Books

Decorating By VlyIndian Updated 1 Oct 2010 , 4:14pm by LuvLyrics

VlyIndian Posted 30 Sep 2010 , 8:32pm
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How do I cover a cake to make it look like a book? I did one and it turned out ok, but but was a mess.

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TrixieTreats Posted 30 Sep 2010 , 8:58pm
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I did a book cake recently. What I did was cover in white fondant, then texture the edges with a pizza cutter to look like pages, then I cut a rectangular piece of colored fondant and placed it on the top and over the side to look like a cover. I did not wrap underneath, but probably should have.
Here is the picture of the finished cake:
http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1818298

Bskinne Posted 30 Sep 2010 , 9:00pm
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I covered mine in white first, the made the cover piece larger than the book and folded it under so it looked thicker like a cover....then I made a strip to go around the bottom to look like the bottom cover.
I've done two, you can see them in my gallery at http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1767619.html and http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1741849.html
do you have a pic of yours in your gallery? I didn't see it, but I'm on my phone so maybe I missed it.

babysteps22 Posted 1 Oct 2010 , 12:34am
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Hi!
I also covered in white fondant first, then scored the edges to look like pages. Then I cut a rectangle of the cover color and laid it flat. I placed the book on top and wrapped the cover around the book, then trimmed the cover to the measurements I liked. Finally, I indented where the binding would be.

Here's a photo of my books...

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1656979

Good luck!

angstad Posted 1 Oct 2010 , 8:32am
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babysteps22,

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Then I cut a rectangle of the cover color and laid it flat. I placed the book on top and wrapped the cover around the book




how did you get the top (after you wrapped it around) not to collapse? did you let it harden a while before placing it on? I have to do a stack of books and i'm not sure how to get the cover to look like an overlap cover without the edges falling down

babysteps22 Posted 1 Oct 2010 , 12:07pm
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Hi!

Basically, I wadded up paper towels to the correct height and used those to
keep the top edge from falling while it dried. But I did have to check back and
move the paper towels several times so that it stayed straight. Hope that makes sense!!

Bskinne Posted 1 Oct 2010 , 2:56pm
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If you make your board for each book just slightly larger than the page part you don't have to worry about propping it, that's how I did my stack.

LuvLyrics Posted 1 Oct 2010 , 4:14pm
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