I am doing a jack in a box, 8 in squares x 4 layers....I have a cake board in between the two top and bottom layers with dowels in between also. I am afraid to use the gp lid I made to prop open for it is heavy....so thought maybe I should use cardboard covered with fondant? I would appreciate any ideas if you have done one before. I was thinking of wooden dowel down the center also before addinf the rkt elmo on the top????thanks
wouldn't the fondant covered cardboard weigh about the same as the gumpaste lid?
yeah I was thinking the same thing......oh jeeze I m not sure what the heck to try ...any ideas would be greatly appreciated.....asap
well maybe some melted chocolate and dowels made to look like hinges? Or foam core board?
If the gumpaste lid is dried hard enough, can you use two dowels (one on each side) to prop it up? if the dowels are taller than your cake, you should be able to raise it high enough to get your "Jack" to stand up under the lid. You could always cover the dowels in fondant to match the lid.
Use as a last resort LOL
I would make the lid out of styrofoam.
ok after fretting all night I sucked it up and used the gumpaste lid, success.............worked great...check it out in my pics
Thanks to everyone who tried to help me I really appreciate it!