How Do I Make A Shoe Box?

Decorating By rhesp1212 Updated 19 May 2009 , 12:20pm by bashini

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rhesp1212 Posted 19 May 2009 , 12:04pm
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I need to make a Chanel shoe box with tissue paper under the lid. Any suggestions on the best way to go about doing this. I really want the edges to be nice and straight and sharp corners.

Is it easiest to make the lid out of gumpaste and form it over an existing shoe box? What about the box itself?

Oh, any suggestions on how to make the tissue paper look really cool would be good too!
Thanks for any tips! thumbs_up.gif

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bashini Posted 19 May 2009 , 12:20pm
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Hi, I have done a shoe box cake. You can do a sheet cake and then cut it into 2 or three rectangles and place them on top of each other. So you get the shape of a shoe box. Then cover it in Buttercream or Fondant. You can use gumpsate to make the lid.

Or if you can find a rectangular cake pan, use it to bake the cake. Then turn it over and form the lid on top of it, with gumapste. Saw this technique in Sugarshack's DVD. Its Brilliant! thumbs_up.gif

I made the tissues with gumpaste too. Roll it out thinly and then cut some triangles and squares and form them like tissue and let them dry.

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