evesa1129 Posted 25 Jan 2013 , 10:55pm
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Hello everyone! :) I have an order for a cake to match this one down to the tee, I am confidant I can decorate however, my one concern

 

 

 is making the box lids! I have no clue to make achieve that look on a stacked cake like this one. Can anyone please help I'm desperate and the order is for 2 weeks from tomorrow. Thank you!

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shanter Posted 25 Jan 2013 , 11:07pm
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You might want to look at this thread:

http://cakecentral.com/t/708564/make-gift-shoe-box-cake

 

I think the link in that thread should be to this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SV9IBkTghmI

kikiandkyle Posted 25 Jan 2013 , 11:13pm
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AYou might also check out the Advanced Fondant course on Craftsy, a lot of the techniques on this cake are covered in this class.

evesa1129 Posted 25 Jan 2013 , 11:13pm
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Thank you so much!
 

shanter Posted 25 Jan 2013 , 11:23pm
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These might help:

https://www.google.com/#hl=en&tbo=d&sclient=psy-ab&q=cake+open+lid+on+box&oq=cake+open+lid+on+box&gs_l=hp.3...1709.8720.0.8997.22.20.0.2.2.0.168.1925.10j10.20.0.les%3B..1.0...1c.1._hhGZ4_5eEA&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.&bvm=bv.41524429,d.cGE&fp=f57bf628413e002&biw=1372&bih=717

 

http://cakecentral.com/t/215781/here-are-my-hatbox-cake-directions

savannahquinn Posted 26 Jan 2013 , 2:09am
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I've done open lids with a single layer covered in fondant.  Is it possible these lids are styrofoam covered in fondant for greater stability?

icer101 Posted 26 Jan 2013 , 2:16am
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howsweet Posted 26 Jan 2013 , 3:43am
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I've done open lids with a single layer covered in fondant.  Is it possible these lids are styrofoam covered in fondant for greater stability?


I've done more of these than I can count.  And yes, that's the best thing to use because it's the lightest. To OP, it also helps to put 2-3 dowels in to hold up the lid and a "smoosh of fondant with a little tylose glue or even water to secure it.  If you don't dowel it, the weight of the lid can squish the cake down and cause the fondant to ripple. 

evesa1129 Posted 21 Feb 2013 , 11:52pm
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Thank you all of your help!
 

evesa1129 Posted 3 Mar 2013 , 8:34pm
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I've done more of these than I can count.  And yes, that's the best thing to use because it's the lightest. To OP, it also helps to put 2-3 dowels in to hold up the lid and a "smoosh of fondant with a little tylose glue or even water to secure it.  If you don't dowel it, the weight of the lid can squish the cake down and cause the fondant to ripple. 

What's OP

 

 

 

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howsweet Posted 3 Mar 2013 , 8:48pm

original poster :)
 

yortma Posted 3 Mar 2013 , 8:50pm
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What's OP

 

 

 

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original post or opening post,  which would be you!

evesa1129 Posted 4 Mar 2013 , 9:32pm

Oh :) I feel silly :) Thank you!
 

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