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Coolest Gift Box Cake 19

by Courtnay
(Georgia, USA)

Gift Box Cake

Gift Box Cake

I made this gift box cake for a friend's wedding shower. It is made from regular Duncan Hines Butter recipe cake mixes which I baked in three 9-inch square pans (making it a triple layer cake). I then frosted with homemade buttercream frosting.

I colored 1 box of prepared fondant brown using Wilton icing gel colors - it takes a lot of brown to turn white fondant a pretty dark chocolate color. I made the loops for the bow a day in advance which is a must unless you want them to droop after an hour. I used a combination of 3 Wilton icing colors to turn 2 boxes of white fondant the sage green color. This was very tricky, the colors were ivory, teal and Kelly green. Tip: try mixing your colors into a cornstarch paste first to get the color combination right. I then rolled the fondant in a large square to cover the entire cake, trimmed the excess and assembled the bow using water to help the loops stick.

It was a big hit!

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My nice try
by: Anon.

This cake recipe was so cool, not to mention the beautiful presentation, that I dropped everything and tried it. Alas, my result was nowhere as spectacular. It is now apparent to me that the skill of the chef and her (certainly not his!) artistic ability is crucial but I do plan to try again.

interested in purchasing a cake
by: Carmeana

Hello,
I live in Ga. Please let me know if you would like to make me a cake.


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Coolest Gift Box Cake 22

by Amanda
(Las Vegas, NV)

Gift Box Cake

Gift Box Cake

This was my second attempt at a fondant cake. I had hoped that doing a more square shape would be easier to cover. I made two white cakes and inverted one on top of the other, filling them with buttercream frosting and peach preserves.

I layered the gift box cake with a crumb coat of the buttercream frosting. Then I covered the cake with green fondant. I had trouble when I got to the last corner. I had to fold the pieces of fondant in on themselves and I could not get rid of the seam. I cut burgundy strips and molded them into teardrop shapes and allowed them to dry. I put these on with a bit of water to make a ribbon. I cut strips of the burgundy fondant to make ribbons going across the top and the sides of the cake.

It was a hit at the party I took it to, and had a request to make another for our next gathering.

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Coolest Gift Box Cake 18

by Jill Davis
(Valdosta, GA)

Gift Box Cake

Gift Box Cake

This was my first fondant cake. I wanted to do something special for my only niece's first birthday. My sister in law wanted something cute and girly. I must have looked at thousands of cakes online. I just combined different ideas of a gift box cake with my own.

The cake is a yellow cake with buttercream icing. I made the flowers the previous night and let them dry. My bow did not turn out quite the way I had hoped, but I now realize what I did wrong.

The cake was definitely a hit at the party! I had a ball making it and hope to make many more!

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Great job
by: Liz

Great job! The colors are fantastic, and I am really impressed since it was your first time using fondant icing - well done :)

EYE CATCHING!
by: Sarah (Australia)

this is fantastic! Really impressed! Just imagine how awesome your next cake will be!!!! Great job!

Question?
by: Anonymous

What kind of fondant did you use? Wilton Fondant or homemade fondant or rolled buttercream fondant?

Looks really good and I think your bow turned out just fine.

cute
by: lori beth

just wanted to say this is the cutest freaking cake I've ever seen.

Too cute!!!
by: Anonymous

Cute cute cute!!!!! U did a wonderful job. I make all my kids and other family members cakes but I have always been afraid to use fondant but your cake makes me want try. Great job!!

Trying to make a similar cake
by: Arlene

First of all I want to say you nailed that cake!!! My daughter is turning one in December and I want to make 2 tier cake similar to yours. My question is what cake recipe did you use, and what size cake pans were used? Can you e-mail me at arlene.rolan@gmail.com?

Thanks
Arlene

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Coolest Gift Box Cake 21

by Christina E.
(Arlington, TX)

Coach and Tiffany's Gift Box Cake

Coach and Tiffany's Gift Box Cake

This cake was for a graduation party. Since the person graduating loves fashion I decided to do a Coach and Tiffany's gift box cake.

The cakes were 6" & 8" squares covered with buttercream and fondant. I drew the Coach symbols on parchment paper and filled them in with melted chocolate (using a #3 tip). I made sure to make extra for breakage and attached the C's to the fondant with melted chocolate.

I did not have enough time to make a fondant bow (not enough drying time) so since I had ribbon I made a bow with that instead.

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Coolest Glitzy Glam Present Birthday Cake Design 55

by Dru
(Nottinghamshire,UK)

Homemade Glitzy Glam Present Birthday Cake Design

Homemade Glitzy Glam Present Birthday Cake Design

Homemade Glitzy Glam Present Birthday Cake Design
Homemade Glitzy Glam Present Birthday Cake Design
Homemade Glitzy Glam Present Birthday Cake Design
Homemade Glitzy Glam Present Birthday Cake Design

I made this Homemade Glitzy Glam Present Birthday Cake Design for a friend's daughter. I had not attempted a cake like this before, but I had so much fun making it and thinking of what to put on it and the hows?

One of the cakes was a rich chocolate cake with a chocolate fudge layer and some a white chocolate cake with coloured fudge topping. Also made use of the fondant coloured icing and also edible glitter. Bought feathers and jewels and craft wire too! Rest is history!!

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