I've made one book in the past and I'm seeking an improved method for a cake due Thursday. I am planning on using fondant for a book cover. I want the cover to extend beyond the pages (cake) but not droop.
Does anyone approach the cover like many do when making a graduation mortor board - covering cardboard in fondant? How would you incorporate the binding with this method?
Do you have another method?
Do you add something to your fondant to make it firmer?
Thank you for your input!
I was planning a cake like this once but then went another way. So, I might not be much help. But I had thought about making the fondant book covers way ahead of time and letting them dry enough so I could just place them over the cake. Basically making two boards of fondant. I was then going to make the binding once they were in place (I figured the binding would basically cover that side of the cake. I had also considered covering cardboard in fondant. Sorry, I guess that's not a lot of help but maybe it will at least give you a bump and someone with more experience can help you!