Here Are Book Cake Tips

Decorating By cserwa Updated 26 May 2014 , 10:51am by Cake Addit

Cakeonista Posted 28 May 2009 , 12:13am
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Thanks for all your hard work and info. I was actually researching myself becuase I am also making a graduation cake with books as the theme, tis the season. lol. This forum is very helpful, thanks again and I will post my pictures also.

Renaejrk Posted 8 Aug 2009 , 2:12pm
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Thanks for all your research!

MyDiwa Posted 8 Aug 2009 , 11:55pm
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So grateful for this!!!!!!

tame Posted 10 Aug 2009 , 4:38am
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'thanks

Sweet_Treats_1 Posted 12 Oct 2009 , 4:41pm
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cserwa
Thank you for posting this, I have been searching the internet book instructions for weeks with no luck. Thank You So Much!!!

cserwa Posted 17 Oct 2009 , 10:59pm
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No problem! I'm so glad the research helped people! I don't know why, but I quit getting email updates when people would post to this.

FullHouse Posted 4 Nov 2009 , 2:28pm
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Thank you, it helped me tremendously when my son wanted me to make him Harry Potter's Book of Spells.

cserwa Posted 4 Nov 2009 , 2:32pm
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FullHouse - Did you find any errors within the directions so I can go back and update or was everything pretty spot on?

FullHouse Posted 4 Nov 2009 , 3:39pm
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The directions worked perfectly, especially how to do the false back cover, that had me stumped for some reason. I used the method of cutting 3 strips w/a pizza cutter (2 shorter, 1 long), so simple, can't belive I couldn't figure it out before. I also added bronze luster dust to the white pages to make them look a bit worn. I wish the top of my book looked a bit stiffer on the edges, but other than that I was happy with it and my son LOVED it.
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cserwa Posted 4 Nov 2009 , 3:41pm
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Awesome! It turned out great!! Very nice job!!

FullHouse Posted 4 Nov 2009 , 3:45pm
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Thanks. I love this site, it's my "cake college" icon_smile.gif.

cserwa Posted 4 Nov 2009 , 3:50pm
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And it's free!!!

Sweet_Treats_1 Posted 4 Nov 2009 , 4:39pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by FullHouse

The directions worked perfectly, especially how to do the false back cover, that had me stumped for some reason. I used the method of cutting 3 strips w/a pizza cutter (2 shorter, 1 long), so simple, can't belive I couldn't figure it out before. I also added bronze luster dust to the white pages to make them look a bit worn. I wish the top of my book looked a bit stiffer on the edges, but other than that I was happy with it and my son LOVED it.



Your cake looks great! What did U make the glasses out of? They look really good.

FullHouse Posted 4 Nov 2009 , 4:52pm
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TY!!! Well, I hate to say, I cheated with the glasses. I was 9 months pregnant and so tired of standing/kneading colors that I scrapped my original plan to make them out of gumpaste and just sanitized the glasses from my DS's old Halloween costume.

bobwonderbuns Posted 18 Nov 2009 , 10:21pm
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Boy am I glad I found this thread!! I cannot figure out how to do a book cake to have it actually look like a book. Thanks for the tips! icon_biggrin.gif

Kims_cakes Posted 20 Jan 2010 , 11:53am
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Thanks for posting this! I am going to do my first book cake for a church cake auction. Now I know what I'm doing!

sweetideas Posted 20 Jan 2010 , 12:33pm
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Wow, thank you for helping us out like that!I have wanted to attempt one for a long while now. Thanks for your hard work.

cserwa Posted 20 Jan 2010 , 4:18pm
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No problem! I'm so glad it helps! I love seeing the pics!!

GL79 Posted 20 Jan 2010 , 4:49pm
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Thanks for sharing

Debi2 Posted 3 Mar 2010 , 7:18pm
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Thanks so much cserwa! I am wanting to do a cake book in the near future and this will be tons of help!

rcolson13 Posted 3 Mar 2010 , 9:06pm
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Will the top corners of the book droop if you don't add tylose powder?

Marianna46 Posted 7 Mar 2010 , 1:33am
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Thanks so much for the instructions, cserwa. I've been wanting to know how to do these for a long time and now I'll dare to try!

The_Lil_Cakehouse Posted 7 Mar 2010 , 1:42am
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This is great, been wanting to try my hand at one soon icon_smile.gif

FullHouse Posted 7 Mar 2010 , 1:49am
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I would definitely use some tylose.

aleyah Posted 11 Mar 2010 , 2:22am
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This is great! Just what I was looking for. I hope it's as easy as it sounds - I'm kind of nervous! icon_razz.gif

weirkd Posted 11 Mar 2010 , 2:48am
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This is so funny because I was on here an hour ago looking for how to do a stacked book cake for a grooms cake I have to do tomorrow! Thank you so much for all your help and taking the time to type out the directions for us!

sherylshirley Posted 11 Mar 2010 , 5:33pm
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I have a question...did you use a stencil for the lettering Holy Bible on the cover? I tried using a stencil to write letters using dusts with alchol but it leaked and smudged. What did I do wrong?

weirkd Posted 12 Mar 2010 , 12:31am
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Well thank you so much for your help Cserva! I made my first book cake today)pics in my pictures). Went fairly well for my first one. I did a Harry Potter theme for a Grooms cake for tomorrow night. I have other elements that will go with it (I will post the pictures of the rest of it tomorrow). Its everthing that the Groom loves all rolled into one cake.

meenu Posted 12 Mar 2010 , 12:38am
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Thanks for sharing.

Marianna46 Posted 22 Mar 2010 , 4:40am
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Sherylshirley, stenciling is something that takes a lot of patience and a steady hand. And probably some practice before putting it on an actual cake. I'm a total novice at it, but quite interested in getting good. I've seen it done by people who are really good at it and even they have their off moments. But please don't despair. I'm sure about the practice and patience thing. I'm also sure there are a few tricks to this that we haven't had a chance to pick up yet! Let's hope we find them soon!

To all who have posted here in general, thanks for all your contributions: this has been a very informative thread!

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