If you and your groom are a pair of book lovers, then this is the wedding cake for you. Pastry chef Roxanne Wickware of the Toronto bakery Roxycakes created this sculptural confection (which took nearly 80 hours to design and execute!) for a couple who wanted their dessert to represent their interests and personalities.They shared their favorite books with Roxanne, who was inspired to create this seven-tier wedding cake. Each book consisted of a single cake tier covered in white fondant; next, Roxanne embossed the sides to look like book pages, and even shaved down the corners to give the "pages" a worn look. The book covers were made from rolled sheets of gumpaste; Roxanne added the book titles to the spine by printing text onto frosting paper using food coloring ink. The finishing touch: a pair of Jonathan Adler salt-and-pepper shakers as cake toppers, in honor of the couple's favorite designer.
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