I have a request for a Hat Box Cake. Can anyone give me some pointers on how to make one of these. I'm pretty sure I have the box down but I only have a couple Ideas on making the box top. Any advice will be greatly appreciated.
What kind are you looking to make. Open top, closed top?
I'm looking for this myself for a couple of mother's day cakes for mother and mother in law.
I'm looking to do one with a partially opened top with flowers coming out of the opening. I'm wondering about the support for the lid. I imagine a dowel or two among the flower stems will prop the front open. But what keeps the whole top from sliding off the back? And does the whole weight of the lid rest on the back edge of the bottom layer?
Nevermind...just found this thread...
Open Top. It's going to have flowers coming out between the top and bottom.
Thank you for the link. That top looks very solid. I've seen some that are formed they actually look like box tops. I have an idea of forming it around the bottom of a cake pan but I don't know if that will work.
But that's just me jump in with both feet into something I don't know. What a better way to learn but to force myself.