Making A Box With A Moving Lid

Decorating By callmeJen Updated 5 Oct 2013 , 5:31pm by smittyditty

callmeJen Posted 24 Sep 2013 , 6:36pm
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I am planning on making a jewellery box.  Something similar to this one by BetterHomesCake's. - I love the mirror!  It's for my niece, and I want to go all out.  I would really like to present it with the lid closed and have her open it to see all the candy jewellery on the inside. 


I made a dump truck earlier this year, and my idea then was to have a cake board folded in half with the yellow bit sitting on top of it.  It worked well as a hinge, but it didn't really stay on the bottom part of the cake as you can see, and looked messy.


This is my first idea, but I know I'll run into the same problem of the board pulling away from the cake, ripping the fondant.  


Does anyone have suggestions for a better way to do this?



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smittyditty Posted 24 Sep 2013 , 9:07pm
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I would make the lid Styrofoam and then buy some hidden barrel hinges. I would put one piece of Styrofoam at the back side of the jewelry box. Or wood which ever and insert hinges. These are the hinges they actually use for these types of boxes.


By the way super cute cake idea. I too have a niece having a birthday soon.

smittyditty Posted 24 Sep 2013 , 9:08pm
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Oh and that piece at the back of the box wood or Styrofoam I'd screw into the board from bottom up. If that makes sense.

callmeJen Posted 5 Oct 2013 , 5:29pm
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Thanks so much for the tip!  I'll definitely remember this for the next time.  I got some advice from a friend of mine, and while it worked, it didn't look the greatest.  I wasn't able to cover the styrofoam hinge as the back with fondant - it got in the way of the moving bits, so I had to cut it away.  It's for family, so it's not the end of the world, but I'll know what not to do next time.



smittyditty Posted 5 Oct 2013 , 5:31pm
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The barrel hinges are hidden so no need to cover them just fyi. I've not used them other than for an actual box but I suffice it to be the same just glue them into the styro pieces.

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