How To Make A Stacked Books Cake?

Decorating By yellowjacket Updated 2 May 2009 , 5:07pm by yellowjacket

yellowjacket Posted 1 May 2009 , 3:18pm
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Hi everyone,

My brother is graduating from law school in a few weeks, and I'd like to make a cake of stacked books for his graduation party. I saw several great cakes in the galleries, but I wasn't able to find instructions. Is there a how to article somewhere that I can't find, or does anyone have any advice?

I'm specifically wondering the best way to wrap each layer in fondant for the book cover, and how to stack it. I have made covered cakes in fondant before, although I don't typically. And of course I've never made it look like a book cover! I've also made several stacked cakes, but I'm concerned about getting a little gap between layers. I usually just hide this with a border, but with the stacked books there wouldn't be a border between tiers.

Thanks so much!

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chefbarbie0513 Posted 1 May 2009 , 3:23pm
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I would like to know also. I have to do the Twilight book formy niece. I've never made a book either

Cheyanne25 Posted 1 May 2009 , 3:42pm
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icon_eek.gif That was a very 'twilight zone' zone moment for me. I just spent the last half hour scouring the net for some good stacked book cakes and wondered if there was a 'how to' any where, then I saw this and paused for a second wondering 'did I post a thread about it?' lol.

So yeah, I would also love to have any info anyone could pass on about how to for a stacked book cake.

yellowjacket Posted 2 May 2009 , 5:07pm
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I'm glad I'm not the only needing help. Hopefully someone can provide some tips!

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