I am doing a cake for my cousins wedding, I'm just a hobbyist and learning skills to one day open my own shop, so doing books is a first for me. Usually I can figure things out on my own but this one seems tricky. Can anyone tell me how to achieve the look of the covers? I can't figure out how I would accomplish the edges since they extend past the pages of the book. What medium would work best for the book covers? Fondant, gum past/fondant, modeling chocolate? (I want it to taste good)
Also, where can I purchase stencils to paint some of the effects? Will any stencil work or are there specific ones for cake decorating? I know the basic technique for this, but is it something that I will need to practice many times to get right, or is it pretty easy so that a few tries will suffice? What do you recommend painting with? And no I don't have an airbrush. In the past for painting I've used vodka and coloring. Will this work?
Any and all help is appreciated!!! I'm attaching a picture of the cake she wants.
i use fondant for book covers, the covers don't extend that far over the edge of the cake that you should have to worry about it.
For the book cover texture, there are embossing rollers that work, there are also texture sheets that would work too.
As far as stencils yes there are ones that are made for food, but a regular one should work ok too, since i won't be touching the cake that long, as long as it hasn't been used with paint and it is washed well before using. It shouldn't be a problem. Of course there are many on here that would disagree with me.
I'm fairly certain there's a book cake tutorial somewhere here on CC. Don't have the link offhand, but you could search for it.
Still looking on this site, but here's one:
Awesome blog, BTW.
Thank you! The website was very helpful!