I made this present cake for a baby shower that was polka-dot themed. I used 6 cake mixes and made layers of 9x9 square pans, and then stacked them all up. They were given a coat of buttercream. I made fondant from marshmallows and water and rolled it out and put it on the sides.
I tinted some of the fondant green and cut squares and molded it on top of foil to create the tissue paper. We let that dry most of the day. For the top of the box, we used light Styrofoam because we were afraid cake would break. We put fondant over the Styrofoam.
I then colored more fondant and made the "dots" and ribbon. I put the ribbon and made a bow. (I saw this on You tube) I put the polka dots on and adhered with water.
When I arrived at the shower, I put the cake together. Everyone thought it was so cute, and no one could believe I hadn't bought it!
This Present Cake was my first attempt to fondant and it turned out to be so much fun! This cake got a lot of fun comments and overall was a hit with all those who saw it.
The cake itself was a carrot cake. I baked just one 9x9 deep cake and allowed it to cool overnight. I then iced it with white chocolate ganache. The next day, I played with the fondant and used gel dye to get the deep red color of the 'wrapping paper' (it doesn't look as deep of red as it actually was in person.) The bow turned out to be one of my favorite parts of the cake and was so easy to make.
All in all I probably have about 5 hours into this cake, but it was well worth it. I'm excited to start making my next cake! I completely understand now why they say Fondant is play-doh for adults.
I made this Birthday Prezzie Box Cake for my daughter. It was a chocolate mud cake, covered in chocolate ganache and then covered in fondant. Everything was edible, the bow is the first attempt(and I was quite pleased at how well it turned out).
It took me over three days to make it and was well worth it just to see the look on my daughter's face.