with Elisa Strauss
Get a handle on designing handbag cakes, including custom color and texture choices. Sculpt your cake into a fashionable handbag with divots and pleats to form an authentic sense of movement; and create genuine-looking zippers, rivets and buckles from gum paste. Learn new techniques for doweling your cake and applying textured fondant. Develop dynamic sculpting methods; and explore exotic fondant patterns and textures like ostrich, alligator, and giraffe. Make a handbag so cute you could just eat it up.
Meet cake artist Elisa Strauss and learn about the Craftsy platform.
Turn your cake inspiration into a template and learn about time management.
Learn fundamental color theory and how to achieve fashionable textures.
Create details such as buckles, zippers and handles from gum paste.
Build your cake tiers using support boards and dowels.
Start sculpting and spackling your handbag cake.
Apply alligator-textured fondant pieces to your cake.
Add small, soft details like stitching and color dust to your sugar decorations.
Paint small metallic details and finish your handbag cake.
Shape, emboss and paint fondant to look like a wood board.
Achieve a natural-looking distressed leather texture in your fondant.
“This is probably my favorite class on Craftsy! Elisa is a wonderful teacher who teaches you a ton of techniques and encourages you to try new methods that will produce amazing results. Her instructions are so clear, the materials are great and she is so generous with the tips and tricks she shares. Don't miss this class!!!!!“