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.



  1. I'd like to make a cake similar for my husband for his ordination. How do you do your printing?

  2. How much did you charge for this cake?

  3. Hello Frostine! Thank you so much for inspiring me to make a pastoral anniversary bible cake for my Pastor. Would you please let me know when you added the bible cover? Did you place the finished cake on the border or did you add it to the cake? I hope this isn't too silly of a question to answer. Thanks again and God bless!