Open Briefcase Cake

Decorating By Baree_ Updated 19 Nov 2015 , 12:37am by Baree_

Baree_ Posted 17 Nov 2015 , 8:02pm
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Hey! Im new herr and need help with an open briefcase cake. Im not sure how to do the lid!! I attached a pic of what i want to make. Can anyone give me guidelines on how to get it done please? I checked  previous posts but not fully understanding. 

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Baree_ Posted 18 Nov 2015 , 3:41am
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Hey someone please help!! :(

costumeczar Posted 18 Nov 2015 , 12:34pm
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I did an open briefcase cake once...I used a corrugated plastic board and heated it until it melted then bent it into shape to hold up the "lid." The cake was sitting on the board, then there was a part of the plastic that was bent perpendicularly up along the spine of the case, then the lid stuck up. I'll try to find a diagram.

Baree_ Posted 18 Nov 2015 , 1:55pm
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So you made the lid from cake as well?? 

ropalma Posted 18 Nov 2015 , 9:22pm
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Here is a diagram.  You can make 2 out of styrofoam. Or you can make 3 out of styrofoam and 1 and 2 out of cake.  You probably need to dowel through 3, 2, and 1 to make sure lid stays in place.



ropalma Posted 18 Nov 2015 , 9:23pm
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Here is a diagram.  You can make 2 out of styrofoam. Or you can make 3 out of styrofoam and 1 and 2 out of cake.  You probably need to dowel through 3, 2, and 1 to make sure lid stays in place.



ropalma Posted 18 Nov 2015 , 9:23pm
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Here is a diagram.  You can make 2 out of styrofoam. Or you can make 3 out of styrofoam and 1 and 2 out of cake.  You probably need to dowel through 3, 2, and 1 to make sure lid stays in place.



ropalma Posted 18 Nov 2015 , 9:24pm
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Baree_ Posted 18 Nov 2015 , 9:49pm
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Thanks this sheds some light on how to get it done. So number 2 is a triangle shape? 

ropalma Posted 19 Nov 2015 , 12:05am
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Yes triangle or wedge

Baree_ Posted 19 Nov 2015 , 12:37am
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Oh and 9x13 cake? 

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