Can anyone tell me where I can find a tutorial on how to get the effect of this box and lid? I am dying to try making one of these!!!
I love this cake and really need to know how to do the lids! A friend of my wants something similar for her birthday in November. Any ideas?
I hope these links will help. Read the comments also.
You right, there is no tutorial for a hat box cake.I made a round cake,put gumpaste flowers on the top. For the lid i bought a real hat box lid at Hobby Lobby and covered it beautifully with fondant or gumpaste. Put the lid nex to the cake covering some flowers. Nobody even noticed that it's fake lid.
I have made a box cake and lid...for the lid I used an actual lid covered in plastic wrap and covered in crisco, and formed my gumpaste over it...once it is dry it should hold its shape once removed from the box top. I made the tissue using the gumpaste rolled paper thin and used dowels to hold up the lid
Sharon Zambito has a marvelous DVD showing several different ways to do boxes (SugarShack on CC)
Elisa Strauss has a book
Confetti Cakes for Kids
that has detailed instructions on making an open box using cake as the lid that you might find in your local library or book store.