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post #91 of 117
Thanks for taking the time to post these instructions! They are great tips and very helpful thumbs_up.gif
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I don't know why I quit getting notifications about responses to this thread, but you're all so welcome! Hope the tips help! Post pics, and let me know if you find any snags so I can update the instructions!!! Happy baking!
post #93 of 117
I am making a 3 book (stacked) cake for this sat. Going to bake, tort and frost Friday night- finish all the fondant work on sat.

I have a question- the instructions on here said to use 3 separate pieces for the pages- i thought it might be easier to cover each cake (book) with white fondant first, and then do the colored cover piece on top of that - would that be way too much fondant ya think? I just recently bought "The Mat" so I was figuring i could roll the fondant pretty thin.

Also, as far as support/structure. I bought 3 cake boards (with the laminate or whatever that is sides) - i plan to pair those with the wooden dowels for under each cake. Do you cover your boards with foil or clear wrap?

I'm a total novice in the cake world, this will be my 3rd fondant cake so forgive me if the questions seem dumb lol


I rolled out the top of the grad cap last weekend and it has been drying since. I may have to roll another piece though because I am now worried it is too thin and may break.


oh and anyone that has done the book cake - post your pics, i love looking at them, it is very helpful!
post #94 of 117
I made a 4-book stack a few months ago (if I weren't so far behind on my posting, I'd show it to you). For some reason - probably because each book was only 1 layer thick - I didn't even think about putting straws or dowels in! That's not a recommendation, by the way, but fortunately nothing untoward happened. I don't see why you couldn't cover the cake in thin white fondant first and then put the covers on. I ran out of fondant for the pages, so I had to make them out of buttercream. It gave the books a kind of rustic look, but wasn't a disaster. It's definitely one of the cakes I've had most fun making. Best of luck with yours!
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post #95 of 117
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Updated pics anyone? would love to see!
post #96 of 117
mine is in my photos- didn't turn out that great. I need to figure out my timing better because i always end up rushing and the end product suffers because of it. But practice makes perfect, this was only my 3rd cake so far.

i have a 3 tier square bday cake to make for 10/15- i am going to bake level and freeze a full week in advance, then work on coloring the fondant, icing, etc in the days leading up.
post #97 of 117
I also stopped getting notifications on threads...I don't know why.

In June I made a book's cake and it was quite a challenge, and I made a lot of mistakes that I was able to hide. But, of course, people where in uhhhs and aahhs and only another baker would see those mistakes.

Here it is in case you want to take a peak http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2074042 I followed Sharon Zambito's (Sugarshack) dvd.
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post #98 of 117
thank you,you are a blessing.this is so timelly!my question is can i bake a cake with the wonder mold instead of RKT?
post #99 of 117
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can i bake a cake with the wonder mold instead of RKT?

of course you can!
Good luck and make sure you bring your creation here for 'show and tell' icon_smile.gif
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post #100 of 117
Thank you so much for the instructions. I can't wait to try making my stack of books.
post #101 of 117
Thank you so much for the instructions. I can't wait to try making my stack of books.
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thanks so much
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post #104 of 117
Hi, all! I just wanted to let you know I finally posted the two stacked book cakes I made this year. I'm still a little shaky on making the spines come out nice, but I was pretty happy with the results. Thanks so much for all your help, cserwa! Here are the links:
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2182838
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2183680
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