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post #1 of 27
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Hi, I'm making a cake for this upcoming weekend. It's a birthday/best wishes and anniversary cake all in one. I was looking to make a "gift box" but looking at ideas here on cakecentral...I've come across really beautiful ones, especially the gift box cake. My question is...how to I get the "lid" to stay open? and how to make it look like "tissue paper" inside the box? Can someone pleassssse help me in that area? Possibly a step by step? So appreciated! thanks
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post #2 of 27
Kimzie,

I can't answer this for you, but I was just going to post the same question... icon_smile.gif I can't wait for an answer!
post #3 of 27
I know there's a tutorial on this site in a sticky for the cake itself. I dunno about tissue paper though. I can do cloth, but I've never tried tissue paper.
post #4 of 27
Woops, never mind. Somehow I thought you said flower basket. icon_confused.gif Can you tell I had a long day today?
post #5 of 27
to keep the box lid open insert a dowel into the cake and leave about 1/2 to 1'' above the cake, put the other cake "lid" on top, so that it sits at and angle. To make the tissue paper, just roll gumpaste super thin and brush it with peatl dust to make it shinny. hope this helps
post #6 of 27
Make your lid in advance and allow it to dry and harden and you will prop it open with dowlels that are taller then the cake by the amount you want the lid to be lifted up. Tissue paper can be made out of gumpast rolled out extra thin and then gently lifted and crumpled and folded and then set it aside to dry. It is best to make and put it directly where you need it to go so it get's the right shape of draping over the edges and gets tucked in all the right spots.
I am making my first hat box cake this weekend also! It's for Mother's Day for my Grandma, Mom and three Aunts and I guess myself since I am a Mom too..LOL
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post #7 of 27
what is the best way to make the box lid? Is is solid? hollow? Stryofoam? cake? gumpaste?
post #8 of 27
I have been wondering this myself. So, would you just use the tissue paper gumpaste to cover up the dowels? Gumpaste is SO finicky...would 50/50 gumpaste fondant work?
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post #9 of 27
You can make a lid by molding gumpast over the bottom of a pan or making a circle letting it harden and then make a ribbon and attach it around the edge standing up. Using styro is a great option. I love gumpaste! You can turn your fondant into gumpaste by adding Tylose powder but Ii think making gumpaste works out better. Grease your hands up and work it. It does dry fast so no fans turned on and keep the lump you are not using greesed and wrapped up in plastic wrap and even then in a ziplock with all the air sqeezed out. The warmer you get it with your hands the more pliable it becomes.
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post #10 of 27
Here's a link to a DIY project that I had stored in my files. Hope it helps - and be sure to post a picture!

http://www.diynetwork.com/diy/cr_natural_homemade/article/0,2025,DIY_13767_5225051,00.html
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post #12 of 27
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Originally Posted by sadsmile

I love gumpaste! You can turn your fondant into gumpaste by adding Tylose powder but I think making gumpaste works out better. Grease your hands up and work it. It does dry fast so no fans turned on and keep the lump you are not using greesed and wrapped up in plastic wrap and even then in a ziplock with all the air sqeezed out. The warmer you get it with your hands the more pliable it becomes.



I think that is where gumpaste and I fight. It dries so fast that I end up cracking something and then I get a bit irritated. We have a love hate relationship. I think that the more I use it, the more we will get along. thumbs_up.gif
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post #13 of 27
I made a gift box last week and I used a cake on a cake board for the lid. I let it chill in the fridge then frosted it and then chilled again and then covered with fondant and then just put it on the dowels in the cake that were taller on one side than on the other side. Hope this help[s.
post #14 of 27
When I do mine I like to put the dowels and a wedge too for support that way I can attach the lid to the wedge(wich I cover in fodant), with some royal icing so it won't move.

As for the gumpaste, wich brand are you using?.. I know wilton will dry a bit faster than others and yes adding some fondant will help.

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Blog: http://designmeacake.wordpress.com/
Check my Gumpaste  and recipe Tutorials in You tube
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post #15 of 27
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Originally Posted by tonedna

As for the gumpaste, wich brand are you using?.. I know wilton will dry a bit faster than others and yes adding some fondant will help.

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I have been using the Wilton Fondant...maybe I will add some fondant to it to try. Where I live Wilton is the only option. Anything else I would have to order online and I would have no idea what brand to order online. Is there a brand that you prefer?
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