Gift Box Cake

Gift box cake

This gift box cake was made for the annual danish cake competition held by a danish cake craft store. It is quite small and cosy, but I meet with a lot of my danish cake friends for a nice “cake chat”.

I was so lucky to win 1st prize with my cake and it is now my turn to have the trophy at home.

I have used pink food color for the top tier and a mix of blue and green food color for the second tier. The Petunia cutter and petal veiner and my sugarcraft gun have also been used on the cake.

You can also take a look at my tutorial on how to make a sugar bow.

Happy Caking!



  1. Kara: There have been a lot of talking about the use of sugarcraft guns read here:

    Now I love it very very much and think it is a brilliant tool. Eventhough it can contain loads of fondant paste I find it good to work with as long as you knead in a few drops of water & some white fat to make it more pliable to push through.

    You can un-screw and fill in more paste if you want a very long rope. Or try take a look at this tool: It will always cut straight and even ribbons in the lenght you roll out your paste.


  2. Hi Louise!

    Wonderful cake! I really love your site and I visit often. I do have a question that I hope you can help with – I am thinking about purchasing the sugarcraft gun, and I was wondering how well you are able to get long lengths of ribbons/rope/etc. In other words, do you feel that to apply a fondant rope or ribbon around a 10″ cake, I would be better off just cutting one manually or using the sugarcraft gun? I know the gun is good for short lengths of ribbon, but what is your opinion of the longer length output?

    Thanks so much!!

  3. Paola: They are both pretty easy to make. The “lid” of the boxes is just pieces of fondant added to the fully covered cake. I have used a sugar gun to make the strings to cover up small gaps ect.

    I would love to the cake Paola…….


  4. Hi Louise, yes I meant this cake but with a single layer: it’s hard enough!!

    I’ll follow your suggestions and tutorial for the bow… anything else important I should know?

    Thank you very much 🙂

  5. Congratulations Louise, you’re really the number one!!
    I will try to realize a cake that I hope will look a bit like yours… Do you have any special advice?
    Thank you very much,

  6. Tracy: Sometimes I think of the same. Do yourself a favour and buy the sugarcraft gun it is the most wonderful piece of tool to work with. You will NOT regret it I promise.

  7. Thank you Louise! I have no idea how you find the time to manage this blog but I always learn so much and it is so fun to come visit. And, now, of course, there is a new toy that I want. I was thinking about the cutter/embosser from Wilton but the sugarcraft gun seems so much better and often I am disappointed when I buy Wilton products. You seem to find the best stuff. Tracy

  8. Tracy: Yes I have used the sugarcraft gun to make the “seam” it is one of the tools I would not live without. It is so fantastic to use.

  9. Hi, did you use the sugarcraft gum to create the seam edge on your fondant box tops? Otherwise I was wondering how you created such a perfectly uniform “snake.” ????

  10. Louise:
    Congratulations, always all your works are amazing, and this ome is simple but elegant.
    Hugs, Marielba from Venezuela

  11. I love your cake!!! It is on my list to learn how to do the boxes with the lids. They are so beautiful! Thank you for sharing.


  12. Congratulations on 1st Place! Beautiful cake! I would love to get a sugarcraft gun! What part of this cake did you use it on? Hugs!


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