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Designer Handbag Cakes

with Elisa Strauss
Designer Handbag Cakes
Have your handbag and eat it too! Let celebrity cake designer Elisa Strauss teach you to sculpt and decorate an unbelievably realistic couture handbag from cake.
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.
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Lesson plan


Lesson 1. Introduction

  • Meet cake artist Elisa Strauss and learn about the Craftsy platform.


Lesson 2. Cake Template


Lesson 3. Color & Texture


Lesson 4. Sugar Decorations


Lesson 5. Building the Cake


Lesson 6. Sculpting & Spackling


Lesson 7. Piecing the Fondant


Lesson 8. Adding the Soft Details


Lesson 9. Putting It All Together


Lesson 10. Bonus - Fondant Faux Wood


Lesson 11. Bonus - Distressed Leather

“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!!!!!“
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