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post #16 of 40
thanks AmyKay!
post #17 of 40
hello AmyKay
and everyone else who's asking ...
Whenever I have a tall cake or a cake with standing decorations, I do something I learned from a demo a couple of years ago.
it's called 'tenting'. It is done by linking 2 cake boxes together. It gives you an increased height ...
without getting into the formulae of triangles... an example.. if you used two 10 X 10 X 3 boxes, the new height will be approx 11.5 inches; and you can seal the top of the combined box (cake is completely covered).. this was one of the best tips ever. I use it all the time with stacked cakes & cakes with stand up chocolate transfers.

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post #18 of 40
Fascination

I need to see a visual to understand......
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post #19 of 40
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Originally Posted by Dawns_Goodies

How about Uline. These are shipping boxes but I use them all the time.
I also stamp them and use my scrapbooking stuff to decorate them!

http://www.uline.com/Browse_Listing_402.asp?desc=Cube+Boxes



I decorate them too, then add my business card to one corner, and cover with contact paper. i make a point to let the customers know I would like the box and cake boards back and that it saves them money since i don't have to keep reordering and padding their bill to cover the cost of new. If frosting gets all over, the contact paper is easy to wipe off.

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post #21 of 40
Great resource tincanbaby! Have put them in my file. But unfortunately for me for a majority of my creations they are still not tall enough and the top flap is going to keep bumping my piece. Bummer icon_cry.gif
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post #22 of 40
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Fascination, I'd love to see a picture of the 'tenting' technique as well!! Thanks to everyone for your suggestions icon_smile.gif
post #23 of 40
I'd be curious to find out what tenting is too! currently, I take two boxes of the same size, cut the lids off. Cut two slits in each side and put them together, easing the top box into the slits and inside the bottom box. The slits will keep the top box from falling into the cake. attach a small bit of tape.
post #24 of 40
You are at > Cake Packaging > Cake Boxes

28'' X 18'' X 5'' (Full Sheet) 2-PC Cake Box 25 CT View Add
On Line Price $31.75

6'' X 6'' X 2.5'' Cookie Box View Add
On Line Price $0.30

6'' X 6'' X 2.5'' Cookie Box 250 CT View Add
On Line Price $42.50

7'' X 7'' X 3'' Cookie Box View Add
On Line Price $0.30

7'' X 7'' X 3'' Cookie Box 250 CT View Add
On Line Price $52.50

8'' X 8'' X 5'' Cake Box View Add
On Line Price $0.55

8'' X 8'' X 5'' Cake Box 250 CT View Add
On Line Price $87.50

9'' X 9'' X 4'' Cake Box View Add
On Line Price $0.60

9'' X 9'' X 4'' Cake Box 250 CT View Add
On Line Price $48.00

Wedding Cake Box 18'' X 18'' X 16'' View Add
On Line Price $3.99
post #25 of 40
hello tiptop57 and AmyKay,

I will put one together & take a picture for you.
Will try to post tomorrow.
After you see it, if you need more, I will setup a step by step for you.

ciao for now
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post #26 of 40
tincanbaby wrote:

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You are at > Cake Packaging > Cake Boxes
....Wedding Cake Box 18'' X 18'' X 16'' View Add
On Line Price $3.99



Yeppers, I did see this box and wasn't trying to be rude or anything.....but according to the shop it is too large to ship and available only in store and I am not in Georgia. icon_cry.gif Besides it is a plain corrugated box.......and I was really hoping for a pretty white box.

Most of my cakes are taller than 6". Thanks for trying, they have good prices. I quess I will let the flap bounce off the top until I see Fascination's thingamajig. icon_smile.gif
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post #27 of 40
Hello again,

As I was assembling the tent I thought that this might make a good article for our how-to section. I took 7 photos during the process, so I might just put the whole step-by-step process in there for everyone to see.
In the mean time, I will post the finished tent here as promised.

I learned of this process during a demonstration by Geraldine from Creative Cutters (Toronto). It is one of the best tips I have ever received.

For the purposes of this demo, I used a small 6X6X2.5 inch box. The final 'tent' is 8 inches high.

I just love to make one of these when I have chocolate transfers standing on top of my cakes;
I hope you can all make use of this too.

ciao
p.s.. this is not meant to be packing for shippping, but it does cover your whole cake, which is great if you have to store it for a day or so, or, as often is the case, if it is raining when you have to deliver the cake.
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post #28 of 40
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Fascination, thanks so much! The picture really helps!!
post #29 of 40
Fascination - this is fantastic! Thank you so much!!!!
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post #30 of 40
Fascination, I discovered this technique when I did my first all buttercream wedding cake. I wanted to get those big shipping boxes but the courrier stores where closed on Saturdays ( yes, I know it was very last minute before I realized I needed a box icon_lol.gif ) I only had regular cake boxes available and DH suggested that we do the tenting. The cake sizes were 6",10",14" rounds and about 4 1/2 " high on a 16"board. It fit perfectly in a 16" cake box. I also like the fact that it looks more professional this way, for me it looks more "cleaner". The only thing was it didn't fit in the car trunk. Those were the times I wished I had a van.
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