Cake Too Tall For Cake Box... Any Suggestions?

Decorating By Spectra Updated 8 Apr 2010 , 4:26pm by Spectra

 Spectra  Cake Central Cake Decorator Profile
Spectra Posted 8 Apr 2010 , 4:12pm
post #1 of 7

Sooo my cake is nice and tall, but the top of the box is going to mess the icing all up. Any suggestions so I can give this to the person looking nice yet covered?

6 replies
 KathysCC  Cake Central Cake Decorator Profile
KathysCC Posted 8 Apr 2010 , 4:17pm
post #2 of 7

I always tape the lid in a half closed position. Sometimes, I cover the opening with heavy plastic wrap that is also taped down.

 cakesbymark  Cake Central Cake Decorator Profile
cakesbymark Posted 8 Apr 2010 , 4:18pm
post #3 of 7

tape the sides of the box top just before it will touch your cake and then drappe plastic wrap around the open area to cover it

 Lyndseyb52  Cake Central Cake Decorator Profile
Lyndseyb52 Posted 8 Apr 2010 , 4:19pm
post #4 of 7

I've had the same problem before, in fact I've stopped buying cake boxes!

I've used a craft knife before to cut a neat square out the lid of the box and my fondant figure peeked out the top. You can actually buy cake box extenders and they are just a piece of card that sit in each corner of your box and the lid stays elevated off your cake. (if that makes sense)

Lyndsey xx

 Spectra  Cake Central Cake Decorator Profile
Spectra Posted 8 Apr 2010 , 4:22pm
post #5 of 7

Thank you for the replies! Phew! icon_smile.gif

 Florimbio  Cake Central Cake Decorator Profile
Florimbio Posted 8 Apr 2010 , 4:22pm
post #6 of 7

cut your own box out of foam core...get at wal-marticon_smile.gif

 Spectra  Cake Central Cake Decorator Profile
Spectra Posted 8 Apr 2010 , 4:26pm
post #7 of 7

Ooo what a great idea!

Quote by @%username% on %date%

%body%