I Want To Make A Book Cake...

Decorating By Sagebrush Updated 25 Nov 2009 , 12:14am by FlourPots

Sagebrush Posted 24 Nov 2009 , 8:02pm
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and I'm trying to figure out how to cover it in fondant.

I wanted to do 2 books, stacked off-set. Each would be about 2" tall, and I was thinking of torting and filling each with buttercream. I was also hoping to cover 3 sides like a normal book cover, with white fondant for pages wrapped around 3 edges. What I most need to know is how much buttercream do I use on the top and sides of the cake, and do you put the same amount on the bottom, or would it just squish out and make a mess?

Any help would be appreciated, as I am a total newbie, and I'm thinking I'm in way over my head.

- Leisel

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FullHouse Posted 24 Nov 2009 , 10:06pm
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Put a very thin coat barely more than a crumb coat of buttercream under the fondant.

Check out this thread for great instructions on how to make a book cake.


Sagebrush Posted 24 Nov 2009 , 11:00pm
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Thank you! When I tried to search, I was getting everything that mentioned both book and fondant, and most of them seemed to have nothing really to do with book cakes.

- Leisel

FlourPots Posted 25 Nov 2009 , 12:14am
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Here's a great tutorial (w/ photos) from the blog of another CC member: http://thefrostedcakencookie.blogspot.com/2009/05/graduation-cake.html

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