How hard is it to carve an open book cake? I noticed there is a pan for this but I have a cake this weekend to do and I don't have any cakes stores real close to purchase one this soon of notice. Do you put 2 different carved sheet cakes together or just carve one whole sheet cake to look like a book? Thanks for the help in advance!
It isn't too hard. I tried it only once (with the encouragement of CCers); but then I got the special pan instead. You can use two cakes side by side if the total is the size you need. If you need smaller, then carve a V out of the center on one sheetcake and carve the side edges diagonally downward.
I find it easier to use one pan if you can make the right size. Carve a v out of the center, a little dip toward the edge to give the page curve. I find it better to carve this over purchasing another cake pan. It is relatively easier, less expensive, and where am I to put ANOTHER pan? Good luck!