How to Make a 3D Book Cake

Learn how to easily make a cake into a book shape and decorate it with flowers. In this free tutorial, Serdar will show you his simple method of creating a 3D Book Cake decorated with a bouquet of roses and an inscription.

A book cake is quite common for many types of events and everyone has their own way of doing it. In this free tutorial, Serdar will show you his simple method of creating a 3D Book Cake decorated with a bouquet of roses and an inscription. After watching this tutorial you will be able to create your very own book cake for someones birthday, anniversary, wedding, graduation, christening and more.

Downloadable Course Material

If you would like to approximately match the size of the artwork in the tutorial, print the downloadable files at 100% size. If you require your artwork to be smaller or larger, just adjust the print size accordingly.
How to Make a Book Cake Course Material
THis PDF document contains a guide on how to carve the book cake.
While not everything on this list is absolutely required, these are the things used in this tutorial video. Of course you are welcome to find alternative ways of doing things and we would love to hear if you've discovered an easier method or better tool to achieve good results. Please note that some items may be listed as sets, and it is usually recommended to have full sets, it may not be neccessary. In most cases, only one item from a set is actually used in the tutorial. Please watch the tutorial before purchasing any items to make sure you are not buying anything you don't need.
Tools & Materials
Tall Pot

To keep long knives in hot water.

Set of Knives Shop Online
Long Straight Knife
Pizza Cutter Shop Online
Preferably large, stable and sharp.
Box Cutter Shop Online
Marzipan Knife Shop Online
Scissors
Latex Disposable Gloves Shop Online
Disposable food safe thin latex gloves.
Rolling Pins Shop Online
Preferably with no scratches or dents.
Basic Stationary
Pencil, eraser, ruler, sharpener etc.
Set of Scrapers
Icing Spatula Set Shop Online
Flexible Comb
(new)
Powder Shaker Shop Online
Starch
Preferably with small holes.
Cake Board Watch Tutorial
A piece of wood coated with fabric and temporarily covered with cellophane to keep fabric clean until the cake is complete. For more information, watch our tutorial on how to cover a cake board with fabric .
Edible Sugar Print
With text of your choice.

Can be found from your local cake decorating shops and suppliers online.

Plastic Wrap Shop Online
(a.k.a cling wrap or glad wrap)
Recipes & Ingredients

Couple of piping cones.

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600g in a glass bowl.

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White Rolled Fondant

800g

Burgundy Rolled Fondant

250g

Bunch of Sugar Roses
Bunch of Sugar Leaves
Cake

5cm x 20cm x 30cm (Height x Width x Length)

Preferably a dense type of cake to be able to carve. (Mud cake, butter cake etc.)

17 Comments

  • Can you please tell me how ma
    ny people can serving this cake.

  • This cake looks so sophisticated and had I not watch this tutorial I would never have attempted it so thank you chef Yener the only disappointment I had with mine was I paid for a print which I was very disappointed with so I have now purchased my own printer

  • What I would recommend for Yener to include in his tutorial.
    I know this is a free video but the time I took to search and fiddle around with text frames was ridiculous. A link to a couple of free frames would have been handy in the tutorial.
    Also the measurements of the frame. I was trying to work out what size the text frame needed to be as I had to order the edible sheet to be printed even before I made the cake.
    To save you time I used 17 cm (H) x 12 (W) cm text frame and font size 14. (2 frames on 2 A4 pages and cut to suit the cake).
    FYI Try get a comb like Yener’s. My comb was too pointy and curved, made the edging difficult.
    I didn’t Have a long narrow (not serrated) knife for carving like in the video. A knife that goes beyond the depth of the cake would have given a quicker and give a cleaner cut then mine.
    Hope this helps

  • Hi, Can you please tell me the dimensions of your text box with the lovely borders please. It’s a little hard to know what size to make it before making the cake and I need to send it off for printing. Thank you

  • Hello Serdar,
    What size sugar sheet did you use and what are the dimensions on the flower arrangement?

  • How do I download the downloadable course material.
    Thanks.

  • Thankyou, I really enjoyed this tutorial.

  • I find it fascinating that there are so many different methods for achieving similar designs and it is wonderful to be able to take hints and tips and then to combine them and to make them our own. Thank you Chef Yener for showing a way that I hadn’t seen or thought of before.

  • Love this cake, Serdar! The tutorial arrived just in time as I’m planning to make a book cake for an author friend in two weeks.

  • Awesome cake Sir, definitely will try this one out for my sons birthday!!

  • I loved this tutorial, Serdar. Couple of questions…….. where did you purchase the comb? What are the measurments of the board? Thank you.

    • Serdar Yener

      I am Sorry I don’t remember where did I purchase that comb. Years a go must be from Pharmacy in Germany. The Board is approximately 45×35 cm . Thanks

  • I’m anxious for this tutorial to become available. Please let me know when it is ready. Thank You, Margie

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