coffee was such a must during my school days. I didn't attempt to make a big mug, made a small one - for espresso! And a little cupcake (it's not a real cupcake).

Those on the cupcake are supposed to be chocolate stick, chocolate decorative item and a piece of marshmallow with chocolate drizzle (not "real" but edible, made of fondant).

The eraser, which was the easiest to make.


Fondant covered cake board which I tried to give a look of a wooden study desk. And it's very handy for sticking candles on.

Sis took cousin bro out to get lunch while we gotten the cake ready at home. The first reaction of the birthday boy besides being surprised was "eh, how come there's a book on the table?!" :)
It took cousin bro a long while before he finally cut into the cake... Here we were, eating the pages of the book. Haha...

Cross section - moist chocolate cake with milk chocolate icing (sandwich and cover).


Algebra anyone?

Alex's actual birthday is on this coming Thursday, happy birthday bro! Study hard :p

7 comments:

MasterChef said...

Alex also commented that the algebra really makes sense! So funny.. ha ha haaaaa... of course! I wrote it based on "Engineering Mathematics"! Although didn't managed to copy the whole question as not enough space, so don't try to solve it!

Bel Jee said...

Oh yeah, since they broke the pencil, Alex has requested for a new pencil, haven't got time to make that yet...

Hades said...

Simply stunning!! You can literally bake any object right?!
Looks very yummy too~~ =D

Bel Jee said...

Thanks Hades! Very encouraging message :)

waien said...

Wow, so so nice and I would really hesitate to cut it la. Lucky Alex... :)

Bel Jee said...

WaiEn!!! Didn't know you know the blog comment gadgets :p. Like CS said, you are better than him!

Maybe I can make you some accounting book the next time hehe...

MasterChef said...

We don't have accounting book to copy wo...

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