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.
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.
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.
Thanks for all of the advice. the link was very helpful
Here's a photo tutorial from one of my favorite blogs: http://thefrostedcakencookie.blogspot.com/2009/05/graduation-cake.html
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.
These are all great suggestions. I am very excitied about giving it a try.