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Baker creates a cake library, plus other amazing literary-inspired bakes

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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

Image: Princeton Public Library/Flickr via Pinterest

In 2010, Princeton Public Library in New Jersey celebrated its 100th birthday with this brilliant stack of cake books.

Book Club Cupcakes

Image: catchmyparty.com via Pinterest

A book club party in Cananda went all out with book-inspired treats, from water bottle labels made from book passages to cupcakes set in mini teacups and topped with an edible book.

A cake book stand

Images: larissareinhart.blogspot.co.uk via Pinterest

Author of Cherry Tucker Mystery Series, Larissa Reinhart commissioned this book cart cake to promote her third book. Now that's some appetising advertising.

Bodleian Library, University of Oxford cake

Image: Sally Crossthwaite/Flickr via Pinterest

Flickr user Sally Crossthwaite saw this cake replica of the Bodleian library, the main research library of the University of Oxford and one of the oldest libraries in Europe, in a cake shop window.

Book puff pastry

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This book-shaped coffee pastry is credited to Monégasque gourmey chef Alain Ducasse, who currently heads up London's The Dorchester.

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

Image: Pinterest

It's unknown who this cake creation belongs to but it captures the office of a true book enthusiast.

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