lawyermomof3 Posted 15 May 2012 , 2:57am
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I need to make an open book cake for my son's birthday. I know that I saw instructions on how to do the sides and curled pages fir an open book cake, but now can't find them after hours of looking (and finding many interesting detours icon_smile.gif ). Does anyone know where I can find a link for those instructions? Thanks so much for your help!

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BlakesCakes Posted 15 May 2012 , 6:54pm
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Well, I just do the top pages as a thin rolled page of fondant, curling the corners a bit and letting them dry like that.

For the edges of the pages, I put on a good layer of buttercream and then drag a butter knife or small spatula thru it.

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HTH
Rae

shanter Posted 15 May 2012 , 7:19pm
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If you want the look of "pristine" pages, you could use a comb with one-sized teeth to drag through the buttercream.

BlakesCakes Posted 15 May 2012 , 8:18pm
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Originally Posted by shanter

If you want the look of "pristine" pages, you could use a comb with one-sized teeth to drag through the buttercream.




Or cover the edges in fondant and score them with a wheel tool, butter knife, spatula, cell pin, or veining tool.

Rae

Claire138 Posted 15 May 2012 , 8:37pm
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I do loads of open books and use a comb and then paint in gold or whatever colour book pages I need.
Rae, I love your curled pages, great look.

cupcakemkr Posted 15 May 2012 , 8:45pm
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I do similar to Rae - top page fondant curled and comed sides of the cake

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2318513/first-communion

SRumzis Posted 15 May 2012 , 8:53pm
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If you'd rather cover in fondant I use a flexible plastic ruler to mark the pages, works great for me!

LisaPeps Posted 15 May 2012 , 10:50pm
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I posted a link to a tutorial and a link to a previous topic with more tutorials, this should help you out:

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&p=7258175&highlight=#7258175

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