Does anyone know of a picture of a book cake that you or someone else has done that is covered in crusting bc not fondant? If so would you be able to give me a link to that picture?
Julie those books look amazing!!! Can you give me a few tips on how you applied the frosting part. How do you keep the cover color and the page color from smearing together when you do the smoothing?
I would love to know too. Great cake jamcakes.
wow jamcakes those look great! please share, i have been wanting to do a book cake, but everyone around here hates fondant.
Thanks for the kind comments. To do the buttercream books, I first do the pages completely, then use a long, straight tip (#150 I think) to pipe the cover around the edges, allowing it to overhang a little bit. It helps if your icing is a little stiff. Then I just fill in the rest of the cover and very carefully, with a skinny spatula, smooth it all together. Does that make sense?
So is that a crusting BC then?
Yes, it is a crusting buttercream
Wow, Julie your books are fab, thanks for sharing.
I will have to try, if it's not too much trouble could
you please tell me what tool you used to make your
pages look so real, thanks have a super day!
Wow, I love your books as well they are amazing, thanks
for the tip for the pages, have a great day!
Hey jamcakes! And, Hey jammjenks! I had to go back and forth and look at your names to make sure you were two different people. That's fun that your names are so similar and that you both responded to my bc covered book cake question. Both of your cakes look really great. Thanks jamcakes for the technique on how you applied the bc. I'm going to give it a go. Thank you both for posting your cakes!
I did my book cake with fondant, but answer your question about the pages I used an all metal ruler from my husbands tool set! It worked great! I just held it legthwise and basically tapped it all over!
Have fun and good luck!
I tried to attach a pic but it didn't work but its in my pics if you wanna see how the ruler technique worked
I will go check out your pics, thanks again for your help
have a fantastic day!
Those books look like fondant. Great work.