Hi there, I´d like to make a gift box cake with opened lid look.. How do I make it? If the lid is a "cake" I´m afraid the lid goes bend or break. Please anyone help me, I am beginner (sorry for my english, I am not English
I haven't done a gift box with an open lid yet, but I have done a toy box. They would be basically the same technique. I would make the box itself cake, but use 1/2" foamcore for the lid and cover it with fondant with tylose added. You can attach the lid to the cake using melted white chocolate. It will need support to hold the lid open, but you can hide that with tissue paper made from gumpaste. If you would rather have the lid just leaning against the "box", you can make the lid completely from gumpaste. Use the bottom of your cake pan, turned upside down to form the gumpaste over and let it dry.
I will be attempting the same thing this weekend and have been wondering the same thing. I had just planned on putting the cake "lid" on its own cake board. You really won't see underneath it because of the gumpaste "tissue paper" ... at least that's how I *think* it will work.
Hi, thank you for quick reply! I´ll sound silly but I do not know what the foamcore is. Can you explain please? Many many thanks!!! xxx
If you aren't in the states you may not be able to find foam core. It's a piece of styrofoam with paper glued on both sides. It comes in different thicknesses and is stronger than cardboard. Cardboard would work too, but you'd need several layers of thickness. Good luck.
I used styrofoam that I cut to the size I needed for the box lid -- covered in fondant. I used scewers to hold the lid to the box and propped up the lid with tissue paper made from gumpaste.
Thank you all for your replies. I´ll try to make a gift box cake during the weekend. If Iam happy with the result I´ll place the picture in the gallery Thanks again for your suggestions. xxx