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Coolest Present Cake 20

by Michele
(Bakersfield, CA)

Polka Dot Present Cake

Polka Dot Present Cake

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!

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THATS CUTE
by: Donna

That is too cute. Good Job

instead of foam
by: Lena Goodwin

Gorgeous cake. If you want to make the top edible you could use rice krispie treats covered in fondant instead of foam. Lightweight and really yummy!


FONDANT
by: Anonymous

It's a cute cake. How do you make the fondant? Can you tell me step by step please.

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Coolest Present Cake 47

by Bob L.
(Minneapolis, MN)

Homemade Present Cake

Homemade Present Cake

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.

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great job!
by: Vickie P.

I love this present cake! So beautiful, it makes me want to make one too. Now, who's having a birthday? Have a great day!

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Coolest Present Birthday Cake 30

by Kylie O.
(Woolgoolga, NSW, Australia)

Homemade Present Birthday Cake

Homemade Present Birthday Cake

I made this Present Birthday Cake for my Mother and Grandmother's birthday. Both tiers are dark Chocolate Torte. There is a thin layer of buttercream under the fondant.

I put rolled up tissues in the bow loops and left them in there for an hour so the fondant would hold it's shape as it hardened. I was really happy with how it turned out, as were they.

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Great Cake
by: Lis

Have just looked at your cake and think it's great. You have done such a fantastic job. I especially love the two layers with different patterns. Do you do this professionally? If not you should! You are very talented.

Creating Fondant Bow
by: Jodi

I have found in making my first fondant cake that you can lay the bow loops on their side and let them dry before attaching thus widen them as high and loopy as you want for fullness. Also cut a pointed V at the end of each loop with an x-acto knife to allow multiple loops to be fitted together point to point.

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Coolest Birthday Prezzie Box Cake 66

by Sherrilee B.
(Melbourne, Victoria ,Australia)


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.

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Coolest 70th Gift Box Cake 57

by Lucy
(Wigan, UK)

Homemade 70th Gift Box Cake

Homemade 70th Gift Box Cake

I made this 70th Gift Box Cake for my mana's 70th birthday! I used a 10" square cake tin. The cake is a vanilla sponge with strawberry and butter cream icing middle.

I made the pink bow out of fondant and for all the pink detailing I used Tesco's pink icing in a tube, very handy and brilliant for effects but can be basic too.

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Coolest Box Birthday Cake 37

by Jen D.
(Dallas, TX)

Homemade Box Birthday Cake

Homemade Box Birthday Cake

This Box Birthday Cake was made for twin girls. I gave them each a three tiered cake of their own. I hope they loved it as much as I did!

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This is Amazing
by: LaTasha C.

Can you please tell me how you made the banners that you wrote happy birthday on? Also, how did you make the small boxes? Did you have a pan or just cut the cake the size you wanted it to be? Please let me know if you can.

can u bake for me?
by: Anonymous

This cake is amazing!

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