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Coach Handbag Cake

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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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Here are some details about my project:
Category Cake Decorating
Occasion Any Occasion
Type Sculpted
Material Fondant, Buttercream, Gum Paste
Style Modern
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Do you sell this cake? No, just for fun

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Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this cake: I am fairly new at sculpted cakes however I had a great time working this project! The cake is a four layer white cake with raspberry filling. I used Elisa's swiss meringue buttercream recipe to cover the cake and make the dams before fondant. I didn't have access to Fondarific fondant so I bought some Satin Ice at my local cake supply store. I had a lot of trouble with the Satin Ice fondant as it kept tearing and cracked in many places once applied to the cake. I smoothed the cracks out as much as possible with Crisco. I made my own gum paste using Nicholas Lodge's recipe. It was great! The Coach "C's" were hand painted on using color dust and edible markers. I bought Elisa's alligator skin mold from Marvelous Molds. Loved working with it! Fun cake! Thank you Elisa for your detailed instruction! I loved this class!

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how did you do the logo?

08/07/2014 Flag

Sorry it took me so long to answer. For the logo, I created a stencil and painted the logo on before applying the panel to the cake.

02/08/2015 Flag