Here are book cake tips

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

solascakes Posted 3 Apr 2010 , 3:18pm
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Thank you so much Cserva for this,it'll really help.

Debi2 Posted 8 Apr 2010 , 9:44pm
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Oh my gosh cserwa! You just saved me tons of time and effort because I was just looking for info on this exact subject so I could make one for my husband! You are the best!!!!! Thanks a million!

cserwa Posted 3 May 2010 , 9:09pm
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So glad it helped!! post pics everyone!!

Uniqueask Posted 22 May 2010 , 11:55pm
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Awesome thanks for sharing, I have been looking for this for a while.

Rosie2 Posted 7 Jun 2010 , 10:02pm
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This thread is awesome! thank you thumbs_up.gif

ElectricCook Posted 7 Jun 2010 , 10:24pm
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This is awesome, thank you for the info.

sweetlybaked Posted 8 Jun 2010 , 3:50am
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Used your tips...THANK YOU SO MUCH! I loved the way my cake turned out. Much simpler than I expected. I had my bumps along the way, but they loved it...so so did I!

cserwa Posted 8 Jun 2010 , 3:36pm
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Do you mind sharing the "bumps"? Maybe I can update the thread and improve the tips!

sexy_baker Posted 8 Jun 2010 , 4:21pm
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Definitely helpful information. You don't know how much this means to me...Thanks a bunch!

Rosie2 Posted 8 Jun 2010 , 5:35pm
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Cserwa, you rock for doing this! icon_smile.gifThanks a million!!!!!!! thumbs_up.gif
Also, quick question...the notes are pretty clear but the only part where I got lost is the section of the 3 different size pages.... icon_confused.gif
BTW Cserwa, have you done your books cake yet??

sweetlybaked Posted 9 Jun 2010 , 3:00am
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Originally Posted by Rosie2

Cserwa, you rock for doing this! icon_smile.gifThanks a million!!!!!!! thumbs_up.gif
Also, quick question...the notes are pretty clear but the only part where I got lost is the section of the 3 different size pages.... icon_confused.gif
BTW Cserwa, have you done your books cake yet??


By three different sized pages, they mean the top, bottom, and long side of the book. The part of the book that the pages are exposed on the sides. You'll make 2 shorter pieces for the top and bottom, and one long for the side. I wasn't too pleased with my corners, but hopefully you'll find a better way!

Rosie2 Posted 9 Jun 2010 , 4:51pm
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Originally Posted by sweetlybaked

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Originally Posted by Rosie2

Cserwa, you rock for doing this! icon_smile.gifThanks a million!!!!!!! thumbs_up.gif
Also, quick question...the notes are pretty clear but the only part where I got lost is the section of the 3 different size pages.... icon_confused.gif
BTW Cserwa, have you done your books cake yet??

By three different sized pages, they mean the top, bottom, and long side of the book. The part of the book that the pages are exposed on the sides. You'll make 2 shorter pieces for the top and bottom, and one long for the side. I wasn't too pleased with my corners, but hopefully you'll find a better way!


Ahhhh thumbs_up.gif
I'll make sure to bring my books cake when I make it.
Good luck to all!!

Rosie2 Posted 9 Jun 2010 , 4:55pm
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Sweetlybaked, your cake came out awesome I love it!!! how did you come up with such deep blue? I'm color blind, but that looks navy blue to me....is it?

noahsmummy Posted 10 Jun 2010 , 4:52am
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great thread. icon_smile.gif

sweetlybaked Posted 10 Jun 2010 , 11:48pm
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Originally Posted by Rosie2

Sweetlybaked, your cake came out awesome I love it!!! how did you come up with such deep blue? I'm color blind, but that looks navy blue to me....is it?




It is navy. I used Americolor navy blue, but it wasn't quite deep enough for me so I added a drop of black also. Thank you!

yummycupcake Posted 2 Oct 2010 , 12:06pm
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Thanks! You did a great job searching all this info. I can wait to make one.

A_Cherishable_Delight Posted 3 Nov 2010 , 2:49pm
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This was very helpful.

esq1031 Posted 3 Dec 2010 , 1:06pm
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Thanks for all the tips. I actually have been researching this topic and haven't seen any tutorials here nor on youtube, surprisingly. I am doing a book cake for a colleague that is leaving my office. Unfortunately, the book I am doing is a replica of a "penal law" book which is softcover and the cover is flush with the pages. In other words, no overhang. For some reason, I think this is going to be harder to do. If anyone has any advice, I'd appreciate it.

TIA,
Jackie

FullHouse Posted 3 Dec 2010 , 1:52pm
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esq: I would add a very thin strip around the 3 bottom edges of the cake (if you have a clay gun it will be easier) to look like the back cover. Then, layer the fondant on the sides for the pages just above the thin strip, then "wrap" the top & spine with fondant, just trim as to not leave an overhang. The top will be easier b/c you won't have to worry about propping up the part where the cover extends until it can dry. Good luck. If you want to do a book with an overhang, why not make a replica of a hardcover case book?

esq1031 Posted 3 Dec 2010 , 4:08pm
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Thanks Fullhouse. I appreciate the tips. I am doing this book because that's what was specifically requested. I work at a District Attorney's office and we primarily use the Penal Law. The hardest part is going to be to replicate the actual color of the book. It is blue, but more like a navy blue with gold writing on it.

FullHouse Posted 3 Dec 2010 , 4:15pm
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If you add some black food coloring to royal blue it darkens nicely to navy. As a side note, I bet we know a few people in common, I'm from NY and my dad is a lawyer in Nassau county, used to work for the state. Small world.

ginger001 Posted 9 Dec 2010 , 3:35pm
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i know this may sound like I'm dumb as a box of rocks, but I don't get what you meant when you said about the top cake being on the board.
can you send simple instructions, in laymen terms (LOL) for a first time book to me at gin.brooks@yahoo.com?? thank you and I'm going to really need your help on this one I think. thank you, Ginger

Vanessa7 Posted 12 Jan 2011 , 5:34pm
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Thank you so much for compiling these instructions! I\\'ve been searching forever it seems and have come up almost empty handed. Seems like there should be a tutorial out there somewhere huh?

Marianna46 Posted 8 Feb 2011 , 3:26am
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Cserwa, I never did get around to making my book cake when this thread first came out, but as luck would have it, I need one for THIS Saturday. I can't tell you how glad I am to have found your instructions again. Here's hoping it will be great. Thanks again for the instrucions. If it turns out, I'll let you know.

mimido Posted 8 Feb 2011 , 4:07pm
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Thanks for sharing, have added it to favorites for future reference.

mcdonald Posted 8 Feb 2011 , 4:28pm
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putting this together took a lot of time..thank you soo very much for all the information

NikkiMouse Posted 5 Mar 2011 , 4:24pm
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Thank you for your time in compiling. This is a great thread!

Marianna46 Posted 5 Mar 2011 , 4:50pm
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By the way, I DID make my book cake this time and everybody loved it. Your help was invaluable! I can't wait to do another one of these, it was so much fun!

CakeCrystals Posted 5 Mar 2011 , 8:07pm
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These instruction are great. Thanks for sharing this with everyone. thumbs_up.gif

NorthwoodsCC Posted 29 May 2011 , 1:48am
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Thanks for the great instructions! icon_smile.gif

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