I made this open book cake for a friend that had a friend that was retiring.  She was a librarian so they thought an open book was appropriate. I used a 1/2 sheet pan and made it half chocolate half white. A few days before I decorated the cake I rolled out piece of white fondant and rolled up the edges to make it look like pages of a book. I also needed it hard enough for me to be able to write on it with edible marker.  I haven’t quite gotten the piping of words figured out. So this was my solution.

I notched out the center of the cake to make it look more authentic. I used white butter cream icing with a star tip and ran it in lines around the edges to make it look like pages of the book. I had some purple, pink, and green butter cream icing left over from another cake so I used it to make the flowers and vines. This was the first time I had made flowering vines and leaves on a cake.  I was pretty happy with the outcome. I also used some purple fondant for the bookmark and I made roses out of fondant to put on the sides.  The saying was something they had decided on.

The were very pleased with the outcome and said it tasted great!