Whether it’s a family reunion or a birthday party, this Family Album Cake is a great way to celebrate the whole gang! Create customized edible photos from royal icing and Candy Melts candy discs. Personalize each photo to look like someone in your clan and soon you’ll have a cake that is so unique to you and your loved ones! This cake would be a great way to commemorate a graduation or wedding shower, as well. Use the Book Pan to make the base of this cake and have fun creating your own personalized touches!
Using photograph pattern and color flow icing, outline 8 panels with tip 4. Let dry. Have parchment bags filled with leaf green, sky blue, white and brown color flow icings ready to use. Color flow sets up quickly; finish decorating each photograph background before starting next one.
Start by piping a small section of grass into outline. Immediately add sky and trees. Pipe clouds and background elements (tip 1s fences, mountains, roads etc.) immediately after. Let dry completely.
Using royal icing and tip 2, pipe block picture holders on each corner using zigzag motion; pat smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch.
On candy discs, pipe tip 2 hair and tip 1s facial features. Secure in position on panels with dots of royal icing and add tip 2 strings for bodies and tip 1s names. Set aside to dry.
Ice cake smooth, comb sides with decorating comb to resemble pages. Add tip 2B (brown) flat edging around base. Print tip 4 message on cake top. Trim outside edge of flat border with tip 2 bead border. Add tip 6 beads along cake edge on top of flat border. Edge top of cake with tip 4 bead border.
Position color flow*.
Note: Buttercream will break down color flow. Position immediately before serving; or on a piece of plastic wrap cut to fit, on sugar cubes, or mini marshmallows.