My amazing sister in law (Heather @ Ambrosia) graciously baked and formed this awesome book cake for our party.
moist amaretto + raspberry filling + butter cream frosting = D I V I V E!
I attempted the painting, and you know what... it wasn't as bad as I expected. The trick ... you can "erase" using water. The text was a bit too much for my abilities however. If only Dr. Seuss's was spelled without an s, I think I'd be fine.
As for recipies. Sorry, family recipe. But if you in the mood to try faker's fondant this marshmallow recipe works surprisingly well. It is easy and fun. Try it, you just might like it.