How Do I Make A Book Cake?

Decorating By Haven Updated 2 Feb 2013 , 12:13pm by Haven

Haven Posted 1 Feb 2013 , 4:10pm
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I would like to make a few Dr. Suess books out of cake. I am thinking that the cover would be made out of fondant, but how do you make it so the edges and the corners that hang a little over the cake don't droop?  Also, would royal icing be the way to go for the cover designs?  TIA

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metria Posted 1 Feb 2013 , 5:11pm
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If you have the time, I highly recommend getting the "Book Smarts" DVD from SugarEd Productions:



It describes how to make the covers hang over (like you were asking) along with other great techniques.  

Haven Posted 1 Feb 2013 , 5:38pm
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Thank you, Metria.  I really don't have the time to order anything, though.  I was hoping to make this in the next few days.  Does anyone else have any suggestions about making the book covers?  If I use fondant, how do I get the edges and corners not to droop?  Thanks again.

shanter Posted 1 Feb 2013 , 6:02pm
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Haven Posted 1 Feb 2013 , 9:37pm
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Thank you Shanter, I will check that out.  In the meantime, I found instructions that for the book cover said, "add a ton of tylose to the fondant" to get it to set up a little and, I am assuming, not droop.  I have never worked with tylose - how much do you think I should use?

ttshock Posted 1 Feb 2013 , 11:07pm
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I just finished my first book cake yesterday.. I made the cover and side binder in one piece. Then I shaped it over some cardstock paper folded like I wanted the cover to be. I decorated the fondant and then left it to dry hanging off of some stacked books overnight. Got up the next morning and just placed it on the cake! The ends were firm enough not to droop and I didn't use any tylose. You can look at it in my photos. It was actually one of the easier cakes I've made!

Haven Posted 2 Feb 2013 , 12:13pm
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Thank you everybody!  I am ready to try this now.  Thanks for your help!

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