Stacked Books

Decorating By t4beatles Updated 26 May 2011 , 3:52pm by ddaigle

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t4beatles Posted 22 May 2011 , 8:36pm
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Hi everyone,

I'd like to ask everyone who's done stacked books how they did the covers.

What did you use?

Thank you!

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rwarren Posted 23 May 2011 , 3:20am
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I made a cake with two books. Go to my webshots portfolio, page 8 and look at Fuzzy Thinker 2010. This was done for an art show & sale.

The books were a sheet cake that was cut more or less 2/3 - 1/3 proportion, and stacked at an angle. The smaller book is on its own board so it woulnd't sink into the larger book. I had wanted it originally to overhang, but given that the cake had a 1 hour trip by public transit to the university, and would sit all day on display (and then lugged home again because no one bought it) I made it a litttle smaller for stability.

Three edges were iced in white (actually ivory leftovers from the Mamma Mia cake) and the book edges textured with a fork. Also I took a flat tip like #45 and piped the colored icing just over the white to create an illusion of an edge. (If this had been judged show work I would have made more of a leatherwork tooled design on the book covers. But it was late at night and I was running out of steam.)

The cake has a dowel all the way through the bear and books. someone gave instructions on CC how to do that if you search for "Mr. Bear" and dowel. If I had thought of it sooner, the dowel could have included the hat on the head, but I thought of the hat only at the last minute, so the hat is on the side.

good luck and please share photos!

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Debi2 Posted 26 May 2011 , 3:06pm
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I used fondant to cover the one I made. It wasn't stacked, but you would do the same for a stacked one. You will need to dowel (or use straws) in your first tier to support the second book on top which will also sit on a cake board. I am actually making a stacked book cake myself next week. Good luck icon_smile.gif

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icer101 Posted 26 May 2011 , 3:28pm
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buttercuppie Posted 26 May 2011 , 3:40pm
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This is what I used when making my first stacked book cake...excellent thread

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tiggy2 Posted 26 May 2011 , 3:44pm
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I used fondant with tylose added to cover the 3 books I stacked (in my photos). I also used bubble tea straws for support.

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ddaigle Posted 26 May 2011 , 3:52pm
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Mine are all butter cream...except the top of the hat.

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