Stack Of Books---Help

Decorating By iwalk Updated 17 Sep 2010 , 10:42am by Kahlua

iwalk Posted 15 May 2008 , 3:29pm
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I can't seem to find any discussion or directions for the stack of books cakes with fondant. Can someone point me in the right directionl. Thank you.

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mcdonald Posted 15 May 2008 , 3:36pm
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I sure wish I could help you. I tried this the other day on a cake and it was a disaster!! I tried to wrap my fondant around some styrofoams blocks and it just fell off!!!! I would guess that you could shape small cakes to cover in fondant? Maybe rice crispie treats but then I don't think you would get the smooth surface.

leily Posted 15 May 2008 , 11:51pm
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Duplicate post please see other for additional answers

To answer your question though, recently I posted some written out directions in another thread on the same topic. Take a look at this and see if it answers most of your questions... if it doesn't just ask some more and I would be happy to answer if I can.

iwalk Posted 16 May 2008 , 1:19pm
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I checked out your directions and they are so helpful. I am starting on this today and I hope it doesn't take 30-35 hrs. yikes. mine is not as large so wish me luck

Sarsi Posted 16 May 2008 , 1:56pm
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I tried the way posted above, and it was SO hard to do!!! It didn't work good for me AT ALL!! So, give it a try, and if it doesn't work for you, here's how I did it....

1. have your cake on a cake board, covered with crumb coating...

2. roll out your fondant and measure so that it will be the correct width of cake (long side) +1/4" for overhang... and long enough to cover the top and "binding" side of book cake...

3. lay the fondant on top of the book and smooth it so its just barely wraping around the cake board. Stack now if you're going to be making a stacked book cake...

4. measure out the correct width and length of white fondant and wrap around the "pages" area. Use pizza cutter or ruler for pages.

5. using clay gun and a thin slit attachment, make a long flat thread of the same color you used for the book cover. Use water to "glue it to the cover and gently butt it up to the "pages" all around the bottom of cake. This will be a mock cover.

I think it looks even better than the other way posted and was a million times easier!!! Keep us posted!!!

thecakemaker Posted 16 May 2008 , 2:20pm
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I make mine pretty much how Sarsi says. I've not done a stack though just a single book.


YALANTZI Posted 16 May 2008 , 2:21pm
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That sounds much better. I just made some books and they came out horrible!! the directions look easy but once you start it pretty hard.

monkeydust Posted 16 May 2008 , 2:27pm
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thanks for the help. I will be needing this soon.

SweetArt Posted 16 May 2008 , 2:41pm
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I've done book cakes using both methods and would also say that the method that Sarsi described is much easier.

iwalk Posted 16 May 2008 , 6:47pm
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Thanks for the photos, so helpful. What sizes are these books. I do have to say this way does sound easier, Sarsi. I will let you know how it goes. Thanks again.

Sarsi Posted 16 May 2008 , 6:54pm
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Oh man, I don't remember what size they were... um, the bottom was 9X13"...and the other two were about 9X6? and 6X4??? I don't really know about the top sizes. I did the 9X13 the other way and hated it, so came up with "my" way....

leily Posted 16 May 2008 , 9:53pm
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Originally Posted by Sarsi

5. using clay gun and a thin slit attachment, make a long flat thread of the same color you used for the book cover. Use water to "glue it to the cover and gently butt it up to the "pages" all around the bottom of cake. This will be a mock cover.

Thank you for this information. I do not have a glay gun yet.. .but this may be a good excuse to go get one... what brand do you use?

Sarsi Posted 16 May 2008 , 10:11pm
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Makin's Profesional....its green...with a screw top so you dont have to squeeze it, its really nice!!!

I can give you another excuse not to get one LOL!!

You could just cut thin strips of fondant.... icon_biggrin.gif

Jossiep Posted 15 Sep 2010 , 12:59pm
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Thanks for your help....

hsmomma Posted 15 Sep 2010 , 2:21pm
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Absolutely the way Sarsi described is the way to go. That's exactly how I do mine. It super easy and the effect is awesome. I believe one of mine is in my photos (tall graduation cake with books as a mid tier).

Sarsi's picture is a great example!! I bet that will help alot of people. It's awesome what we can learn from eachother.

Kahlua Posted 17 Sep 2010 , 10:42am
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Just a side note on the clay gun, they can be quite expensive, I've found play-doh toys that do the exact same thing and are easier to use, they even have more designs and so much cheaper!

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