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.
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.
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!
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.
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!!