Hi to all, Happy New Year! Hope you all enjoyed your holidays and are settling well into 2016.
This is my first post this year, so of course I had to keep a promise I made of sharing this tutorial on how to decorate a Bible cake using round cakes as your base. Here we go!
I was in Nyeri for some time and I got an order for a 2 kg bible vanilla cake and I had to come up with a way to make the cake without the bible pan. I remembered a picture tutorial I had seen shared on The Bakers Club Facebook group and I decided to give it a try. I was delighted to discover that it worked out very well and I decided to share my step by step method in order to help out any other bakers out there who might find themselves in a bind.
Bible Cake Decoration Tutorial using round cakes.
- First you need to bake 3 Vanilla cakes in 8″ round pans, then cool them completely.
- Level each of the cakes and ensure they are identical in height, as close as you can get them.
- Prepare your buttercream frosting ready to get started; I’ll provide the recipe and exact measurements I used below.
- Layer the three vanilla cakes on top of each other, applying a coat of buttercream before stacking each cake on top of the other. Make sure they sit on each other as equally as possible.
- Using a large bread knife, slice the cake in equal halves. Place the inside halves, next to each other, on your cake board ready to frost.
- Mold your cake by shaving off the top as you see fit until they form a uniform bible-shape.
- Spread a crumb coat on the cakes, wait for the buttercream to set for about half an hour to an hour (or if you are like me and was short of time ^_^ place in the fridge for about 15 minutes). Spread a layer of frosting on the cake and cover the cake completely.
- I added another layer buttercream frosting to cover some sections of the cake that needed work.
At this point you can draw lines on the side using a toothpick, to make the cake look like an actual book.
I personally added another thin layer of whipped cream since my client wanted a very white base; however, it is not necessary.
- Your bible cake is now ready to get border decorations and writing according to your customer’s preference and writing as well.
- Icing Sugar (500gms) = 3 pkts
- Margarine (or Butter) = 1 1/2 cups
- Vanilla Essence = 2 tspns
- Milk = 1/3 cup
Cream the sugar, margarine and vanilla while gradually adding the milk until the buttercream is of a creamy texture and whitish color.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask below. If you try it out, please let me know how it turns out for you.
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