Thanks to all those CCer's who inspired this cake!! I have only worked with fondant a few times, so it was a bit of a challenge and very time consuming to pull this off. And I am very happy with the end result! Marble cake covered in chocolate fondant (rolled out on crumpled parchment for a leathery look that was awesome but doesn't show in the pics!) Gold luster dust painted over impressions of the letters for the titles on top and sides...the top book is the latest published and the reason for the celebration; the bottom book depicts the first book this author published. The authors name was painted on with the gold luster dust too, freehand. Book worm adds just a little whimsy and a good way to say "congrats!"