How to make…an open book out of fondant

My second fondant decoration was an open book!  I really loved this one–

And here is how they were made:

First let’s flashback to the last tutorial, because all of this still applies–I used Wilton’s fondant in white, and Wilton’s icing coloring to tint it.  Other useful and necessary items: A rolling pin, toothpicks, a cutting board, and a sharp knife.  It’s also a good idea to have a container with a lid or a zip-lock bag handy for any fondant that you aren’t using, because it will dry out if you leave it exposed for more than a few minutes.  It’s also important to make sure that your hands and your work surface are clean and completely free of lint or crumbs–any bit of dust will stick to your fondant and look vile (especially against the white).

Your first step is (shockingly) a lot like the first step…

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