Cake Central › Cake Forums › Cake Talk › How Do I? › What would you do... need quick replies!!
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

What would you do... need quick replies!!

post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 
I made a gift box cake for my sister's friend's baby shower that has a lid to it separate from the cake but it sits squarely on the cake. The problem is now that I'm done with it, I think the lid is a little big for the cake. It is about a 1/2" wide for the cake. The lid is foamboard covered in black fondant.

Would you try to fix it or leave it be? I have a gumpast bow on the lid so I can't entire trash it because I don't have time to make a new bow. I was thinking I could leave it be or I could try to slice thru the fondant and foamboard on the one side to then try to re-attach it smaller, or cut off all 4 sides and just use fondant strips to make the sides ?

make sense? leave it be? do it again? ugh!!

forgot to add, I don't have the time to do alot or fix any real major screwups b/c I'm leaving town tomorrow.


Here are some pics. The one you can see I can fit my pinky between the lid and cake.
I don't know why the pictures are added twice. I tried to fix it but it still happened!
Dia
LL
LL
LL
LL
"Some people may call me a geek for it. But I'm okay with that" -- Alton Brown
Reply
"Some people may call me a geek for it. But I'm okay with that" -- Alton Brown
Reply
post #2 of 15
Leave it! You'll probably be the only one who notices it, believe me. Don't say anything about it, either. If you draw attention to it then everyone will notice it, but if you keep quiet nobody will say a word.
post #3 of 15
I don't have the answer for you but will give you a Bump.
post #4 of 15
I'd leave it ... I hate to see you open "pandora's box" and then have more problems to fix!
Cheryl a/k/a ntertayneme (n-ter-tayne-me)
www.legateaux.com
Reply
Cheryl a/k/a ntertayneme (n-ter-tayne-me)
www.legateaux.com
Reply
post #5 of 15
can you change up the desing a bit and have the lid lean against the cake?
Place "tissue paper" on top of the cake then lean the board.
post #6 of 15
Weigh your benefit and risk...we are our won worst critics. I could understand if this cake was for a job interview for say...Weinstock or Stewart. What if you cut all the edges and it was crooked?? Or if the strips of fondant end up lumpy, God forbid. I bet your cake is beautiful as is. Just my 2 cents.
post #7 of 15
I'd leave it...everytime I notice something like that on one of my cakes, no one else notices and it just calls attention to it! I'm sure that's the case, here! HTH!
If you get melted chocolate all over your hands, you're eating it too slowly. ~Unknown
Reply
If you get melted chocolate all over your hands, you're eating it too slowly. ~Unknown
Reply
post #8 of 15
I'll do as cupcakemkr says, it's the easiest fix and I promise, nobody will notice (unless they pull out a measuring tape, hahaha) icon_lol.gif
After Jesus, there is nothing better to ease the pain than a good piece of cake!!!
Reply
After Jesus, there is nothing better to ease the pain than a good piece of cake!!!
Reply
post #9 of 15
Thread Starter 
I would change the design but my sister really requested it to look this way. I'll have to call her to see, because I do have enough white and green fondant to make tissue

On second look, I can't do it b/c I don't have enough room on the board for the lid to lean against the cake.
"Some people may call me a geek for it. But I'm okay with that" -- Alton Brown
Reply
"Some people may call me a geek for it. But I'm okay with that" -- Alton Brown
Reply
post #10 of 15
i think it looks fine the way it is... i think that you should leave it... no one will notice... and if someone does happen to be carrying some measuring tape, then I would assume it will only be used to measure the mommy-to-be's belly!! icon_wink.gif

Anyways, I think it came out great... don't risk ruining the cake for something no one else will notice!
post #11 of 15
The cake is beautiful...... get your fingers out of it, and no one else will know ! icon_lol.gif
post #12 of 15
there are plenty of hatboxes in the galleries that have tissue paper coming out, but the lid is not leaning against the cake. you can slide ithe lid over just a bit to look like it's just been loosely placed back on the top and have the majority of the tissue coming out from that corner.
the early bird may get the worm, indeed, but the second mouse is the one who gets the cheese!
Reply
the early bird may get the worm, indeed, but the second mouse is the one who gets the cheese!
Reply
post #13 of 15
I think it looks great how it is. Don't stress yourself out over fixing it. It's beautiful. I think your sister will love it!
If it weren't for insurance and retirement I would quit my full-time job and decorate cakes full-time so that I could spend more time with my three wonderful kids!
Reply
If it weren't for insurance and retirement I would quit my full-time job and decorate cakes full-time so that I could spend more time with my three wonderful kids!
Reply
post #14 of 15
I am going with tissue paper just coming out from under the edge....otherwise I wouldn't attempt anything it is beautiful
post #15 of 15
I would leave it alone. Looks great to me! thumbs_up.gif
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: How Do I?
Cake Central › Cake Forums › Cake Talk › How Do I? › What would you do... need quick replies!!