With thanks to Custom Icing happy customer Jessica, for this review of a YouTube tutorial on how to make a book cake. It is worth noting that Jessica has never made or decorated a cake before this. It's amazing...
Now bake your cake!
Here is the recipe that Jessica used:
Ta-Da! Cake done.
"I ended up adding a third layer of ganache. Your last layer of ganache must be nice and smooth to ensure the fondant goes on well. Your fondant will only be as smooth as your last layer of ganache."
See how Jessica used a comb to add the "pages" detail:
Pipe white icing or white chocolate around the cake where the 'pages' meet the 'cover'.
Apply your edible images to the top of the cake (following the instructions provided with them).
You can also add a ribbon and any other decorations you wish.
Now you're done!
From a complete beginner such as Jessica, this excellent book cake has been created.
Well done Jessica and thank you for sharing your experience with us.