Help With Open Box Heart Cake

Decorating By Regiscu Updated 31 Jan 2011 , 3:49am by Regiscu

Regiscu Posted 30 Jan 2011 , 9:07am
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I want to make an open box heart cake with flowers in the middle but I don't know how to secure the top part of the box so that it won't fall or crush the gumpaste roases. Any ideas?

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DeezTreatz Posted 30 Jan 2011 , 9:53pm
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For the lid you can use styrofoam cut into the shape you want or use rice krispie treats molded into the pan of your heart - covered in fondant. Pour chocolate or put buttercream on the lid of the RKT then your fondant - so it's nice and even icon_smile.gif
You can prop up your lid with a dowel in the middle of your heart cake icon_smile.gif
Good luck!

cakeyouverymuch Posted 30 Jan 2011 , 10:47pm
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You have a few options depending on what you want to make the lid out of. I've done three different ones that you can see in my photos.

In this one ( http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1924472 ) I made the cover of the basket out of pastillage (essentially it is a harder version of gumpaste) and propped it up with skewers. Soda straws would work as an alternative for this method because the pastillage does not weigh much. I covered mine with buttercream, but you could use fondant just as easily or even use straight gumpaste.

In this one ( http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1923365 ) I made the cover out of foamcore and covered it in fondant. I held it in place with a bamboo skewer which I hid with a bow on the center of the cover.

In this one ( http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1923349 ) I used a sugar cookie baked in the same shape as the box, put a thin layer of cake on it and covered the whole thing with fondant. The weight of the whole cover held it in place on the side, but if I wanted to put it on the box I would have used just the cookie (less weight) and held it up with soda straws or skewers. You could hide a straw or two among your flowers and use a third one to anchor the back of the cover in place and hide it with a small decoration. HTH

Regiscu Posted 31 Jan 2011 , 3:49am
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Thank You both! It was really helpful!

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