I came up with the idea of putting a dragon on top of a book because he loves reading and likes dragons and then did a search on Google and found that my idea was not so original. But then they had some cool ideas and there was one particular cake that I liked, so I kind of copied their style. There was no tutorial on how to do the cake so here is mine.
I MUST WARN YOU- LOTS OF PICS FOR THE STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS-
First you start by shaping the bottom cake (full sheet size). I turned my cake upside down and made an indentation all along the middle part so when I turned it over it had the shape of an open book. It is done that way so the smooth part is on the top.
Cover all sides of the book again with a brush. Then use a toohpic with black coloring to mark all the lines that you previously made on the cake so you can give a better look. A little coloring goes a long way.