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post #76 of 117
Thanks! You did a great job searching all this info. I can wait to make one.
post #77 of 117
This was very helpful.
post #78 of 117
Thanks for all the tips. I actually have been researching this topic and haven't seen any tutorials here nor on youtube, surprisingly. I am doing a book cake for a colleague that is leaving my office. Unfortunately, the book I am doing is a replica of a "penal law" book which is softcover and the cover is flush with the pages. In other words, no overhang. For some reason, I think this is going to be harder to do. If anyone has any advice, I'd appreciate it.

TIA,
Jackie
post #79 of 117
esq: I would add a very thin strip around the 3 bottom edges of the cake (if you have a clay gun it will be easier) to look like the back cover. Then, layer the fondant on the sides for the pages just above the thin strip, then "wrap" the top & spine with fondant, just trim as to not leave an overhang. The top will be easier b/c you won't have to worry about propping up the part where the cover extends until it can dry. Good luck. If you want to do a book with an overhang, why not make a replica of a hardcover case book?
post #80 of 117
Thanks Fullhouse. I appreciate the tips. I am doing this book because that's what was specifically requested. I work at a District Attorney's office and we primarily use the Penal Law. The hardest part is going to be to replicate the actual color of the book. It is blue, but more like a navy blue with gold writing on it.
post #81 of 117
If you add some black food coloring to royal blue it darkens nicely to navy. As a side note, I bet we know a few people in common, I'm from NY and my dad is a lawyer in Nassau county, used to work for the state. Small world.
post #82 of 117
i know this may sound like I'm dumb as a box of rocks, but I don't get what you meant when you said about the top cake being on the board.
can you send simple instructions, in laymen terms (LOL) for a first time book to me at gin.brooks@yahoo.com?? thank you and I'm going to really need your help on this one I think. thank you, Ginger
post #83 of 117
Thank you so much for compiling these instructions! I\\'ve been searching forever it seems and have come up almost empty handed. Seems like there should be a tutorial out there somewhere huh?
post #84 of 117
Cserwa, I never did get around to making my book cake when this thread first came out, but as luck would have it, I need one for THIS Saturday. I can't tell you how glad I am to have found your instructions again. Here's hoping it will be great. Thanks again for the instrucions. If it turns out, I'll let you know.
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post #85 of 117
Thanks for sharing, have added it to favorites for future reference.
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post #86 of 117
putting this together took a lot of time..thank you soo very much for all the information
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post #87 of 117
Thank you for your time in compiling. This is a great thread!
post #88 of 117
By the way, I DID make my book cake this time and everybody loved it. Your help was invaluable! I can't wait to do another one of these, it was so much fun!
Marianna
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post #89 of 117
These instruction are great. Thanks for sharing this with everyone. thumbs_up.gif
post #90 of 117
Thanks for the great instructions! icon_smile.gif
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