I'm going to be making a 3 tiered shoebox cake for a friend. My friend doesn't want the cakes completely covered in fondant, but is fine with fondant accents. I'm thinking I'll make the showbox lids with fondant, but I'm not sure how I'm going to trim the fondant to have nice crisp lines. Should I lay the fondant over the top of the cake and then trim along the sides to make the lid? Or should I roll the fondant out and cut it in the rectangular shape before laying it on the cake and then fold the corners and trim as necessary? Any other brilliant ideas??
I make my lid separately: mold it over a size larger pan and let dry for a few days then prop it on the cake w/ a dowel rod on one end to make the box look open (does that make sense?) I just cover the "box" part normally w/ fondant. One tip I learned that's helpful is to use the nonstick foil on the pan I'm molding my lid on so the lid pops off. HTH
Great idea!! Thank you!
here's a link to hatbox directions. She gives wonderful directions: