Gift Box Instructions

Decorating By calamity_clair Updated 29 Jul 2009 , 1:06pm by calamity_clair

calamity_clair Posted 26 Jul 2009 , 5:41am
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Hi

Coudl someone pleae point me to some instructions for creating a gift box. I have the box sorted - I am just curious about different ideas for creating the lid, or lid effect.

Many thanks
Clair

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bashini Posted 26 Jul 2009 , 11:48am
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Hi there, hope this helps.

http://www.semihomemade.com/entertaining/01_tiffany.htm

Sugarshack's boxes and bows DVD is brilliant for different ideas on creating the lids. icon_biggrin.gif

cylstrial Posted 26 Jul 2009 , 12:16pm
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Are you talking about when the lid is kind of propped up on some dowels at an angle?
I know that Sharon's DVD has that one on there. (Although I don't have that video).

Cake_Princess Posted 26 Jul 2009 , 5:22pm
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Originally Posted by calamity_clair

Hi

Coudl someone pleae point me to some instructions for creating a gift box. I have the box sorted - I am just curious about different ideas for creating the lid, or lid effect.

Many thanks
Clair




Hi Clair,
I created the lid for the gift box cake posted below by inverting my cake pan and dusting it wth corn starch. Then rolling out gumpaste and covering the bottom of the pan. I then constructed my bow directly on the lid and left it to dry. I recommend making this in advance so it has time to dry.

After it's dry simply slip it off the cake pan. I used 3 chopsticks to hold the lid up. One shorter one positioned in the back and 2 longer ones in the front.

I hope this helps. If you have any questions feel free to message me.

Here is a photo of the cake with the lid.
http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-photos-by-Cake_Princess.html

Cake_Princess Posted 26 Jul 2009 , 5:25pm
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Sorry, the double post pixie has struck again.

cylstrial Posted 29 Jul 2009 , 11:36am
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Cake-Princess - using the pan lid is a great idea! I never would have thought to use that in 100 years. I was thinking about just using a cake and covering it.

But your method will keep it very lightweight.

Thanks for sharing!!

Your cake is gorgeous, btw!!

calamity_clair Posted 29 Jul 2009 , 1:06pm
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Have a gift box cake to make next weekend - I'll post some pics using the method suggested. Thanks. x

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