Present Cake Out Of Buttercream

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cakesbycathy Posted 10 Jan 2010 , 7:41pm
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I have been asked to make a TIffany's box out of buttercream. I am wondering how to get the lid effect?

Should I make a seperate lid out of gumpaste and put it on top of the cake iced in buttercream or is there a way to have the entire cake out of b/c and then make it look like there is a lid?

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DianeLM Posted 10 Jan 2010 , 8:19pm
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Sure you can make it all out of buttercream.

Ice your square cake as usual.

Using a wide tip, such as the cake icer tip, pipe the sides of the lid all the way around the top edge of the cake. Allow this strip to stand about 1/4-inch or so above the top edge of the cake.

Ice the top of the cake again, carefully incorporating the top icing into the strips.

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metria Posted 10 Jan 2010 , 8:31pm
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here's a tutorial from www.make-fabulous-cakes.com:

http://www.make-fabulous-cakes.com/gift-box-cake-tutorial.html

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cakesbycathy Posted 10 Jan 2010 , 9:58pm
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Thanks!! Those are really helpful!

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JGMB Posted 10 Jan 2010 , 10:07pm
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Thanks for finding and sharing that tutorial!! I never dreamed you could do a giftbox out of buttercream. My daughter, who's a hat fanatic icon_lol.gif , would LOVE a hatbox cake, and now I know how to make one!!

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LateBloomer Posted 11 Jan 2010 , 5:32pm
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Thanks so much. This is wonderful. So much quicker than fondant and better tasting too.

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GL79 Posted 11 Jan 2010 , 5:54pm
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Thanks for the tutorial, this look so easy.

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Cristi-Tutty Posted 11 Jan 2010 , 10:19pm
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thank you so much for sharing the webpage I love it, so many ideas

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lecrn Posted 12 Jan 2010 , 6:04pm
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Here's a box cake that I did which was buttercream & gumpaste lid:

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1448519.html

IMO, it was very difficult to make b/c all the sides of the square had to be almost perfect (mine weren't). The top of the lid & side panels of the lid were made several days in advance so that they would dry. I learned the technique from sugarshack's dvd Boxes & Bows. I probably won't make a box cake like this again b/c I couldn't get it perfect & it was a PITA.

I love the website that was posted above! I've never thought of making the lid out of bc like that. I can't wait to try it.

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JGMB Posted 12 Jan 2010 , 8:50pm
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Wow, lecrn, it may have been hard to make, but it was well worth your effort. What a gorgeous cake!!!

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lecrn Posted 12 Jan 2010 , 10:49pm
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Wow, lecrn, it may have been hard to make, but it was well worth your effort. What a gorgeous cake!!!




Thanks so much!

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antonia74 Posted 12 Jan 2010 , 10:57pm
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Here's a box cake that I did which was buttercream & gumpaste lid.





Holy cow, your lid was gumpaste and not fondant?? How on earth did you manage that? icon_surprised.gif

Did they request that you not use fondant? I'd have been at a loss!

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lecrn Posted 12 Jan 2010 , 11:25pm
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Here's a box cake that I did which was buttercream & gumpaste lid.




Holy cow, your lid was gumpaste and not fondant?? How on earth did you manage that? icon_surprised.gif

Did they request that you not use fondant? I'd have been at a loss!




It was actually fondant with gum tex added. If I had used fondant only, I think that the box lid would have sagged. The box top lid and lid panels were made ahead of time to dry.
Actually, they wanted a buttercream box cake. The pic that they showed me was all fondant. At the time, I thought that this option would be best for the look they wanted.
If I have a request for a square box cake, it will be all fondant or nothing.

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antonia74 Posted 13 Jan 2010 , 12:28am
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ooh, i see! icon_wink.gif

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