Need Stacked Books Done In Buttercream Advice

Decorating By dee-lite Updated 3 Jun 2008 , 4:50pm by Jenn123

dee-lite Posted 2 Jun 2008 , 11:37pm
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Hi Guys-I am really nervous about a stacked book cake order I have for this weekend that I need to do in all BC...The part I am nervous about is getting the edges and pages right..Everyone does these in fondant and I guess I just wondered if anyone else has done these in BC and has any advice???? icon_redface.gif

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Jenn123 Posted 3 Jun 2008 , 1:42am
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I do. Be sure you use a crusting buttercream. Do you have an airbrush? I usually ice it all white. Round the spine an little by patting it. Use a dowel or something to indent the edge of the spine. Use something like a ruler or long knife to indent the pages (just give an impression of pages, it doesn't have to be perfect). Protect the page edges and spray the cover. Mix icing with the airbrush color to match and pipe the edges on.

leily Posted 3 Jun 2008 , 1:46am
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Jenn those books look great! I would not have guessed they were buttercream

katwomen1up Posted 3 Jun 2008 , 1:51am
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Jenn, those are awsome books!!! They look so real.


dee-lite Posted 3 Jun 2008 , 2:42pm
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Thanks sooo much that's pretty much what I had in my head except I dont have an airbrush so I guess I will have to be careful with edges! Your xakes are awesome I will post my results icon_rolleyes.gificon_smile.gif

Jenn123 Posted 3 Jun 2008 , 4:50pm
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Glad I could help! Can't wait to see your masterpiece!

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