Possible To Do A Book Cake Out Of Buttercream?

Decorating By patty7276 Updated 17 May 2010 , 12:18pm by cakemom42

patty7276 Posted 17 May 2010 , 11:05am
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would like to do a book cake for someone who does not like fondant. can't figure out how to do one with buttercream and have it look real. any advice?

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cakemom42 Posted 17 May 2010 , 11:15am
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I've made it out of regualr butter cream & it works fine, just use a papertowel to smooth it with.
or you could use rolled butter cream..

debster Posted 17 May 2010 , 11:22am
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I did one it may be in my photos, like previous poster said smooth it. I found it was difficult and time consuming though. Good luck!!

patty7276 Posted 17 May 2010 , 11:23am
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were you able to get any overhang for the cover? thought about carving in a little bit where the pages would be. not sure if that would work

debster Posted 17 May 2010 , 11:24am
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If you want overhang that would have to be carved for certain.

cakemom42 Posted 17 May 2010 , 12:18pm
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Roger :0)
carve the cake slightly in (where the pages would be) & this will give that overhang you are looking for :0)

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