30 Gorgeous and Delicious Literary Cakes


This week, our mouths (and minds!) watered looking at a few delightful book cakes over at Shelf Life. Hungry as we are, we couldn’t resist scouring the Internet for more, from highbrow tomes to children’s books to full-scale collections in vanilla frosting. After the jump, check out 30 delicious looking literary cakes — and let us know which one you’d most like to bake (or eat) in the comments.

The Unbearable Lightness of Being

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

Atlas Shrugged

The Chronicles of Narnia

The Catcher in the Rye

The Help

Little Women


The Giving Tree

Where the Wild Things Are

Cinderella , Peter Pan, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Where the Red Fern Grows

Jane Austen

Infinite Jest

James and the Giant Peach

The Very Hungry Caterpillar


Goodnight Moon

A Mini Library

The Lightning Thief

Green Eggs and Ham

A highly literary wedding cake

Pride and Prejudice

The Night Circus

The Works of Roald Dahl

The Harry Potter Series

Penguin Classics Collection

Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

Edgar Alan Poe