AHello everyone I need some advice on how to make a gift box lid for a present cake but with the lid kind if leaning on the cake......if I make it out of cake won't it eventually slide off lol? Never done anything like this so any advice would be greatly appreciated thanks! [IMG]http://www.cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3284557/width/200/height/400[/IMG]
You should use styrofoam for the lid.
AWould I need to cover the Styrofoam with buttercream as if it was a cake?
I think it needs the buttercream to stick to - I am not sure how you would get the fondant to stick to the styrofoam.
Yes, you need to brush your styrofoam either with water, piping gel or a very thick coat of buttercream for the fondant to stick.
AOk and do I need to put a cake board stuck to the Styrofoam on the bottom or the styrofoam touches the cake im sorry I have a lot of questions just trying to figure it out
I would put fondant on both sides of the lid. Anyone standing to the side of the table will see the underside of it, and then the Styrofoam isn't touching the cake.
By the way, I meant THIN coat of buttercream, not THICK.
Yes, you need to brush your styrofoam either with water, piping gel or a very THIN coat of buttercream for the fondant to stick.
AOk thank you for all of your advice.....it has been very helpful! !!!!