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Coolest Gift Wrapped Birthday Cake 33

by Alicia
(Wellston, Michigan)

Homemade Gift Wrapped Birthday Cake

Homemade Gift Wrapped Birthday Cake

I made this Gift Wrapped Birthday Cake last weekend for a friend's birthday party. I wanted to try something different and I hadn't made bows yet. I also tried making homemade marshmallow fondant this time. It was too dry and after many attempts to make it stop tearing I threw in the towel and used store bought fondant.

The bow wasn't allowed to dry overnight. I made the bow only hours before the party because my son decided to eat the 3 I had made the night before. I wrapped the loops in marshmallows and placed it on the cake. An hour before the party I used a fork to push the marshmallows out of the holes, they stayed perfect for the entire night.

I would however recommend letting them dry, it would have been much easier. I also used pearl dust on the bow ("ribbon") after I put it on the cake. I would say to make sure you put that on before it goes on the cake and not apply with a small paintbrush, but with a makeup brush like I had read somewhere. The paintbrush concentrated the pearl dust to the first brush stroke-while the makeup brush swirled it around evenly.

This was a fun cake despite having to remake the bows. It was a huge hit! There was a wedding party at the restaurant where we had our dinner and the waitstaff came over to comment that my cake was better than the cake for the wedding in the next room!

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by: Anonymous

Your bow looks really good.

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Coolest Gift Wrapped Cake 26

by Amanda
(Florida)

Homemade Gift Wrapped Cake

Homemade Gift Wrapped Cake

A friend asked me to do a cake for her daughter's 4th birthday and she found a Gift Wrapped Cake similar to this one on this site. I used 3 different size square pans and baked a vanilla cake. I made buttercream frosting which I divided and colored. I frosted each cake.

I then used homemade marshmallow fondant which I divided up and colored. I cut out one inch strips to place across all four sides of each cake and using different size circle fondant cutters I cut out the polka-dots and then using a fondant cutting tool cut out strips which I used for the swirls.

I placed the polka-dots and swirls on the cakes using a damp paint brush. I then cut out strips on fondant for my bow which I let dry for about an hour and also made the fondant curls to place in my bow. I used buttercream frosting to hold the bow in place.

The homemade gift wrapped cake took about 5 hours total to make and decorate. I stacked the cakes and using a large dot tip, added the strip to the bottom of each cake.

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by: Anonymous

This is a great cake. I am wondering if you had to transport it and if you had any difficulty doing so given the height of the cake? What do you use to store tall cakes until "party time?"

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by: Amanda

Hi, Yes I did have to transport this cake. It isn't as high as it looks because each cake is only one layer. Once at the party I put on the top tier and finished up the trim. I actually could have had it completely done and it would have been fine. I used a cake box with the top cut off and I kept the cake in my fridge...had to rearrange the shelves a little. As for supporting each layer, I always use a cake board cut to size under each layer and I put lollipop sticks in each layer to help support. You can buy the plastic supports but the sticks work just fine for my cakes. I hope this helps!

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Coolest Gift Box Cake 36

by Francis B.
(Bronx, NY)

Homemade Gift Box Cake

Homemade Gift Box Cake

This Gift Box Cake was a cake I made for my best friend's cousin. It was for a Baby Shower, it was actually just my second fondant cake. I made the fondant with marshmallows & 10x sugar (it taste great) adding pink coloring. I made it days before and also the chocolate fondant made with fondant already made and chocolate melts with cornsyrup adding brown coloring.

I made my cake the night before and put it on the refrigerator. In the morning I covered it with buttercream and started working on my fondant. I covered the cake with pink fondant and smoothed it out. I cut the strips for the bow (I put bouty napkin on the loop of the bow) until it got harder and has able to stay up. I also cut circle with the fondant cut outs. I brushed the circles with a wet small paint brush to stick the circles then steam it a little I should have done it more for more shine.

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