Do you ever struggle to know what to get someone as a gift. What about giving them a cake! In this weeks video tutorial I show you how to make a cake that looks just like a present which has been wrapped in a cute gift box and finished off with a pretty bow on the top. This would be perfect, maybe as a birthday gift or with Christmas just around the corner. Click below to watch the tutorial.
The cake in this tutorial is a 5 inch square cake which is covered in milk chocolate ganache. In the tutorial I run through step by step how I covered my square cake in ganache, getting those sharp edges and how I went on to cover this in fondant to create the look of the gift box.
Square cakes can be tricky to cover as you have all the straight edges. I covered mine in one go and made sure that I started smoothing down the fondant along the top edge and down the sides before working on smoothing out the pleats. This meant that I wasn’t left with excess fondant on the corners. I could then use my paddle smoothers and flexi smoothers to go in and smooth down the fondant into a nice cube shape.
Adding the text – Plus 10% off Sweet Stamp
The cake was finished off with a pretty purple bow on the top and a little gift tag. I used the new Frosting letter set by sweetstamp for the lettering as this was the perfect size.
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Some other bow ideas…
If you like the idea of this cake but fancy adding a different kind of bow to the top of the cake I also have some other tutorials on the Cakes by Lynz YouTube channel. Just click below
I really hope you enjoy the tutorial and will be able to use it to make a present cake of your own.
Tools I used
I have put a list below showing all the tools that I used throughout this video or if you would like to see all my favourite cake decorating tools just click here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/shop/cakesbylynz
Sweetstamp – Frosting Letter Set: https://bit.ly/32Ego0e
Sweetstamp – Brush Set: https://bit.ly/359bZmc
Sweetstamp – Pickup Pad Round: https://bit.ly/353NDtK
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Rolling Pin: http://amzn.to/2lkPtA1
PME Cake Smoother 10inch: https://amzn.to/35pYiRm
Squires Kitchen Belissimo Flexi Smoothers: http://amzn.to/2DrVWAy
Modelling tools: https://amzn.to/2WWfnOR
Reshaw White fondant: https://amzn.to/2Hvo1hK
Plastic Smoothers: http://amzn.to/2pPcb96
Squires Petal Paste (Gumpaste): https://amzn.to/2Y2e81e
Edible glue: http://amzn.to/2iYkZXm
Raspberry Colour Splash: https://amzn.to/2XSvYF2
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