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!
anyone out there can help me?
hi, i,m trying. lol!! i found this pic, still looking also, they are saying, they used antique gold dust, etc. hth
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.