Handsome Hatbox for Cakes A paper covering turns a plain hatbox into an eye-catching treasure. 1. Using crafts glue, cover a hatbox or large circular box and lid with decorative paper. 2. Affix ribbon around the edges of the box to help hide the paper seams. 3. Cut an end off of a Styrofoam ball. Attach the flat side of the ball with crafts glue to the bottom of the box to form a handle. 4. Place the cake on the inside of the box lid; set the box on top of the cake.