It’s been a while since I’ve done any really hard-core cake decorating. And with a new little bean coming in less than 8 weeks (yikes) it could be several months before I tackle another project like this. But let’s not rule out the possibility that I could lose my mind and take on something ridiculous a week before delivery. It wouldn’t be the first time.

My sister-in-law has read Pride and Prejudice probably 40 times. Rounded to the nearest 40. This is serious, folks. Time for a book cake.

Happy birthday, Ruth! Here’s to many more. Rides through Pride and Prejudice, that is.

Oh, and don’t let me forget to post the recipe for the carrot cake that I buried under all that fondant.