Open Lid For A Tool Box Cake?

Decorating By my_4_dumplins Updated 13 Jan 2010 , 5:29pm by ZoesMum

my_4_dumplins Posted 12 Jan 2010 , 8:01am
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I am making a cake for my husbands birthday that looks like a tool box. I want to have the lid open like the picture attached, but I don't know how to go about fixing it to the cake. Any help would be appreciated. TIA
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icalise Posted 12 Jan 2010 , 8:04am
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I can't help but want to see what others say!

ikklejo Posted 12 Jan 2010 , 10:06am
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Hiya, I havent made one like this but have read about attatching tricky things like this!! I think alot of people use rods/ dowling through the lid right through the cake?? Im more than sure there is a topic on this kind of thing and someone will point you in the direction of it!! - Would like to see it when it is finished icon_smile.gif

ZoesMum Posted 12 Jan 2010 , 5:06pm
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I haven't done it myself, but asked a similar question when looking to make a gift box cake for Christmas. It was suggested to use foam for the lid covered in fondant, then use dowels through an angled piece of foam to prop it open. Did you want it all the way open, or will partially open do?

my_4_dumplins Posted 12 Jan 2010 , 11:57pm
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Originally Posted by ZoesMum

I haven't done it myself, but asked a similar question when looking to make a gift box cake for Christmas. It was suggested to use foam for the lid covered in fondant, then use dowels through an angled piece of foam to prop it open. Did you want it all the way open, or will partially open do?


I'm thinking I will have it all the way open with some fondant/gumpaste tools laying in the top.

MBHazel Posted 13 Jan 2010 , 12:29am
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I don't know the right answer onthis, but I do know that if you use dowels really close to the edge of your cake that you can blow out the side of your cake. Voice of experience. So, I would love to hear the right way.

Hazel

ZoesMum Posted 13 Jan 2010 , 5:29pm
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I'm not sure how you would do all the way open properly, so hopefully someone else will chime in!!

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