Stacked Books Wedding Cake Tutorial

Skill level: Intermediate

Guest instructor Shani Christenson joins us to make this beautiful stacked book wedding cake. In this tutorial, you will learn how to imprint book titles into the covers, how to hand-paint the lettering and binding details for the greatest visual effect, how to create and arrange sugar rose flowers, variegated foliage. In addition, Shani breaks down how to decorate your cake boards to compliment the design with decorative paper, making the board stain-proof and how to finish the edges.

There’s a lot to cover in this tutorial, so let’s get our tools together and let’s get started!

2:34:43 Minutes of Instruction

What You Will Learn

  • How to make a cake sculpted to look like a stack of books
  • Learn to make floral arrangements out of gumpaste and edible materials
  • How to decorate and add features to your cake board to elevate the entire design
  • Learn how to dowel this tall-standing cake to provide support and structure

Tutorial Chapters

  1. Making The Cake Board 0:56
  2. Cutting Out The Cake Boards 13:05
  3. Carving The Cakes 15:15
  4. Covering The Cakes In Butter Cream 19:13
  5. Rolling Out The Fondant Book Spines 27:44
  6. Adding The Book Titles 37:08
  7. Decorating The Spines 40:55
  8. Making The Book Covers 44:49
  9. Painting The Spines 52:24
  10. Making The Fondant Pages 56:37
  11. Covering The Books In Fondant 59:40
  12. Stacking The Cakes 1:13:15
  13. Painting The Pages 1:22:09
  14. Making The Sugar Roses 1:25:01
  15. Making The Rose Leaves 1:41:33
  16. Making The Filler Flowers Pt.1 1:46:40
  17. Making The Filler Flowers Pt.2 1:55:03
  18. Making The Ivy Leaves 2:02:04
  19. Making The Filler Flowers Pt.3 2:08:57
  20. Color Dusting The Flowers 2:12:14
  21. Color Dusting The Leaves 2:17:47
  22. Making The Bundles And Posies 2:23:44
  23. Finishing Touches 2:39:10