Monday, October 1, 2012

Sunday School Bible Cake


I can't remember if I've shared this with y'all before, but I'm a Sunday school teacher.  That's right, somewhere between the home remodeling, cake making, blogging, and house cleaning, I also teach Sunday school at my church.  It's one of the most rewarding jobs I get to do.  We recently celebrated out fall kick off and I couldn't resist making a cake for the occasion. 

Making an open book cake is not exactly a structural challenge.  It's really just a glorified sheet cake.  I started with two layers(9x13) chocolate cake with chocolate filling, and two layers(9x13) vanilla cake with raspberry filling.  I carved a gentle curve where the two cakes join in the middle.  I almost forgot to take a picture of this step.  Pardon the pile of frosting on there.

I frosted the cake with buttercream and smoothed with the viva towel.  Then using a viva towel and a paint brush handle, I put indentations on the sides to simulate pages.

Here I forgot about my camera again.  I dusted the page edges with some gold luster dust using a very soft brush.  I also used some black modeling chocolate to make the cover of the Bible.  If you look closely you can see in the photo that I mitered the corners and wrinkled it to create the binding.  At this point, I added the icing images for the pages.  The ribbon is made of pink modeling chocolate that is brushed with cranberry luster dust.

As a final touch, I had my student's memory verse highlighted(Psalm 119:11).  This cake was a definite crowd pleaser.


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