How do I make the lid on a treasure chest cake stay open. I need to transport this cake an hour so I need it to be sturdy. Thanks for any help
For the treasure chest that I made I used a styrofoam lid, and just covered it with fondant. Then I used long dowels at the back of the cake to hold the lid open.
Hope this helps!
i did one years ago - i used the big pretzel rods. i iced them to look like the part of a chest that holds the lid up, if that makes sense.
styrofoam? I was hoping to make the lid from cake has anyone ever done that? I was thinking maybe I could use a thin wood under the cake cut to the shape of the lid so that when I put in supports it wouldnt go through cardboard would that work? Its for a child I really love so I would be devastated if it fell apart during transport.
But it is not going to slide down? I would like to know too, I think if you make the lid out of cake it is going to be heave and if the lid it is going to be open I think it is going to slide to the back of the cake.
When I made the treasuer chest I used rkt for the lid. I cut a cardboard round the shape I needed and set the molded rkt on it. I then used long wooden dowels to hold the lid up. I wouldn't transport it with the lid on the way I did it. I just put the lid on once I got where I was going.
i would say no cake for the lid because of wieght but...... if you make your chest closed and then just cut a small chunk out of the front and stuff it with treasureit will look like the treasure is bursting out. good luck
All the instructions i've seen online use cake for the lid. Maybe I will cut a thin wood base for the lid decorate both pieces seperate and then assemble there. Ill let you know how it works. The party is Saturday.