Make A Book Cake. (Closed)

Decorating By mellormom Updated 30 Apr 2008 , 1:04pm by mellormom

mellormom Posted 29 Apr 2008 , 5:56pm
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I'm sure this is in here somewhere but I have trouble searching the articles.
I just need to know hoe the fondant goes on because it is on the bottom too. Do you just lay it down and then put the cake on and wrap it around the cake? Just want to make sure before I waist my time and money doing it wrong. icon_smile.gif

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mellormom Posted 29 Apr 2008 , 7:48pm
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Oops not hoe how. LOL

Bettycrockermommy Posted 29 Apr 2008 , 8:33pm
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I would probably make it just how you described. When I made my open book cake, that is how I did it.

Hopefully someone who has had some experience with this will see this post and be able to help you more.

Good Luck!

summernoelle Posted 29 Apr 2008 , 11:50pm
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That is exactly how I my Harry Potter books. Just roll out a rectangle of fondant, put the cake down, and "wrap" it. The pages were cut afterwards.
Good luck!

JanetBme Posted 30 Apr 2008 , 1:10am
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I cut out my covers seperately and let them dry. I ice the cake in bc, use a comb to make the pages. Then put on the covers- then for the spine, flat ones I put on while the fondant is still pliable. Rounded ones I dry in white wilton former and pipe a bc spine then put on the dried one. These were done visiting my dad with no cake tools at all except my airbrush. So it's pretty easy to do-especially if you want an antique look! hth

leily Posted 30 Apr 2008 , 1:12am
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I gave some detailed directions in this recent topic.


Bettycrockermommy Posted 30 Apr 2008 , 1:29am
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That is a great tutorial. You should consider submitting an article.

leily Posted 30 Apr 2008 , 1:54am
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Originally Posted by Bettycrockermommy


That is a great tutorial. You should consider submitting an article.

Thank you! I have it on my to do list, but I am waiting until I have a chace to do another book cake. Then I can do photos too.

mellormom Posted 30 Apr 2008 , 1:04pm
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Thanks a lot everyone! The answers were really helpful!

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