Watch Box

Oh boy did I learn a lot while making this cake. The thing is, I never really make square or box cakes let alone panel them, so it was a lot of figuring it out as I went along. And measuring, oh the measuring. I am however, pretty darn pleased with how it turned out and I love that I can now do something new. This cake was for my friend Eddie’s birthday. As you may have guessed he’s majorly into watches so we decided to make a watch box and showcase a few of his favourites. I was so preoccupied with making the cake I forgot to take many pictures. I can only apologise and describe to you how I made it. Firstly I baked and cut three chocolate sponges into the oblong shape. I then ganached the outside, making the edges as sharp as I could. I then covered the whole cake in cream fondant to get the inside of the box colour. To make the outside of the box I rolled out black fondant with a bit of that special powder that makes fondant harden slightly and cut out the rectangle panels. For this I used a template that I drew and I let them dry out a bit before attaching them to the sides of the cake with royal icing. I repeated this process to make the lid border for the top of the box. For the watches themselves I printed the faces in advance so I could get the level of detail on the watches I wanted and then hand cut and modelled each watch to make them look as realistic as I could. This involved quite a few tools and a lot of silver and gold dust. I really like how the cake came together and that it’s super cool and manly. Happy Birthday Eddie! x

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