Is There A Tutorial For Making A Book Cake?

Decorating By krm52200 Updated 18 Nov 2009 , 4:16pm by FlourPots

krm52200 Posted 16 Nov 2009 , 3:42pm
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I want to make a book cake for my daughter's reading teacher. I could have sworn I saw a tutorial or instructions somewhere on CC but now I can't seem to locate it.

Can anyone steer me in the right direction or if you've made a cake book, let me know the how to's? I just want to do small closed book with a bookworm on top.

Thanks in advance!


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__Jamie__ Posted 17 Nov 2009 , 10:26pm
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It's pretty straightforward. Look closely at a picture of one, find the seams where fondant panels were joined, find a tool to make the page marks on the edges, carve your cake to give the indentation of the book towards the spine. Just gotta do a little investigating.

wrightway777 Posted 18 Nov 2009 , 12:26am
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I've got one in my pics (I really need to put more out on here). I wish I would have taken a better pic but there is a gumpaste bookmark sticking out on the side. Let me know if you have any specific questions and I will try and help.

sweettoothmom1 Posted 18 Nov 2009 , 12:40am
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wrightway777 Posted 18 Nov 2009 , 4:11pm
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ooh your idea of putting the strip as the bottom cover its genius! I did an entire sheet of fondant just for the bottom. I am so doing it your way next time for that part.

FlourPots Posted 18 Nov 2009 , 4:16pm
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Aw crap...should've mentioned icon_redface.gif ...that blog isn't mine, it's one of my favorites though...didn't mean to mislead icon_redface.gif .

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