I am making a jewelry box cake for my friend's mom's birthday and was pretty sure I could handle it, but just had a couple of logistical questions I was wondering if anyone could help me with. I was just going to make the cake 4 9 x 13 rectangles stacked with a covered cake board or styrofoam for the top. I was wondering structurally if I could stack all 4 layers on top of each other without doweling and a cake board separator between two of the layers. I would think that it wouldn't sag, but wasn't sure. Also, if anyone had any advice on the lid and making it appear slightly open, I would appreciate that as well. Thank you in advance.
There are some beautiful jewelry box cakes in the gallery but here's mine
it's a 3 layer (9x13) italian tri-color cake. no dowels. And I drove it about 40 miles without a problem. For the lid I used a matzoh covered in fondant and used an impression mat around the cake and lid. Many people 'hinge' theirs open but I was worried about the travel and bumping so I lay mine on top!