Maybe I just woke up with my head in the clouds this morning, but I honestly can not figure out the best way to execute this cake idea.
I have done a few "book" cakes before, but this one has me stumped. My customer wants as close to the "Book of Shadows" as I can get it.
The book is not very thick, and is "coil binded". I have to feed at least 40 people with this cake. Any suggestions?
I have attached a picture of the book.
BTW, the cake is due Friday!!! Why do they always wait til the week of to order?
I forgot the attachment...sorry.
not able to see the pic but one thing that may be helpul - is the book going to be a closed book or an open book?
Would help to have the pic, but w/o a pic to see the binding my suggestion right now would to make little snakes/ropes and then dry them around a rolling pin
Not sure whats happening with the picture. I have tried several times to post it. Its to be a closed book. And its coiled. I am also stunned on how to make the book cover look like "stone." I know the right coloring technique, but I am concerned that cake wouldnt be sturdy enough to look like I want it to.
Phew! I finally got this cake figured out... and finished. I think it turned out good. My camera was completely dead so had to take pics with my phone, so its not the greatest pictures.
I precut the fondant to dry, so it would be nice and stiff, not to hang down over the "pages".
I was going for the antique silver look... tried a new technique.
I also posted a picture of the real book.
Please give feedback.