I am planning to make a stack of books for my brother's graduation from law school. I have a few questions.
1) if any one has ever done a book and knows of a good tutorial/set of directions, that would be ideal!
2) How can i get the fondant "cover" to not just fall down the sides (even if it's only a 1/4in or so)? My fondant is not that sturdy usually.
Thanks everyone! Your talent is much appreciated!
Here is a link to a discussion: http://forum.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-581749.html, this should help you. When I did my book I measured how much fondant I needed to wrap around and just allowed maybe a 1/8 to 1/4" overhang, then after I rolled the fondant our and cut it the size i needed, I put it in the freezer for a few minutes before applying, it makes it a little easier to handle.
You can support the overhang with styrofoam blocks until it hardens somewhat and will stty stiff over the edge of the "book." Also, after rolling out the fondant and cutting it to the exact size you need, leave it on the counter for a few minutes to harden a bit, then wrap around cake.
Thank you! This is great info. I will let you know how it goes