Create the smartest Big Bang Theory Book Cake. With some piped detail, fondant DecoSheets, and brainy book titles, Sheldon himself will be impressed with your cake decorating skills. So gather your brainy friends for a Big Bang Theory viewing party but leave "BAZINGA" out of it because this cake is no joke.
Bake 2 – 9” x 13” cakes and trim sides straight down.
Start with your bottom tier. Base ice white and smooth.
Using Piping Tip #789, pipe a comb border on three sides of the cake leaving one 13” side bare – this side will be your bookend.
Measure the length and height of your cake. Using a Fondant & Pastry Cutter, use the measurements to cut a book cover and spine out of Brown Fondant DecoSheets®.
Fondant should be around a quarter inch larger than your cake.
Apply the long strip of brown fondant to the bare 13” side. Gently press to secure.
Apply the trimmed brown fondant piece to the top of your cake and gently press to secure.
Tip: Make sure the edge of the fondant sticks out slightly over the comb border.
Pipe brown or chocolate icing around the base of your cake using Piping Tip #8.
Using Piping Tip #8, outline the top and corners of the brown fondant with brown or chocolate icing.
Add details to the spine of your book with two vertical lines.
Using Piping Tip #3, pipe a neon orange book title.
Tip: We used “Quantum Physics” but YOU can pick whatever title you wish!
Place your 2nd cake on a White Corrugated Quarter Sheet Cake Board.
With an X-Acto Knife, cut the cake board to match the size of your cake. Leave a little room on each edge to allow for a border.
Repeat steps 1 – 5 using Lavender Fondant DecoSheets®.
Stack the purple cake onto the brown cake at an angle.
Pipe purple icing around the base of your purple cake using Piping Tip #8.
Outline the top and corners in purple icing and add four vertical lines to the spine of the book with Piping Tip #8.
Using Piping Tip #3, pipe a white book title on the spine of the book.
Tip: We used “String Theory” but again, you can pick whatever title you wish!
Using the Big Bang Theory Bazinga PhotoCake® Edible Cake Image, remove about 1 inch from the bottom and 1 inch from the top.
Tip: Use a ruler to achieve straight lines.
Remove the top edges and flip over. With white icing, cover the entire image and smooth using a spatula.
Tip: This will keep the purple fondant from bleeding through the image.
Apply the edible image to the bottom center of the purple cake, leaving room at the top.
Using Piping Tip #8, pipe a purple outline of a beaker around the edible image and up the top.
Tip: Outline the beaker before you pipe to make sure sizing is perfect. Simply use a scriber tool and gently press to leave a faint line.
Using Piping Tip #3, create a sign wave with neon orange.
Using Piping Tip #3, pipe an atom using neon orange, grass green, and white.
Finish it off by adding white bubbles inside the beaker with Piping Tip #3.