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Purse Cake - Coach

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Sculpted Cake - Coach Purse Cake

Created in this Craftsy class

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.

Other projects made as part of this class:

Cake Decorating
first purse cake
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Here are some details about my project:
Category Cake Decorating
Occasion Birthday
Type Sculpted
Material Fondant, Gum Paste, Other
Style Traditional, Colorful, Elegant, Modern, Whimsical
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Do you sell this cake? Yes

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Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this cake: This is my first project using my new edible ink printer - I used 'Icing Images' 8.5"x11" icing sheets. Cake, icing, fondant, tylose, designs to print, skewers/supports, coreboard, fondant tools, glass, hologram gold disco dust, rainbow disco dust, white edible glitter, gold highlighter dust, everclear (or vodka), extruding tool, contact paper to cover base.I like to use the tacky squares to secure the cake down. I cut one of the tiny squares into 4 strips to secure the glass to the base.

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What are you most proud of? The edible icing sheet design turned out great for the first time ever printing and using it. I wish I would've had more time to add more detail but it still turned out great.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Follow the advise on the Craftsy Course and use extra internal support by using additional coreboard between half of the layers of cake. Be sure and make your handles & bow at least 2 days ahead for drying - I used MMF and added extra tylose to make it harden faster. I used panels to cover the sides of my cake as well but mainly because i used printed icing sheets glued onto rolled fondant. (I wish I would've gotten to that part of the course prior to me having to finish my own cake - it would've helped me).I used a piece of thread & needle to string the "beads". I felt it was easier to paint the beads with the gold dust after I strung them together.

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06/16/2015 Flag

How do u make the logo

06/16/2015 Flag

I used CorelDraw to create them. i am a self-taught graphic editor/artist.

06/18/2015 Flag

I really like this cake so elegant!

07/29/2015 Flag

I cannot use my dominant hand due to an accident in 2007 which I lost 8' below my R-knee of my leg. How could I get you to make me a Coach purse and the price. Kathy Baugher

09/08/2015 Flag

i only sell locally, Gillett PA, if you are near me your welcome to contact me on Facebook

09/17/2015 Flag

How costly is this to make. I have never done a purse but, I do Wilton cakes as I am a Proff Clown and I do all kinds of Disney and other characters..Never used Fondant or the other things you are speaking of. Let me know. Kathy Baugher.

09/08/2015 Flag

cost will depend on how much of the edible supplies you make vs buy. and how large you make the cake. i think i needed 3 icing images to cover this cake - but mainly because i needed to match up the pattern. i have a lower over head because i make my own fondant, icing, etc.. as for the icing image, if you cant print your own then it'll be more costly to you, also if you cannot design your own images you'll need to have a graphic editor/artist draw/design it for you or use a pre-made design. Fondant has a learning curve - you must practice!

09/17/2015 Flag