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Saturday, November 21, 2009

Step by step making shoe cake box

Yesterday Shikin emailed me about how to make a shoe box cake with the lid open. And just the perfect time because I have to make a shoe cake for Marsha today. So I took the photos step by step. I hope this will help who wants to make this kind of cake. Sorry about the photos, not enough sun in my living room as Melbourne had a dull day today.

There is a book too which is really good one from Confetti Cakes for Kids by Elisa Strauss. She explains step by step very clearly. Very recommended book :)

This was the cake box after covered with fondant.

This was the lid. Don't forget to put board under to support the lid.

Push the dowel in and mark it with pencil approximately 1 cm above the cake. Take out the dowel then cut to desired length and then push it again into the cake. Cut more higher if you want the lid open higher. You can put 2 dowel as well instead of one dowel. Put on the left and right of cake, so it will support the lid.
Put a dab of royal icing as a glue.

Pipe royal icing at the end of the cake, to secure the lid at the bottom part. Slowly attach the lid onto the cake. The dowel will support the lid ( that's why you need the board under the cake). The first time I made this cake, I only used hard paper. And it wasn' strong enough to support the cake.

Make the "tissue" paper from fondant. Insert into the gap and decorate as you wish and until you can't see through.

This is the final result. The cheaper way to have Jimmy Choo shoe I reckon :)


amanda said...

your cakes are adorable! just looking at them give me sugar rush.. :)

Evi said...

hi Amanda, thank you :)

Anonymous said...

Hi....Thank you very much ...your one of the few sites that actually show how to set the lid on it and I really appreciate it. =) Thank you.

Evi said...

You're welcome. You can put 2 dowel under the lid instead only 1 dowel to make it stronger.

Thanks for visiting my blog :)

Anonymous said...

Cake and shoe are beautiful. Thanks for the instructions and pictures on how to make the open lid. Is the lid all cake? Thanks. Kathy

SimplyCakes Melbourne said...

Hi Kathy, thank you for your kind words. In this cake the lid was real cake. I put strong board underneath so it will support the cake. Thanks . Evi

Sweet Dream Cakes said...

Great job, it looks beautiful.