Thursday, April 22, 2010

This Book is So Money!

"The Wealth of Nations", is the title of the masterpiece written by Scottish economist and philosopher Adam Smith. First published back in 1776, the book advocates a free market economy and is considered to be the basis for modern economic theory. When we received the order for this cake, our client explained Adam Smith's "Wealth of Nations" was her husband's favorite book and she would be purchasing the cake as a surprise for his 36th birthday. She told us her husband is the CFO at a large hospital and deals with money all day long. There are many different versions of the book available, including the softcover book that has a profile of Adam Smith, but she liked the look of the earlier editions that are bound in leather, and would it be possible for Rick to integrate the two? That wouldn't be a problem. She requested for the book to be made in shades of green, the color of money. Rick sculpted the book and handpainted the cover. We don't use computer print outs, he did it the old-fashioned time consuming way, appropriate for a book published in the 1700's. Thankfully, the book is generally referred to by its shortened title "The Wealth of Nations", and not its original title "An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations", which would be a whole lot of fun writing onto a cake! Happy Birthday, Paul. You're So Money!

Aloha, 'til next time!

1 comment:

BellaLovesPink said...

I can't even imagine how difficult it was to hand paint that profile! Great job!

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