I shared this Stack of Law Books Groom’s Cake on Facebook right after I finished it, but I never got a chance to write a blog post about it!
And since I shared the wedding cake yesterday (from the same wedding as this groom’s cake), I wanted to go ahead and get this posted too!
I was very intimidated by this cake! Not only had I never done a stack of books cake, I also had a groom who was a stickler for details.
That’s not a bad thing, I’m a stickler for details. But since it was his groom’s cake for his wedding day… I really wanted to get it right and make it perfect!
So the groom had just graduated from law school not too long before the wedding. He thought a stack of books would be a perfect cake to represent his interests and also thought his friends would get a kick out of it!
He sent me some measurements and pictures for the specific books/texts that he wanted and asked that I keep them proportional to each other. Not the same size as the real-life books, but the same size in proportion to one another.
And since they needed more servings of cake than the real-life book size would’ve provided, I had to whip out my math degree and make them bigger, but the same.
Are you confused yet? It took me a while to figure it out!
I honestly can’t remember the exact sizes I used, but I know it ended up being around 100 servings of cake (BIG)! It was all caramel cake too… yum-yum!
So after baking and filling and stacking the cakes, I put them together one at a time using lots of bubble tea straws to support each book!
I don’t have the pictures to show you exactly how I did this (so sorry!), although I can tell you that I first used a written-out tutorial that Peggy Does Cake wrote up on Facebook as my guide and I also found a video tutorial on MyCakeSchool (membership required to watch).
For the lettering, I wanted it to be really authentic looking
and I suck at writing on cake, so opted to use edible images printed by Tasty Prints. My son Joshua helped me create the images based on pictures of the real books that the groom had sent me, then I emailed them to Amanda at Tasty Prints and she took care of the rest!
The BlueBook is the book that the groom wanted on top and really wanted to be spot on… here’s a picture of the real book:
and here is the cake top:
Isn’t that pretty amazing? I loved this cake when it was all said and done and so did the groom – which is what mattered most!
Do you have any questions about this cake? Please feel free to leave a comment and I’ll help if I can!
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