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Cake for Bible Students

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A well-read Bible

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Category Cake Decorating
Occasion Anniversary
Type Sculpted
Material Chocolate, Gum Paste, Fondant, Royal Icing, Other, Buttercream, Modeling Chocolate
Style Whimsical, Classic, Traditional, Elegant, Modern, Colorful, Innovative
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Do you sell this cake? No, just for fun

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What was your source for this recipe? Improvisational

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Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this cake: Butter cream, bittersweet chocolate, semi-sweet chocolate, baking chocolate, printable icing sheets, gum paste, food color paste and gels, piping bags and tips 104, 21, 5, 66; cake ingredients for yellow and deep chocolate cake. Fillings were raspberry and chocolate bittersweet ganache. The butterfly was made of gum paste colored with food coloring, added to bring some life and movement to this cake.

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What are you most proud of? People ate it and were surprised by how realistic it looked. One even stuck his finger into the butter cream edges because of his disbelief.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Working with butter cream in a warm environment is not the easiest thing to do. Add more Crisco to butter ratio to help stiffen this.

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Awesome work! I would have eaten it as well if i could :-) Many bakers don't make a book/ Bible cake with the curve of the pages underneath. How were u able to do that without breaking the cake? I can't tell by the picture if it's a hole or if something is stuffed in it.

07/12/2015 Flag

Thank you. I actually carved a small hole and placed dark icing in it then took fondant, rolled and striped and placed at its edge. I had a big open book which I looked at while developing this Bible and so tried to mimic the realism I found in its curved pages and binding as this was the effect I was after.

07/12/2015 Flag

Hi there! Is the top cake of the bible sitting on top of a cake board covered in fondant or dark frosting?

07/31/2015 Flag

Yes.

07/31/2015 Flag

Actually the border of the Bible appears to extend beyond the average cardboard cake board it sits on. No fondant or icing was used to cover this board prior to putting the Bible on top of it. I then piped a border around it once the Bible had been set onto the lower cake. Then shaped the border to look like the cover of the Bible. I sculpted small hollows and iced these with dark icing around to help with the realism. Does this help?

07/31/2015 Flag