Cake for Bible Students

Project Description

What was your source for this recipe? Improvisational Do you sell this cake? No, just for fun 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. 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. 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.

What you will need

  • Buttercream
  • Chocolate
  • Fondant
  • Gum Paste
  • Modeling Chocolate
  • Other
  • Royal Icing

Q&A with Bobert

darleneravenell@yahoo.com asked:
did you use a book to make the template for the bible?
Bobert answered:
If you call looking at how a book opens then yes. But when rerigerated, the cake becomes stiffer and is able to shape without having too many crumbs. After shaping then I crumb coated the basic shape with buttercream. Back into the refrigerator to stiffin the cake then I added more buttercream to create the final shape. mThen back into the refrigerator to stiffin again. Once out then I was able to add the coloring without messing up the buttercream basic shape.
infusionb8759046 asked:
Hello. This bible cake is just spectacular and i haven't seen any other cake as good as your details. I'm interested in making something similar and I was just wondering what is below the bible? Is it a sheet cake? And if so, how did you attach it?
Bobert answered:
It is basically a sheet cake but in two layers, to get the height I wanted. The Bible itself has its own cardboard drum so I placed several straws or wooden dowels in this bottom tier so to give support when I placed the Bible on top of it. Hope this helps.