I have seen so many awesome shoe box cakes on cc. Can any one tell me how they do the lids to the shoe box. I am not sure how to go about constructing them. Help please!!
I'll give you a "bump" up. I'd like to know also.
I've only made one shoe cake so was making it up as I went along really!!
First I covered the entire cake with fondant.
Then I covered a thin cake board with more fondant with a little extra round the edges to make a side for the lid. I lay it on top of a cup until the sides dried then attached it to my cake with RI.
I'm sure others could tell you an easier/better way to do it but I was really happy with the result.
Hope that helps a little
sugarshack has a new DVD "Boxes & Bows" that has step by step instructions for the lids and bows. Her website is sugaredproductions.com
Thank you ladies very much. It gave me some ideas to think about!
Thanks Lyndseyb52, I want to try that!
mine in my photos is a single layer cake covered with fondant, I covered the "box" completely with fondant, made the tissue paper and the put a dowel about 1 inch away from the front and sticking up form the cake about 1/2 to 1" and then put some RI glue on the back end of the cake and set the other cake "lid" on top.
I hope this is not a bad idea but I had the same question. I have a cake that have to do next week that involves lids and I would like for them to be nice and square.
I could not find any information on how they were doing their lids so I started brain storming. I plan on making mine out of rice crispy treats and covering them in chocolate and then fondant. I think that should give the sharp edges and support I need and yet still light. I have never worked with the rice crispy treats but I figure that you can mold it like you want it and then crush the rice crispies that are in the corner so that you can get a really sharp edge.
There is also very detailed directions in the book: Confetti Cakes by Elisa Strauss.