Online Class

Designer Handbag Cakes


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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What You Get

  • 11 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor, Elisa Strauss
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find class materials in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Get a handle on designing handbag cakes, including custom color and texture choices. Sculpt your cake into a fashionable handbag with divots and pleats to form an authentic sense of movement; and create genuine-looking zippers, rivets and buckles from gum paste. Learn new techniques for doweling your cake and applying textured fondant. Develop dynamic sculpting methods; and explore exotic fondant patterns and textures like ostrich, alligator, and giraffe. Make a handbag so cute you could just eat it up.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Introduction
Meet cake artist Elisa Strauss and learn about the Craftsy platform.
2. Cake Template
3. Color & Texture
4. Sugar Decorations
5. Building the Cake
6. Sculpting & Spackling
7. Piecing the Fondant
8. Adding the Soft Details
9. Putting It All Together
10. Bonus - Fondant Faux Wood
11. Bonus - Distressed Leather

Taught by

Elisa Strauss
Elisa Strauss
Confetti Cakes owner and founder Elisa Strauss is a former Ralph Lauren designer turned award-winning cake artist. Her cakes have appeared on the Today show, The View, the Food Network's Extreme Cake Challenge and Sex and the City. Elisa's work also has been featured in the pages of InStyle, Marie Claire, Elle, Vogue, Modern Bride and many more. In 2008, she was selected one of the 10 best pastry chefs in America by Pastry Art and Design magazine.
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