Infinite Cake

The book and the cake

The book and the cake

Today marks the end of Infinite Summer, the season-long, worldwide reading of David Foster Wallace’s novel Infinite Jest.  I was asked by my cohorts at Skylight Books to create some Infinite Jest related desserts, and as a result created this cake, with a chocolate cover modeled on my worn paperback copy of the book.

This is the second time i’ve done a DFW dessert, the first being the signing Skylight hosted with the author way back when the book first came out in paperback.  I made oatmeal cookies that Wallace loved, and i’ve made them again for this evening.  In a fit of baking, I also created chocolate glazed cupcakes with Jest-related symbology:

Are cupcakes footnotes of cake?

Infinite Cupcakes

This was a different kind of chocolate project than I usually do, and as my boyfriend noted, maybe “the least rockin’ cake i’ve ever seen”.  However, being a total book nerd, and having at one point contemplated making a chocolate Richard Brautigan, I think Infinite Jest makes a pretty rockin’ cake.

DFW

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3 Responses to “Infinite Cake”


  1. 1 Cheese Spread September 23, 2009 at 10:48 am

    Brilliant, Out of the world! I loved your work.

  2. 2 Kirstin November 9, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    Girl, you got skills. Beautiful cake. Should I run out and go buy the book?


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