Christening Cake

I was asked to make a simple Christening cake along the same lines as the First Communion cake I made last year.

As before, I carved two rectangular blocks into the shape of an open book, curving into the spine at the centre and splaying out at the sides.  I created a smooth surface with buttercream then covered the cake in white fondant.  The cross is a runout made from blue royal icing, which I used for the cursive text.  Bookmark and cover were added last, made from fondant coloured to match the icing.