Last fall I made a cake for my cousin-to-be's bridal shower. I thought I had the box height tall enough, but imagine my surprise when I got to the venue and found a very squished nose on my tiki idol cake....aside from the squished nose though the cake tasted delish.
It chocolate and white cake layers alternating covered in a chocolate peanut butter ganash type frosting.
(will post pics soon)
I did the same with my very first cake...
Notice the squished eyes... http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1720309/1720310 lol
Safe to say I haven't made that mistake twice!!
I always just tape the lid sort of open this way it never closes all the way and smashes anything down. hth
I did it also - once!!! That's not a mistake you usually make twice!! Sorry that happened to you!
I just cut the lid off... I dont want to spend the money on boxes 12 inches high. And I like to see my cakes while I drive