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Coolest Ring Box Bridal Shower Cake

by Lisa G.
(DeSoto, MO)

Homemade Ring Box Bridal Shower Cake

Homemade Ring Box Bridal Shower Cake

Homemade Ring Box Bridal Shower Cake
Homemade Ring Box Bridal Shower Cake

My future daughter-in-law's sister asked me to make a cake for the bridal shower and I wanted to do something different. I decided to make a ring box cake.

I ordered a ring from DecoPac. I baked a chocolate 1/2 sheet and a yellow 1/2 sheet cake rather than buying square pans. I taped 2 1/2 sheet cake boards together and covered them with silver. I leveled the cake after it cooled and used a piece of 8x8 cake board as a template. Cut out 2 8x8 squares from each cake. I stacked the chocolate first and dirty iced each layer with butter cream. Put in 4 dowel rods for support and added a cake board for the next 2 layers. Added the yellow layers. Also dirty iced. Before I iced the top of the cake I trimmed some cake to make it look like the inside of a ring box.

I used marshmallow fondant and rolled out a white piece for the "inside" of the box. Layed it on and trimmed it. I dyed some fondant purple and rolled out a piece big enough to cover the entire box. I trimmed around the bottom and smoothed out the sides. I trimmed away the top to expose the white fondant using care not to cut through the white fondant. I cut 1" strips of the white fondant for "ribbons". Brush a small about of water on the back of the ribbon and attach it to the box. I piped on a ribbon around the bottom with a flat tip pulling in and out to make it look ruffled. I added a string of pearls to finish it.

The "lid" was made with rice crispy treats. I made 1 recipe of Kraft Rice Crispy treats and lined a 8x8 pan with wax paper and put the full recipe into it and refrigerated until I was ready to use it. I put it on a cake board and covered it with butter cream icing. I rolled out a piece of purple fondant to put on the bottom of the lid since it would be showing. I covered the top of the box with purple fondant also and added white fondant ribbons and a box. Also piped on the ribbon and added pearls to three sides of it. I leaned it against the box.

I made a fondant Calla Lilly bouquet. I made the lilies a couple days in advance but would use gum paste instead next time so they would dry firmer. I followed the tutorial on youtube on "Gumpaste calla lilly" Part 1-IV. I used wooden bamboo skewers for the stems instead of wire and covered the stems with green fondant. I made 2 different sizes and layered them in the bouquet with the larger ones first. I cut strips of purple fondant and layed over the stems to look like it was wrapped with ribbon and added a bow to finish it.

Everyone really loved it! I was very excited by their response. I hope this helps you with your cake and gives you some good ideas! Happy baking!!

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