Here Are Book Cake Tips

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

mena2002 Posted 29 May 2011 , 5:33pm
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Thanks for taking the time to post these instructions! They are great tips and very helpful thumbs_up.gif

cserwa Posted 9 Jun 2011 , 4:22am
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I don't know why I quit getting notifications about responses to this thread, but you're all so welcome! Hope the tips help! Post pics, and let me know if you find any snags so I can update the instructions!!! Happy baking!

KeLs3784 Posted 9 Jun 2011 , 4:00pm
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I am making a 3 book (stacked) cake for this sat. Going to bake, tort and frost Friday night- finish all the fondant work on sat.

I have a question- the instructions on here said to use 3 separate pieces for the pages- i thought it might be easier to cover each cake (book) with white fondant first, and then do the colored cover piece on top of that - would that be way too much fondant ya think? I just recently bought "The Mat" so I was figuring i could roll the fondant pretty thin.

Also, as far as support/structure. I bought 3 cake boards (with the laminate or whatever that is sides) - i plan to pair those with the wooden dowels for under each cake. Do you cover your boards with foil or clear wrap?

I'm a total novice in the cake world, this will be my 3rd fondant cake so forgive me if the questions seem dumb lol

I rolled out the top of the grad cap last weekend and it has been drying since. I may have to roll another piece though because I am now worried it is too thin and may break.

oh and anyone that has done the book cake - post your pics, i love looking at them, it is very helpful!

Marianna46 Posted 9 Jun 2011 , 4:32pm
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I made a 4-book stack a few months ago (if I weren't so far behind on my posting, I'd show it to you). For some reason - probably because each book was only 1 layer thick - I didn't even think about putting straws or dowels in! That's not a recommendation, by the way, but fortunately nothing untoward happened. I don't see why you couldn't cover the cake in thin white fondant first and then put the covers on. I ran out of fondant for the pages, so I had to make them out of buttercream. It gave the books a kind of rustic look, but wasn't a disaster. It's definitely one of the cakes I've had most fun making. Best of luck with yours!

cserwa Posted 30 Sep 2011 , 5:42am
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Updated pics anyone? would love to see!

KeLs3784 Posted 30 Sep 2011 , 1:36pm
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mine is in my photos- didn't turn out that great. I need to figure out my timing better because i always end up rushing and the end product suffers because of it. But practice makes perfect, this was only my 3rd cake so far.

i have a 3 tier square bday cake to make for 10/15- i am going to bake level and freeze a full week in advance, then work on coloring the fondant, icing, etc in the days leading up.

Rosie2 Posted 30 Sep 2011 , 3:26pm
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I also stopped getting notifications on threads...I don't know why.

In June I made a book's cake and it was quite a challenge, and I made a lot of mistakes that I was able to hide. But, of course, people where in uhhhs and aahhs and only another baker would see those mistakes.

Here it is in case you want to take a peak I followed Sharon Zambito's (Sugarshack) dvd.

funpets Posted 30 Sep 2011 , 4:00pm
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thank you,you are a blessing.this is so timelly!my question is can i bake a cake with the wonder mold instead of RKT?

Rosie2 Posted 30 Sep 2011 , 4:32pm
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Originally Posted by funpets

can i bake a cake with the wonder mold instead of RKT?

of course you can!
Good luck and make sure you bring your creation here for 'show and tell' icon_smile.gif

susie1 Posted 30 Sep 2011 , 4:50pm
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Thank you so much for the instructions. I can't wait to try making my stack of books.

susie1 Posted 30 Sep 2011 , 4:50pm
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Thank you so much for the instructions. I can't wait to try making my stack of books.

cserwa Posted 12 Oct 2011 , 3:35am
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Is anyone else NOT getting notifications???

FleurDeCake Posted 12 Oct 2011 , 4:18am
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thanks so much

Marianna46 Posted 18 Oct 2011 , 3:05pm
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Hi, all! I just wanted to let you know I finally posted the two stacked book cakes I made this year. I'm still a little shaky on making the spines come out nice, but I was pretty happy with the results. Thanks so much for all your help, cserwa! Here are the links:

Rosie2 Posted 18 Oct 2011 , 3:34pm
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Originally Posted by cserwa

Is anyone else NOT getting notifications???

I do't get notifications anymore either! icon_sad.gif

cserwa Posted 6 Mar 2012 , 4:28pm
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Marianna - great job! They look SO good!!!

Haven Posted 1 Feb 2013 , 9:22pm
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I just saw this------years after the original post!  Thank you so much for posting this. I am doing my first book cake next week!

susie1 Posted 6 Feb 2013 , 9:06pm
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WOW!   Thanks so much.  You're amazing.  I always wondered how to make those cake books.  Can't wait to try it.

Thank you,

meenu Posted 21 Mar 2013 , 2:13am
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Thanks for sharing.

cserwa Posted 11 Apr 2013 , 11:11pm
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Yay!  Post pics and any info that I should update!!!  If you found anything that didn't make sense/etc., let me know!

yusra Posted 7 May 2013 , 2:30pm
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AHey your cake looks amazing. Actually It's my first time baking a book cake . I am making the cover black by chocopan fondant so how can I write or paint golden alphabets on it. I have gold luster dust but don't know that would it be visible on black fondant or not . Please help :(

Immelda Posted 8 May 2013 , 4:28am
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you've just saved me hours of work, thanks a lot!

SJennings Posted 2 Jun 2013 , 9:44am
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Thanks for sharing!

Bonnelope Posted 17 Oct 2013 , 11:36am
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AThank you!!

Pretty Cakes Posted 9 Nov 2013 , 12:28pm
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A:smile:Exactly what I was looking saved me soooo much time. I have an open Bible cake to do and it's due in two days....great idea to share your research!

cserwa Posted 12 Nov 2013 , 2:36am
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I hope it works out well!  Post pics!!!  I want to do an open bible in March!

Cake Addit Posted 26 May 2014 , 10:51am
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thank you so much, saved my day.

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