How Do You Acheive This Look?

Decorating By aminaz Updated 21 Dec 2008 , 8:19pm by leah_s

aminaz Posted 21 Dec 2008 , 7:13pm
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i've been asked to do a 2 tiered cake that look like gift boxes stacked. how do you acheive the look of the box with a lid on? i know sugarshack does it by rolling a thin gumpaste and leavesit to dry. but i was watching a video on youtube and the woman han fondant on the side only, then placed a cover of fondant on top. does anyone know what i'm talking about?maybe something like in the picture below?
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Rose_N_Crantz Posted 21 Dec 2008 , 7:21pm
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looks to me like what you said. A lid made of gumpaste/fondant (i guess whatever you're more comfortable working with) and set out to dry before being placed on top.

aminaz Posted 21 Dec 2008 , 7:34pm
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but im sure theres an alternative way. i dont want a thick double layer of fondant on top. please can someone help. i'll send another picture if it helps.
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kakeladi Posted 21 Dec 2008 , 7:47pm
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Cover the sides of the cake w/one piece then lay the top over so it comes down enough. You'll only have dbl thickness at the top of the sides.

leah_s Posted 21 Dec 2008 , 8:19pm
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What kakelady said. Treat the fondant on the sides like a wide ribbon. And then apply the top square and fold it over the sides. I always have to do some trimming to the top after it's on the cake.

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