Do you think a book cake would be possible with buttercream? I know it won't look as realistic. It's kind of an artsy cover so I thought maybe a BCT would be best for the cover. Would the pages be able to be in buttercream? Like maybe wait until it crusts and then put lines in it? They don't want the cake all fondant, but I could do the pages in fondant? What do you all think? Would it look okay?
I do book cakes in buttercream all the time. "I" think they look fine esp. if you let it crust well.
I'm pretty sure it's possible. Just do the viva paper towel smoothing or the Melvira method for smoothing. What about Rolled Butter Cream? I just made my first batch and I am loving it. But I'm just using it for cookies, not cake.
Are you making a cooked buttercream or the powdered sugar kind? Silvia Weinstock uses the cooked buttercream and she can make ANYTHING with it.
hmm, I always use basic crusting buttercream, but maybe I should consider giving something else a try. Could you still get overhanging edges with buttercream? Or would it just break off?
PS. you guys are so great!!
My book cake in my photos is buttercream.
Me too...it's on my website
Okay I tried it. It didn't turn out at all like all of your's did lol! But I am just learning. I think the FBCT was the problem. It was ok though because it was for a college class and for college students free food is free food! Thanks all for replying, I will be trying this again.