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Here are my Hatbox cake directions.

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Many of you have asked how I make my hatbox cakes. Ill do my best to describe what I do, but I know there are several right ways to make these. Heres how I fumble through mine.

I make my regular cakes, decorate and stack them. For the hatbox lid, I make mine from styrofoam. I roll out GP, flip it over, paint it with water, then put the stryofoam on top, and cut around it. Flip it over, smooth it and let it dry. After that I take fondant, cover the top and sides of the lid, flip it over and cut off the excess. Makes a nice seam between the GP and fondant. If you dont want to use the Styrofoam, you can always prop the like open with a wooden dowel.

I prop mine open with a Styrofoam wedge because I usually use that to secure my flowers. (Like a floral oasis). You have to do your flower arrangement first, and keep trying on the lid, to make sure your not going to smash the flowers. I push a floral wire into the bottom of the lid, then push the lid down on the Styrofoam and into the cake. I secure the back of the lid with either a dab of royal icing or white chocolate. Hope this makes sense. Let me know if you have any questions.

I've posted a picture of the babyshower hatbox cake just in case you haven't seen it.
LL
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Thank you so very much for sharing this with us!

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Thank you so much. I am looking forward to trying this sometime in the near future. Your work is awesome.
June
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post #4 of 151
I have always just LOVED that cake Jan and was wondering how to make a hatbox lid..this is superb!!!
Thanks very much!
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post #5 of 151
thats very helpful!
what do you charge for a cake like the one youve pictured?
post #6 of 151
Thanks for sharing the instructions. I'll definitely have to try this design.

Author of The Cake & Cookie Closet: All Dolled Up in Sugar and The Cake & Cookie Closet: Mini Christmas Treats.  "Like" me on - www.facebook.com/TheCakeandCookieCloset.

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post #7 of 151
That cake is just amazing! Thank you for taking the time to share how to do this with us! Jen
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post #8 of 151
What is GP?
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Thanks so much! It really is beautiful!
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What is GP?



Gum Paste

Thanks for sharing FairyTale!
post #11 of 151
Thanks for sharing. Maybe I will try it. You make it seem a little more simple.
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post #12 of 151
Thank you for sharing. Your cake is beautiful BTW.

Karen

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Karen

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Oh dude!! Total duh on my part!! Oh my gosh I had even gone to the abbreviations list to look before I posted!!!! Please don't BAN me!!! icon_redface.gif
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Thanks for the tips!
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Oh dude!! Total duh on my part!! Oh my gosh I had even gone to the abbreviations list to look before I posted!!!! Please don't BAN me!!! icon_redface.gif



OMG, you live in Visalia? I use to do work with Visalia Community Hospital. Wow. Now I'm working with hospitals in Delano and Tulare. Yep, nothing but the big time for me.LOL. icon_biggrin.gif
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