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Sculpted Cake - Coach Purse Cake

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.

Other projects made as part of this class:

Cake Decorating
lv handbag cake
Cake Decorating
Louis Vuitton Bag
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Here are some details about my project:
Category Cake Decorating
Occasion Birthday
Type Sculpted
Material Fondant, Other, Gum Paste
Style Colorful, Modern, Traditional, Whimsical, Elegant
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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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very nice

07/21/2014 Flag

Hi there ,could you please let me know which model of the edible printer and what brand in the market that I can buy to use . Thanks Jackie

08/24/2014 Flag

Hi Jackie, To decide what printer i wanted to buy, i went on Icing Images website to see what printer they sold. I would assume they would sell what works best with edible ink, right? I couldn't afford to buy the package deal so I bought a NEW printer off amazon (with extended warranty!!). From Icing Images I bought the cartridges, refill inks and 48 edible icing sheets (2 pks), all totaled about $300. That was in November 2012 - it was a Canon Pixma MG5320. It worked great, however never remove the cartridges even to refill them!! I found out the hard way - the printer had a hard time recognizing the cartridge after reinserting - at least this printer did. Just this past 2 weeks this printer wouldn't read any of the large black cartridges that I had, luckily I had a couple months left of my extended warranty so I received a full refund YEAH!! I searched out for a new printer - again I looked on Icing Images website for the model # they are selling. See continued notes......

08/31/2014 Flag

continuation...... Between the 2 regular printers they sell (not the wide format) i read up on reviews. So just this week I purchased a Canon Pixma MG5420 for $73 plus warranty. I haven't tried it yet. The one difference I know is the cartridges - they now have sponges in them. Im guessing it helps with less leakage. I'm not sure how much extra wasted ink there will be. For my newer model, the set of cartridges cost about $10 more. I looked into new empty cartridges on ebay for $20 - I decided to try them!! If you happen to find a good deal on a brand new printer then see if Icing Images sells cartridges for that particular printer - if yes then you've got yourself an edible printer!! Hope I helped you.

08/31/2014 Flag

Did you put the icing sheet on top of fondant. I have a Louis Vuitton doctor bag cake to do in a couple of weeks. I also have an edible printer. I am wondering if it would be better to use the icing sheet on top of fondant or buy the stencil set and use airbrush. Please advise and this is an outstanding cake.

09/14/2014 Flag

Contiuation... if so did you use fondant or satin ice? Thank you so much

09/14/2014 Flag

Yes i put the icing sheet on top of the fondant. I make my own marshmallow fondant.

09/15/2014 Flag