Today is Lewis Carroll’s birthday. He would be 180 if he was still alive. While Carroll is best known for his books Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland and its sequel, Through the Looking Glass, Carroll also wrote the poem “The Hunting of the Snark.” He was also a clever inventor, creating the nyctograph, a device that allowed him to take notes in the dark. Writers know that some of the best ideas come in the middle of the night, and Carroll wanted to be able to jot down those ideas without getting out of bed to find a light source. He was also a bit of a mathematical wiz, something I’ll never be.
In honor of Lewis Carroll’s birthday, I’m closing out my Alice in Wonderland Week with a look at some of the coolest Alice-inspired cakes on Pinterest. I hope you all enjoyed my Alice-centric week!