How To Make Jewelry Box Cake

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When making a Jewelry Box Cake, it is important to ensure that all necessary safety precautions are taken. For baking, always wear an apron and oven mitts when removing your cake from the oven. Make sure all ingredients used are fresh, and take any necessary steps to prevent cross contamination when handling the raw ingredients. Additionally, a clean work environment free of germs can help to prevent food-borne illnesses.

When decorating and handling your Jewelry Box Cake, be sure to wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water beforehand. All utensils used in the preparation process should also be pristinely clean; sanitizing with bleach or another appropriate sanitizer can also be very helpful in eliminating potential contaminants.

Finally, it is important to keep in mind that most cakes should not be kept for more than two days at room temperature and should instead be refrigerated to maintain its freshness. If someone is consuming the cake, they should make sure to eat it within 48 hours of being baked. Following these safety guidelines while baking and eating your Jewelry Box Cake can help you have a delicious treat without any risks!



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To make a Jewelry Box Cake you will need a cake mix, frosting of your choice, decorations (such as sprinkles or edible pearls) and a cardboard jewelry box. Start by baking your cake according to the instructions on the mix. Once cooled, layer the slices together and spread frosting on each side. Allow this to harden in the refrigerator for 30 minutes before adding additional decorations such as fondant ribbon. Make sure to put some frosting around the edges to help keep it secure when stacking the layers. Once all of the layers are stacked, add some edible jewels in either regular sugar format or sugar pearl form around any edges that will be on display. Lastly, cover the entire thing with fondant and use a sharp knife to cut out a shape resembling a jewelry box lid complete with hinges and handles. For added detail you can pipe royal icing over where the hardware would go or add decorative lettering for added flare!

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Once you have assembled the jewelry box cake, it’s important to keep it in a cool place and to refrigerate any remaining pieces so that they don’t spoil. To store the cake, wrap it with plastic wrap or aluminum foil and place it in an airtight container. If you are keeping the leftovers of the cake in the refrigerator, make sure to separate any decorations with wax paper and again store them in an airtight container. If stored correctly, your jewelry box cake should last up to 2-3 days before needing to be thrown away.

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1. Vanilla Cake with Strawberries: Use 3 large eggs, 1/2 cup of olive oil, and 2 cups all-purpose flour to make a vanilla cake, then mix in 1 cup of fresh strawberries and top the cake with a strawberry glaze.

2. Chocolate Fudge Cake: Mix 3/4 cup cocoa powder, 3/4 cup of melted butter, and 2 teaspoons vanilla extract into 2 cups of all-purpose flour. Then add 1 teaspoon baking powder plus 1-3/4 cups granulated sugar. Top the cake with a layer of fudge frosting.

3. Coconut Lime Cake: Lightly beat 4 large eggs together before adding in 2 tablespoons lime zest plus 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice and 1 can (14 oz.) coconut milk. To this mixture, blend in 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour plus 1 teaspoon baking powder and 3/4 teaspoon salt. After baking the cake, top it with a thick layer of coconut lime glaze made using equal parts powdered sugar and freshly squeezed lime juice.

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Step 1: Bake the Cake
Preheat your oven to 350°F. Grease a 9×13 inch rectangular cake pan with butter or cooking spray. Mix together the dry ingredients for your cake in a bowl — this may include things like flour, baking powder, and salt. In a separate bowl, mix together wet ingredients such as eggs, oil, and milk. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ones, combining them together until no chunks remain. Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan and bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Once done baking allow to cool before moving onto step two.

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Step 2: Ice Cake
Spread a nice even layer of icing over the cooled cake using an offset spatula. Place in fridge for 10 minutes to allow the icing to set.

Step 3: Cut Shape
Using an exacto knife, carefully trace along the lid outline of a jewelry box template (see photo below). Begin at one corner and slowly cut out that shape on top of your cake (again see photo below).

Step 4: Decorate & Serve
Once you’ve molded your jewelry box cake shape it’s time to decorate! Use colored frostings and candies or fondant pieces to make intricate patterns or details like clasps on top of the cake lid or trim around the side of it (check out our photo further down!). Let these decorations set before serving your one-of-a-kind customized jewelry box cake!



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