How to make a Gift Box Present Cake Tutorial

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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.

gift bow present cake tutorial with gumpaste bow

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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How to make a gumpaste bow cake topper

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:

Sweetstamp – Frosting Letter Set:
Sweetstamp – Brush Set:
Sweetstamp – Pickup Pad Round:
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Rolling Pin:
PME Cake Smoother 10inch:
Squires Kitchen Belissimo Flexi Smoothers:
Modelling tools:
Reshaw White fondant:
Plastic Smoothers:
Squires Petal Paste (Gumpaste):
Edible glue:
Raspberry Colour Splash:

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gift box Present Cake tutorial

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Hi, I’m Lynsey and welcome to Cakes by Lynz. I LOVE everything cake! Here you will find all my latest cake decorating video tutorials from my YouTube channel, reviews and general cake ramblings!

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