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Advice needed please on this giftbox cake....attached.

post #1 of 4
Thread Starter 
Hi all,
Please can you advice me on the best way to achieve this look on a gift box cake. (the box cover is what i mean) Its from Andreas sweetcakes....who i admire loads!!!!!
Pls see attachment for the picture.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/25863947@N05/3742344585/in/set-72157604669406393/

My first idea is to bake an extra 1" square, cover it separately, dowel the bottom part and place it on top.
My second thought is to go for covering it in one piece and mark a deep grove all around............will this even look right i am wondering.

I know about laying another short piece of fondant on the top but it wouldnt look like the one in the picture.

Any tips will be much appreciated.
Many thanks
post #2 of 4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SV9IBkTghmI

Here is the Anne Heap method for making a box lid. The picture looks like she used a straight edge to make a line in the same piece of fondant she covered the whole cake with. I'm making a stack of gifts right now. The Anne Heap method is not difficult
post #3 of 4
It looks to me like it's done in one piece. If it were two pieces, you'd have a tighter (and probably less perfect) seam. I would do it in one piece ad use the back of the dresden tool to make the groove. And make sure to do it quick enough that the fondant doesn't start to set before.
post #4 of 4
Thread Starter 
Thanks very much guys for the advice, I will go with the one peice then and hope it looks as nice as the original one in the picture.

Thanks
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