It's not that it's a complicated design, but when I got to thinking about it I was wondering how the edges kept from sagging? I saw a tutorial on a book cake, but the edges didn't hang over very much. I need to do a replica of a guest book, which has thicker, longer edges and I'm not sure what the best way to do that would be.
Anyone done this before or have any suggestions? It's not due until the 31st, so I have some time to figure it out, but I just started working for the first time in 5 years and have way less time to spend on planning! YIKES! I'm used to spending tons of time on my cakes! LOL
I think if you put a little tylose into the fondant it would help to make it firmer. Also, I would roll the fondant kind of thick and don't leave too much there to hang over the pages--you can still get the effect of being a cover without it hanging over too far...HTH
Yeah, making it thicker would probably make it easier to handle without ripping anyway - it's for a full sheet cake and will be a booger to cover!! I would like it to hang over a little more than I would be able to just using tylose, though. Do some people carve edges? I can't find any other tutorials - does anybody have links?
surely someone knows?
I've only made one book cake, and did roll the fondant a bit thicker. I was going to suggest you find a book cake in the galleries that's similar to what you want to do and pm whoever made it.
Maybe this thread will help. It's got some really helpful information for making a book cake.
I'm definitely going to check out the gallery - I just haven't had an extra hour or two to do it! lol - xstitcher -thanks for the link!
Great info! Thanks!
I have made a couple of books.
The trick is that you only need to carve one edge - the bottom edge you make with the same colour fondant you are covering the book in.
You don't need to make a huge edge because once you cover it, you can taper back your fondant to make the edge appear longer. This is really hard to explain.
I have attached a couple of photos. I have only ever used fondant to cover them and had not problems.
I hope this helped a little.
Those are beautiful! Mine was made to look like a guestbook, so it wasn't as tall which is why I wasn't sure if I would be able to carve a lip - it would be too thin to hold up. I ended up making the lip with thick fondant. I did this cake in August, but I still haven't uploaded my pic! I will post it as soon as I do. It wasn't as difficult as I was worried about, though I had to do it fast - I was in a time crunch because of the timing of the cake.