Treasure Chest Cake Please Help!!

Decorating By HipnotiqGlamour Updated 25 Oct 2008 , 2:16pm by sweetcakes

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HipnotiqGlamour Posted 25 Oct 2008 , 7:29am
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Okay I have a order for a treasure chest cake. First off how do I make the lid stay up it I want it open a bit?

Also on fondant how would I get a wood look to it..

any help is much appreciated .

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Ariginal Posted 25 Oct 2008 , 9:20am
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hi not sure on how to make the open lid maybe use a cake board covered in fondant and to get the wood grain look i use a toothpick or similar to scratch in wavey lines of the wood and then with brown gel diluted in alcohol or what have you i paint it on in the scratch marks so they are darker in colour.. hopethat helps

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sweetcakes Posted 25 Oct 2008 , 2:16pm
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whether you use cake or RKT for the lid, sit it on a cake board, then when you put the skewers/dowels into the chest part, cut them an inch or so higher so the lid can rest on them and look open. i still put in 2 skewers through the lid down to the base board to stop it sliding off. wood grain can be achieved by using an impression mat, or marking it with a fork while it is still soft, or draw the lines on with a food marker or airbrush if you have one.

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