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Chanel Handbag

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Designer Handbag Cakes taught by Elisa Strauss

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.

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Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this cake: Cake, Swiss meringue buttercream, ganache, MMF mixed with 25% modeling chocolate, gum paste, CK gold luster duster mixed with lemon extract, MYOM leather impression mat, then diamond texture mat, air brush black wrapping paper for my board.

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What are you most proud of? The mixing of the mats was a good idea, IMHO.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Google pictures oh and I airbrushed the links with duffs gold airbrush color and they look yellowish not gold so much but for the Chanel symbol I used the dust and lemon extract and got the look I wanted lesson learned. To make the Chanel C's I used a Wilton 2A piping tip and my smallest circle cutter the just linked the C's.

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Hi, your bag looks amazing :) I have to make this bag for a friends birthday, could you please give me some hints/tips on making the handle, thanks

10/27/2013 Flag

I made the links using the smallest circle cutter from the Wilton circle cutter set then used a bubble tea straw to cut out the inside of that leaving what looks like a washer, I slice one section to allow an opening and only connected two together making just one link (I made 100 but still had quite a bit left over) for the strap I used one long strip cut down a two inch piece threaded the two links and attached the strap/ link as I went along this allowed me to place the strap how and where I wanted. I hope this make sense. The cake was 9 long 4 wide 6 high.

11/01/2013 Flag

Hi, Thanks so much, that was really helpful. I my cakes turns out to be as beautiful as yours I shall be v happy :)

11/08/2013 Flag

Thank you! I positive it will be!

11/10/2013 Flag