Created by: Sweetly Aimee
Project

Photo Album Cake

Share a little about the materials, processes, and techniques used to create this cake swiss meringue buttercream, fondant, petal dust, gel color/vodka, luster dust/lemon extract, edible ink photo printer on frosting sheets What are you most proud of? The family was so amazing/excited when they received this cake. I heard that some tears were shed at all the memories that this cake brought. The birthday celebrant was walked over to the cake and they asked him, "What do you think of the cake, Grandpa?" His response was, "Where's the cake?!" They pointed to the photo album. Not believing them, he then said "That's not a cake!" Proceeded to poke it and said "That's a cake!" I am just really pleased with how something as simple as a birthday cake can bring smiles and lots of wonderful memories. I was happy to be a part of their celebration, What advice would you give someone starting this project? The cake board was 18" x 26" and was quite difficult to cover solo in one try! There was just over 3 lbs of fondant on the cake board alone. After the third try, I decided to cover the board in three sections. Because I was scoring it to look like a wooden floor, I just made sure to make the sheets in 6" widths. This way the score lines would line up with the seams...and be hidden quite nicely. This worked amazing!

You Can Make This

Sweetly Aimee made Photo Album Cake with:

Basic Fondant Techniques

Online Class

Basic Fondant Techniques

with Elisa Strauss

  • swiss meringue buttercream
  • fondant
  • petal dust

Project Description

Share a little about the materials, processes, and techniques used to create this cake swiss meringue buttercream, fondant, petal dust, gel color/vodka, luster dust/lemon extract, edible ink photo printer on frosting sheets What are you most proud of? The family was so amazing/excited when they received this cake. I heard that some tears were shed at all the memories that this cake brought. The birthday celebrant was walked over to the cake and they asked him, "What do you think of the cake, Grandpa?" His response was, "Where's the cake?!" They pointed to the photo album. Not believing them, he then said "That's not a cake!" Proceeded to poke it and said "That's a cake!" I am just really pleased with how something as simple as a birthday cake can bring smiles and lots of wonderful memories. I was happy to be a part of their celebration, What advice would you give someone starting this project? The cake board was 18" x 26" and was quite difficult to cover solo in one try! There was just over 3 lbs of fondant on the cake board alone. After the third try, I decided to cover the board in three sections. Because I was scoring it to look like a wooden floor, I just made sure to make the sheets in 6" widths. This way the score lines would line up with the seams...and be hidden quite nicely. This worked amazing!

Q&A with Sweetly Aimee

Debra Choate asked:
Great job!!! Love it
Sweetly Aimee answered:
I have a Canon iP4820. I chose the Canon printer because I could remove and clean the print head (also with Epson), as using edible inks tend to clog up the print head frequently.
lvalkenbu1654623 asked:
Did you print your own photos on frosting sheets or have them done? Your cake looks awesome!!
Sweetly Aimee answered:
Thanks so much. I printed the photos on frosting sheets. I have an edible ink printer. It's an awesome tool, but the edible ink tends to clog up the print heads easily.
RS Pets Kroonstad asked:
Wow this is terrific. My mum is turning 73 on the 20th of September and this is so awesome.
Sweetly Aimee answered:
Thank you and happy birthday to your mum!
mmaynard11400176 asked:
Beautiful cake!!! I will try and replicate this for my mother-in-law's 90th birthday which is coming up within the next few weeks. Can you share the recipe for the cake and step by step instructions on how you made it look like a photo album/open book?
Sweetly Aimee answered:
Thank you! Any recipe will work nicely, as long as there are no large pieces (carrots or nuts) to hinder carving. For a tutorial, Jessica Harris has a beautiful full pix blog that explains in detail the structure needed and step by step instructions. Your mother-in-law will love it! Link below https://jessicaharriscakedesign.com/2013/03/how-to-make-an-open-book-cake/

Skill Level

Beginner