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The Magical Typewriter Of L. Frank Baum

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This marvelous Wizard of Oz Cake was made by Angela Penta Cakes. This cake won first place in the Wizard of Oz competition at the Cake Design Italian Festival. This cake features the antique typewriter of L. Frank Baum.  He is typing his famous book The Wizard of Oz.  Rising up from the typewriter are Dorothy, Toto, the Tin Woodman, the Cowardly Lion, and the Scarecrow.  This gorgeous cake is the most unique Wizard of Oz cake that I have ever seen.

The typewriter has a separate round key for each letter. The individual metal strikers for each key are in the middle of the typewriter. There is a black and red two spooled ribbon on the typewriter. The typewriter has the roller that holds the paper and it has the carriage return bar.  The cake board looks like an old wooden table with woodgrain and nails.

The baker’s inspiration for the cake was an old picture of L. Frank Baum, the author of The Wizard of Oz, sitting in front of his typewriter. She imagined the characters coming to life from the typewritten words of his story.

The cake is covered in fondant. The characters were hand painted to look like a book illustration.


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Here’s a close-up picture of Dorothy, the Tin Woodman, the Cowardly Lion, and the Scarecrow coming to life from the typewriter. Dorothy is holding Toto in her hand. The Tin Woodman is facing the other characters and his back is facing the person sitting at the typewriter. The black and red ribbon is just below him.


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Here’s a side view of the typewriter.  Look closely and you’ll see a crumpled sheet of paper which I suspect is a diploma, a grey metal heart filled with gears which is probably a watch, and a medal which I’m guessing is for courage. 


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The other side of the typewriter has poppies which I won’t sniff unless it is time for a nap and an apple which I’m guessing is from an enchanted tree.


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There are three large books behind the typewriter.