A few months ago, I made a cake for some folks who like designing sites and programming and doing all sorts of “techy” stuff that I couldn’t wrap my head around…lol.

I made a bunch of things out of fondant/gumpaste that they use on a daily basis such as a laptop, an ipod, some cd’s and even some stationery items like pencils, pens, paper clips and writing paper.

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Today, I will show you how to make a realistic sheet of writing paper…

Once the sheet is dry, you can even writes notes on it with edible markers, like this amusing “techy” code I wrote 😛

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To make this, you will need the following supplies:

White fondant or gumpaste or 50/50
Rolling pin
Wax paper or Parchment paper
A small book (pick a book about the same size as the sheet of paper you want)
Black edible marker
Red edible marker
Blue edible marker

These are the steps:

Step 1:
Roll out white fondant on a sheet of wax or parchment paper.
Make sure to roll it as thin as possible, just like real paper.

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Step 2:
Place a book on top of your rolled fondant and use a knife to cut around it.
Note 1:
Make sure it’s not a heavy book…You don’t want to crush the fondant.
Note 2:
Sprinkle some powdered sugar on top of the fondant to prevent the book from sticking to it.

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Step 3:
Remove excess fondant from around your rectangular piece.
Allow this sheet to dry and harden.
The drying time will vary depending on where you live.
Note 1:
Do not remove the sheet from wax paper. It will mess up the perfect rectangular shape.
Note 2:
Do not move onto the next step until your sheet is completely dry. That’s because while drawing the details with edible markers, the tip will create dents and the colors will smudge. You will have to start all over again!

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Step 4:
When your sheet is completely dry, draw all the details…
First, use a blue marker to draw horizontal lines. Use a ruler to make sure they are evenly spaced.
Then, use a red marker to create a vertical line for the margin.
Finally, use a black marker to draw circles to create the illusion of binder holes.
Don’t remove the sheet from the wax paper until all these drawn details have dried or else your fingers can make ugly smudges.

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And you are done!

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.

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Happy caking everyone 🙂