Building Box Cake With Lid

Decorating By AnaToplin Updated 10 May 2010 , 3:48pm by ladybug76

AnaToplin Posted 10 May 2010 , 2:23am
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I have seen some very great jewelry boxes, or cigar boxes on CC. I need a step by step tutorial if anyone has it, for building a cigar box (any box) cake. I know I can use styrofoam as the lid and cover it in fondant, but, its how to attach and make it stay that I need help with. Any ideas, or links? I appreciate your help! icon_smile.gif

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jjaj Posted 10 May 2010 , 1:27pm
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When i made mine (in my pics), i just covered my cake in mmf, then attached a styro wedge with a little bc (i covered mine with mmf and hot glued to a cake board cut to size, so no styro would touch my cake). then i covered my styro lid with mmf, and again put on cake board, and glued that to wedge with bc. hope this helps you.

AnaToplin Posted 10 May 2010 , 3:26pm
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jjaj, I went to your pics, but do not see a box cake. Am I missing something? Thanks for teh idea. I will try to visualize and apply to my cake.

jjaj Posted 10 May 2010 , 3:36pm
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it's the stacked gift box cake...woops...were you thinking of a totally different kind of box? sorry =(

ladybug76 Posted 10 May 2010 , 3:48pm
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I have made several box cakes using 2 different methods... First way....covering a styrofoam wedge and securing to cake with BC. Second way.... cutting tea straws the height I need then using a small dab of BC to secure end of straw to box top. For both methods, to give me peace of mind, I run a small border of BC to the inside of the box lid (so not to show on outside of cake) for adding 'glue!' Here's a pic of my most recent box cake. HTH!
~ Jaime

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