Making a Bible-shaped cake is a great idea for baptisms, first communions, church socials and other spiritual events. You may be aiming to make your Bible-shaped cake look realistic, more abstract, colourful or unique. Whatever you have in mind, there are plenty of ways to decorate your cake after you've baked it.
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If your cake resembles an open Bible, use white or cream-coloured frosting to cover your cake as a base. If it resembles a closed Bible, use a dark-coloured frosting, perhaps dark purple or deep red, to cover your cake.
Your Bible-shaped cake may resemble a closed or open Bible, but either way it's a good idea to make indented lines along the sides of the cake to look like pages of the Bible.
If it's an open Bible shaped cake, include a ribbon as a bookmark by using dark-coloured frosting and a knife to paint a ribbon onto one page next to the centre where the "book" opens.
Filling the Pages of an Open Bible-Shaped Cake
If it resembles an open Bible, you could use a dark coloured frosting and a knife to paint a cross shape onto one of the pages. Place a piece of edible paper on the other open page with a verse from the Bible written on it.
Embellishing the Cover of a Closed Bible-Shaped Cake
If your cake is shaped like a closed Bible, use white-, creme- or gold-coloured frosting to write "Holy Bible" at the centre-top with a knife.
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