Closed Book Cake

Decorating By GG1018 Updated 9 Mar 2010 , 4:18am by GG1018

GG1018 Posted 6 Mar 2010 , 7:13pm
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Hello all,
I have been asked to make a book cake for a friend's birthday. Would anyone have any advice or helpful hints on how to pull this off. I will be covering it with fondant.
Thanks,
GG

6 replies
PinkLisa Posted 6 Mar 2010 , 11:34pm
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Carve the cake to make an indent for the pages. Then cover the entire cake with fondant. Cut white strips for the pages and use a comb or a knife to make the page lines. Put this on the cake sides.

FullHouse Posted 7 Mar 2010 , 12:58am
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I amde a book cake last summer (in my pics), this link was a lifesaver: http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-628199-book.html . HTH.

GG1018 Posted 9 Mar 2010 , 2:53am
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Thanks for all of the advice. the link was very helpful

FlourPots Posted 9 Mar 2010 , 3:09am
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Here's a photo tutorial from one of my favorite blogs: http://thefrostedcakencookie.blogspot.com/2009/05/graduation-cake.html

msulli10 Posted 9 Mar 2010 , 3:09am
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Let the top piece of fondant dry for a day or so. That way the "top cover" will be firm enough to extend over the "pages" of the book. Lay you cake on a piece of fondant (which will be the back cover of the book). Use fondant for the book binding as well.
I used ivory fondant for the "pages" and just took the long edge of a ruler and made lots of lines. If you don't have ivory fondant, you can use white and paint it with vanilla extract. I have a book in my photos. Good luck.

GG1018 Posted 9 Mar 2010 , 4:18am
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These are all great suggestions. I am very excitied about giving it a try.

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