Hi Fellow Cakers!
I am making a Tiffany Box cake for a Shower on Sunday 3/27. I have no idea about how to do the lid for the boxes. Can someone PLEASE email me any tips or tutorial links? Insturctions? THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART! <3 hAVE A SUPER DAY!
Is the lid going to be on top of the box or halfway off? If it's going to be on top, just make it out of an extra layer of fondant, which you trim where the boxtop ends. If it's going to be halfway off, many people make it out of styrofoam and cover it with fondant.
if you want it to look like the lid is popped open, and you want it to be 100% edible, take a sheet of rice krispie treats (the size of your box), and cover it it fodant the same shade as your box. then use a skewer to prop it open. insert the skewer through the cake and into your cakeboard, leaving some of it sticking out the top of the cake....as high or as low as you'd like to achieve your popped lid effect. then stick your lid on top and push it into the skewer and it will stay "popped" and in place. add tissue paper and that will fill the gaps.
Sharon has an awesome DVD on making boxes that might be in your library: Boxes and Bows from SugarEd Productions!
i always use a foam core. i cut it 1/2 inch bigger then I cover it in advance: first the topper part of the lid, i elevate this piece of foam core, i always use the shortening can, then i cut the sides of the lid all same size and carefully and using corn syrup as glue, I attach each side making sure they are straight . When my box cake is all covered and ready to be delivered, i put some wooden sticks and place the lid on top of them.