I've watched a video from pinkcakebox, but I wondered for those of you who have done these cakes--- did you do panels or one piece and trim the corners?-- and is it fondant or did you use fondant with tylose? Did you have a problem with sagging? I haven't done one yet, but am trying to work out the kinks in my head before I start! Thanks in advance for all the help!
I've never done a shoebox, but I did a shirt box once and I used panels, not because that's necessarily the way to go, but because I wanted to experiment. I imagine you could do it either way. I used fondant with CMC (tylose) and let the panels dry flat before attaching them to the cake. I'd be glad to hear some more opinions on this, too. Would anybody who has done this care to offer their techniques?
I use fondant (no tylose) and cover the cake. No panels. I did panels on my gift bag cake though.
ladyonzlake--- no issues at all with sagging? Your boxes are great!
Nope. No sagging. Your fondant will adhear to your buttercream.
Just a few more questions. So you just laid the piece of fondant over the cake or lid and trimmed the corners so there's a seam, correct? Your lid is just a thin layer of cake, on a board-- done the same and propped up on top of the other cake? And the tissue-- I wasn't going to do it, but like the look. Do you just make those layers and let them dry before you put them on? Sorry for so many questions!