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.
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 😛
To make this, you will need the following supplies:
White fondant or gumpaste or 50/50
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:
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.
Place a book on top of your rolled fondant and use a knife to cut around it.
Make sure it’s not a heavy book…You don’t want to crush the fondant.
Sprinkle some powdered sugar on top of the fondant to prevent the book from sticking to it.
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.
Do not remove the sheet from wax paper. It will mess up the perfect rectangular shape.
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!
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.
And you are done!
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.
Happy caking everyone 🙂
I started making cakes at home. I am interested in working with findant and looking for ways to master it.
thanks you for the tutorial is too easy I like and I try a soon
Good idea, but not sure why you would place an unhygienic book on top of edible fondant when you could just measure a book and cut the fondant to the same size.
Love how your lines are so perfect. I always find that my edible markers tend to make such thick lines. I have Americolor Gourmet markers. Any suggestions? Thanks!
Farwa & Abeer
I use the same markers. I apply very light pressure when making lines. I also practice on scrap pieces of fondant before making lines on my actual pieces. It also helps if your fondant is dry because the tip of the marker will not dig in and the lines will stay thin and crisp. Hope this helps 🙂