Help With Antique Bible Cake

Decorating By chanielisalevy Updated 16 Mar 2011 , 1:59am by kristanashley

chanielisalevy Posted 15 Mar 2011 , 4:17pm
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I've been asked to make this cake opened to be set up on a table top lecturn. I have an edible image for the lettering on the open pages. I plan to make lines for the pages and a bookmark down the center.

My question - what's the best way to make the pages look "antiquey" meaning do I gild the sides in gold? Brown food coloring? Do I speckle the pages? IDEAS? Help!

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chanielisalevy Posted 16 Mar 2011 , 1:19am
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anyone out there can help me?

kristanashley Posted 16 Mar 2011 , 1:59am
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When I made my Bible cake, I just painted the sides of the pages with watered down brown food coloring... although I think adding gold or some splashes might look cool too. If I could do it over again, I would make the contrast between the white edible image to the browned edges a little less stark and I would use an "older" font. Another way I tried to age it was by "roughing up" the pages and the binding.

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