Hat Box Cake Help Quick!!!

Decorating By korkyo Updated 1 May 2009 , 3:11am by Misdawn

korkyo Posted 1 May 2009 , 12:10am
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I am trying to do this cake but the lid part is not coperating. The picture shown is an 8" cake but I've made it into a 12" cake. Now the lid is heavy and I can't seem to ge tit tipped the right way.

Any suggestions. It's due tommrow!!

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Price Posted 1 May 2009 , 1:27am
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Did you make the lid completely out of gumpaste? If so, try using a piece of 1/2" foam core, cover on both side with fondant and cut a ribbon of gumpaste to put around the side, (if the makes sense)

Misdawn Posted 1 May 2009 , 1:33am
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I was going to suggest the same thing.

korkyo Posted 1 May 2009 , 2:27am
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I did use foam core and covered it in fondant. I guess it's not so much the weight as getting it to be secured to the cake.

If it sits too far forward it coveres the stuff in the box. If it sits too far back it may slide off. How can I anchor it????

Price Posted 1 May 2009 , 2:32am
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You could try to anchor with either melted white chocolate or royal icing.

Misdawn Posted 1 May 2009 , 3:11am
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I used a bamboo skewer. I stuck the skewer into the lid in the center from underneath. Then the other end of the skewer went into the cake. When you place everything else around the skewer, like the rattle and stuf, it covers the skewer comletely. You will have to cut the skewer down to the right height though.

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