3D Baby Book Cake

17 May

This is a cake that I created for a baby Shower, I always love to do cakes that are not seen everyday. I will give the directions so that if anyone else would like to create this cake you will know how I did it, then you can add your own little touches.

Items needed to create your own Sculpted Baby Book Cake

A baked cake in any size that you choose

White Fondant and any other color of your choice

Pizza Cutter or a Knife

Cookie Cutters Letters or whatever kind you may already have on hand

Fondant Smoother

2 spatulas

corn starch or powder sugar to dust your work surface when rolling out the fondant

As for the cake itself I used an11 x 15 sheetcake cut in half then stacked to get the desired thickness I needed. However if you don’t have that size pan available you could always use a regular baking pan that you may have already, most people have a 9 x 11 baking pan that they bake cakes in. That size could be used, then cut in half and stack those pieces together to give you a nice thickness for a book shape, you may want to trim the sides to come up with a shape that works for you. it may help to look at the shape of a medium sized book you have and recreate the size and shape of that.

The next step is to cover the cake in an icing of your choice, then you need to cover with white fondant.

Use the pizza cutter or knife to imprint lines very close together on 3 sides of the cake to give you the look of pages in a book, don’t push too hard though or you will end up with holes in your fondant.

Next you will need to roll out enough fondant in a square shape to make the cover of the book. It’s really important to put down plenty of corn starch or powder sugar when rolling out the fondant because you wil need to wrap part of the fondant over the cake. Next I used 2 spatulas to pick up the cake and place it on top of the fondant square, place the cake about an inch from the right edge of the fondant. Then you will need to carefully pick up the left side of the fondant and lay it over top of the cake to complete the cover of the book, if you have too much fondant hanging over then you can always trim it to be equal to the bottom part of the cover.

Use a fondant smoother to smooth out the fondant on the top of your book cake, then use it to create a spine edge on the top edge of the cake, by looking at my cake picture you can see where exactly to do this. I then left the right corner of my fondant flipped up to add detail to the book.

I used cookie cutter letters to cut out the word baby for the spine of the book, you could use whatever cookie cutter shapes you may have on hand if you do not have letters, such as maybe a flower, a rattle, a star, a heart. It’s your cake so personalize to your liking it doesn’t have to be for a baby shower, you could do a book for a graduate, a gardening book, or someones favorite book. The ideas are limitless as to what kind of book you can create.

The baby I have on top was sculpted out of gumpaste, however if you are not able to do that then use a your cookie cutters to cut out a shape of something you like and place on the top. Another good idea is using the edible markers that are on the market and available at most stores, I bought a set at my local grocey store in the cake isle. You could write whatever you would like on the top of the book which would give you a differnt effect.

If you have any questions along the way should you decide to create a book cake just drop me an email and I will get back to you. If you do a book cake be sure to email me a picture I would love to see your creation, until next time happy creating!!

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9 Responses to “3D Baby Book Cake”

  1. Nancy July 22, 2011 at 5:53 pm #

    Beautiful cake. The instructions very helpful , I’m going to make one with the once upon a time … Theme for my niece baby shower. Thanks for sharing.

  2. amy June 23, 2010 at 12:45 am #

    About to cover a cake with fondant for graduation….book cake…looked at your beautiful baby cake.. and you said to cover with white fondant first for the pages. do i need to cover the entire book with the white fondant first… then do I have to put icing down prior to the book cover….. YIKES confused

    • The Sugar Lane June 23, 2010 at 6:58 pm #

      sorry to confuse you….I cover entire cake in icing, then entire cake in white fonant then the remaining color you want the book cover to be goes over the top, edge and bottom. I hope this helps!!

  3. Andra August 24, 2008 at 3:47 pm #

    Hi, I love the baaby book cake!! I would like to know if you know where I could find a 3D cake pan of a baby sleeping. I have looked everywhere, and I cant find one. Thank you.

  4. Donna Lane June 12, 2008 at 3:39 pm #

    Vi Doty

    I have not yet done a 3d baby sleeping with its bottom up in the air yet however I plan to do one in the future. When I do I will post pics of it here. Thanks for all your kind comment everyone regarding my cakes, I am so glad you all like them.

    Donna Lane

  5. Plutarch June 2, 2008 at 11:15 pm #

    Plutarch says : I absolutely agree with this !

  6. Vi Doty June 2, 2008 at 9:52 pm #

    Love the sculpted baby book cake. Have you ever made a 3D of a sleeping baby. One with the baby’s bottom in the air.
    A friend wants one made for her daughter’s baby shower.

    Vi Doty

  7. Min May 20, 2008 at 12:23 am #

    Hi Donna, thanks for posting on youtube. Your cakes are beautiful, the gumpaste flowers too.. it must take a lot of time to make the flowers ! Love your site.

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