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Oroton bag with red heel

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Oroton bag with red heel

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: My Shop

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Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this cake: Chocolate and caramel checkerboard cake, chocolate fondant, gum paste

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What are you most proud of? I love the textures, I found a great piece of leather to use and a piece of open mesh fabric to give the effect on the handbag. Also the shoe was pretty pleasing, and it stayed intact despite the week of solid rain we had while trying to make it :)

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Creating a template, to scale, as the course suggests was really helpful to me because the hard sugar elements obviously need to made first. I had to make my own tool to hold the shoe sole in shape while it dried using cardboard and styrofoam because the commercially available ones didn't give me the look I was after. I also made one practice shoe at the same time I was making the final one which gave me a chance to learn and improve the design as it went along. Good fun :)

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Beautiful job! I have yet to do a shoe. And I love the detail on the purse.

07/22/2013 Flag

Thanks :) This was my first shoe too. The purse texture was made using a piece of mesh fabric, I didn't know if it would look any good but it came out really nicely esp with gold dust on top....

07/23/2013 Flag

Really impressive, nice clean work! How many hours did you put into making everything?

07/22/2013 Flag

Thank you :) The shoe took a while as it was my first one, I started that about a week out and did bits and pieces on it basically each night... I will have to get a lot more efficient for it to be cost effective! Thanks for the feedback :)

07/23/2013 Flag

did you airbrush it?

01/08/2014 Flag

No airbrush... just luster dusts with a nice big soft brush :)

01/10/2014 Flag