About the Book
  • Watching the sunrise
  • Making sandcastles
  • Sending a care package
  • Eating cake for breakfast

Each of these activities is small, but paramount to happiness. Readers will open Eat Cake for Breakfast to find one hundred different ways to incorporate joy into their daily lives, all prompted by author Viola Sutanto’s mission to affirm humanity during her daughter’s life threatening medical treatment.

Inspired by the 100 Day Project, Sutanto embarked on a journey to uplift her family and her community with dozens of actionable suggestions for happiness. Her delicately colorful illustrations will immerse readers with each recommendation. No matter how tough life gets, happiness can be found in even the smallest acts of intentional joy. 

Eat Cake for Breakfast is a tribute to the medical team at the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital in Oakland, CA, where Viola’s daughter was treated for bone marrow failure. A portion of all proceeds will be donated to support their incredible work.

Awards and Press

Meet the Author and Illustrator

As a design entrepreneur, Viola Sutanto has worn many hats, from leading creative teams, designing product assortments, developing a global supply chain at scale, to growing a long-lasting brand with a team of like-minded folks. Her work has been featured on the Today Show, Real Simple, O magazine, Design Sponge, OhJoy and numerous blogs and publications. Viola is a 22 winner of the prestigious Tony Burch Foundation fellowship for women entrepreneurs. She lives with her husband and two kids in the San Francisco Bay Area.