I need to make a fondant cake look like three stacked books. Can I piece the fondant together instead of wrapping the whole board and cake in fondant? Thanks.
make three seperate cakes covered with fondant and then stack them.
the books I did were easy just time consuming. a thick piece of white scored fondant with the lines was placed on the 3 sides for the pages. the spine and top cover were one piece. i added a TON of tylose to the colored fondant. rolled it out just under 1/4 inch thick. let it set up some before i put it on the cake. go no more than 1/4 inch over the top edge of the cake or cover will droop. I propped the corners up with viva for a while so they would not droop. the bottm "cover" is just strips (1/4 inch wide) applied along the bottom white part of the pages.
Don't mean to change the subject but what does the tylose do? I made black fondant and by the time I got the color I wanted the fondant was really soft.
tylose stiffens it up nice! tylose is an ingredient in gumpaste
Sugar Shack, how much BC do you put on the cake before putting on the fondant?
You answered my question. Thanks! I knew I had to cover each cake individually but was wondering if it would work to have the bottom "cover" just be the 1/4" strips along the "pages." I'll try it.
yep, it works fine!
I just loved the books you did for your son! I am goint to attempt to do a set. wish me luck!!!
I created a stack of 3 books for my own graduation celebration. - http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1247507.html
I found scoring the page marks in the white fondant much easier once it was on the cake but that is really personal preference. I made the cakes in a similar method to that mentioned by SugarShack, ie. using a 5mm(1/4") strip of coloured fondant around the base. However, I did not use tylose or any hardening agent. I just left ample time for the icing to harden on its own.
I have attached a picture of two of the tiers before stacking. In the back ground you can see my 5cm(2") scale model of what I wanted it to look like Probably a bit of my engineering back ground coming out.