One very talented baker has created an exceptional cake that captures the interior of a cosy library.
The scrumptious creation is by Kathy Knaus, a baker believed to live in Vienna, Austria who shares her weird and wonderful cakes inspired by anything from sushi to a flower pot of tulips on her Facebook page.
Her detailed library cake was posted in 2013 but it has recently resurfaced and gone viral in the food blogging world.
One side of the multidimensional cake features doors into the brick building, flanked by potted plants. The other side reveals a traditional library interior, complete with a floor-to-ceiling wall of book shelves, a ladder leading up to the second floor of the library, a wonderfully cluttered reading table with two table lamps made of gumdrops and a large globe.
In spirit of this gastronomic wonder we searched the internet for other literary-inspired cakes and stumbled upon some serious works of art. Take a look below:
Princeton Public Library cake
In 2010, Princeton Public Library in New Jersey celebrated its 100th birthday with this brilliant stack of cake books.
A cake book stand
Author of Cherry Tucker Mystery Series, Larissa Reinhart commissioned this book cart cake to promote her third book. Now that's some appetising advertising.
Edible book cake toppers
Images: Victorias Kitchen via Pinterest
British bakery Victorias Kitchen caused quite a stir when owner Victoria Gadsdon made icing book toppers for her sister's 50th birthday. She has been asked to recreate them countless times for other birthdays, weddings and book launches.
A book fan cake
It's unknown who this cake creation belongs to but it captures the office of a true book enthusiast.