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Hermes Birkin

Created in this Craftsy Course

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
Type Sculpted
Material Fondant
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Do you sell this cake? Yes
Name of website or online shop: Clair Condell Cakes

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Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this cake: Fondant, gumpaste, modelling chocolate

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What are you most proud of? The lifelike result.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? If you can't get fondarific (I can't here in the uk) use a 50:50 mixture of sugarpaste(fondant) and modelling chocolate to get a stiffer sugarpaste. Do your research and make a life-like template. Allow plenty of time - you won't get a good result in a hurry.

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Clair this is a beautiful cake... actually hard to believe it is a cake it looks so like a real handbag:)

12/18/2013 Flag

why is it so shinny, did you airbrush it?

01/08/2014 Flag

I brushed it with confectioners glaze.

01/10/2014 Flag

did you use gumpaste?

01/09/2014 Flag

Hi Casey, no I didn't except for the buckles. Details are in the description above - I used fondant and candy melts.

01/10/2014 Flag

I love how you make the alligator texture look so real. that look so professional. did you apply something on it to make it shiny?

01/16/2014 Flag

Which colour you used? Its so gorgeous.

03/03/2014 Flag