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Coolest Nancy Drew Book Mystery Cake

by Pamela R.
(Snohomish, WA)

Homemade Nancy Drew Book Mystery Cake

Homemade Nancy Drew Book Mystery Cake

My daughter loves Nancy Drew books and wanted a homemade Nancy Drew book mystery cake for her 10th birthday.

The book cake itself was easy enough to make. I stacked 2 sheet cakes and carved one edge just a little to make it slightly rounded. I then frosted it with buttercream icing and covered it with marshmallow fondant dyed yellow to match her actual books. I couldn't get one sheet of fondant large enough to cover the entire cake so I covered just the top with one sheet and then another bit along the spine. To cover the crease where the fondant met I rolled a small "snake" of fondant and placed it over the crease. It actually helped to create the look of the spine.

I used white fondant for the pages and lightly pressed some lines into the fondant to appear as pages. I ordered an edible photo of my daughter in her Nancy Drew Costume from Halloween and used that as the cover art. Since I'm a glutton for punishment I decided to sculpt a flashlight and magnifying glass out of modeling chocolate. For the glass in each I made some peppermint hard candy. I made an indentation in the chocolate of each item and carefully placed the "glass" in the grooves. It worked perfectly!

I created a mini figure of my daughter out of the leftover fondant. I also made a mini magnifying glass out of the leftover modeling chocolate and a small piece of cracked candy for her to hold. Last, I made a library card out of fondant (let it dry for 3 days) and edible markers. This homemade Nancy Drew book mystery cake took some time but it was well worth it and both my daughter and I were pleased with the results.

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This is AWESOME!!
by: Mel0

I love Nancy Drew and its so neat to see your cake! Very smart and creative, just like Nancy herself :)

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