Loyal wrecky librarian Saima has informed me that this week is National Library Week. Now, when I was a kid we made weekly visits to our local library, and every week I came home with a teetering stack of books taller than I was, so libraries are near and dear to my heart. That little building was my literary nirvana - a kind of free candy shop, where the lollipops were spun poetry, and the chocolate bars were the stuff of legends, sci-fi, and fantasy.
So today, I'm dedicating these delicious book-inspired Sweets to Saima and all of her fellow librarians and library workers. Shush on, my friends. Shush on.
Alice in Wonderland:
The painted roses cupcake is genius. GENIUS, I say!
Handpainted *and* little ducklings around the edge? Awesome!
I'm in awe of this Chronicles of Narnia gem:
This one is a map of the land of Oz:
Love the design!
This one combines several of the classic Mother Goose stories:
And I'm sure you can spot Beatrix Potter's classic style anywhere:
Another classic: Goldilocks and the Three Bears:
Here's a more modern entry - and if you haven't read it yet, I highly recommend The Hunger Games:
These are all inspired by Pratchett's YA series beginning with The Wee Free Men. The 9-year-old heroine, Tiffany Aching, is a hedge witch aided by tiny blue men called the Nac Mac Feegles, who are always spoiling for a fight and almost always drunk. (Did I mention these books are funny?)
If you look closely, you'll see outlines of the Feegles on the tier below Tiffany's hat:
Besides the main cake is a bottle of sheep liniment (Tiffany's family raises sheep), a block of cheese (which she's quite good at making) and two of the books she consults frequently...in the book. Heh. I love it when a baker nails the details this well! So cool.
Have a Sweet to nominate? Then send it to Sunday Sweets [at] Cake Wrecks [dot] com.
Now, go visit your local library. :)