I loved this book despite the fact I used up a box of tissues while reading it! If you haven’t heard of The Fault In Our Stars, you must get to the library/bookstore/iBooks now! It is a super easy read, and despite the heavy underlying storyline, it remains somewhat light and fun to read.
I heard rave reviews about the book on Amazon, but the aspect that made me want to read it the most was that it was written by a fellow YouTuber!! John Green and his brother run the channel VlogBrothers, where they are “raising nerdy to the power of awesome.” Obviously with the success of TFiOS (and his other novels) he is a New York Times Bestseller and an award winning author.
I received a TON of requests for TFiOS cake on my YouTube channel, and knowing that I couldn’t let my YT subscribers down, I had to come up with a way to make the story into a cake. At first I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to make a book cake, but it just wasn’t interesting enough. I still plan to make a book cake tutorial, but it’s on the back burner.
Being that I was constructing a cake about a serious topic (cancer), I wanted to keep it light and hopeful– no sense of pulling the tissue box out when there is cake around! I’ve been wanting to make a pull apart cupcake cake for a while, and with the black and white clouds on the cover of the book, making the pull apart cake was the perfect match!
Filming the video was slightly awkward as I couldn’t pipe the words upside down, so you’re probably going to have to turn your computer around to see me working on the piping portion of the cake. When we build our new studio, I will have to make sure we have somewhere to place the camera over my shoulder! Sorry ’bout that!
I haven’t been to see the movie yet, and I’m not sure if I will. I am always disappointed when I go to see movies that have been made from books!!! Is that bad? Or do you feel the same way? Let me know I’m not alone!!! If you haven’t read the book yet, you can get it HERE
How to make The Fault In Our Stars Pull Apart Cupcake Cake
- 22 prepared blue cupcakes
- Black buttercream
- White buttercream
- 19″x13″ cake board
- Icing tips Wilton 1, 2, 3, 1A
- Prepare cupcakes and allow to cool completely.
- Place 1A tip in piping bag and fill with black buttercream. Place 1A tip in piping bag and fill with white buttercream. Place #3 tip in piping bag and fill with black buttercream. Place #3 tip in piping bag and fill with white buttercream.
- Arrange cupcakes on cake board in the shape of two clouds.
- Using black icing with 1A tip, “attach/glue” cupcakes to the cake board by placing a dollop of icing on the bottom of the cupcake. Repeat for all black cloud cupcakes.
- Continue using 1A tip and pipe the border of the cloud around the outside of the cupcakes. Fill any gaps between cupcakes with additional buttercream. Cover all of the black cloud cupcakes with black icing, and use an offset spatula to smooth the surface to look like one cake.
- Repeat steps 4 and 5 for white cloud.
- Using black icing with #3 (#1, or #2) tip, write “The Fault in Our Stars” in the centre of the white cloud.
- Using white icing with #3 (#1, or #2) tip, write “John Green” in the centre of the black cloud.
- Continue using smaller tips to write common sayings and quotes from the book, such as, “Okay? Okay.” ”. . . all at once”, “infinity”, ”Hazel Grace”, “Augustus”.
- Serve immediately, or refrigerate for 2-3 days.