Fossil Handbag Cake

Project Description

What was your source for this recipe? Online recipe What is the name of the online recipe? Fossil Maddox Glazed Leather Satchel Link to the recipe www1.macys.com/shop/product/fossil-handbag-maddox-glazed-leather-satchel?ID=578571 Special instructions for the recipe Used a picture of the handbag from the internet as a reference Share a little about the materials, processes, and techniques used to create this cake Fondant, gel color, shortening, cornstarch, ganache, 9-inch square cake, tylose powder What are you most proud of? It's my first shaped cake... couldn't be happier about how similar it is to the original! What advice would you give someone starting this project? Bake the cake at least a day earlier, and preferably carve while it's cold.

What you will need

  • Fondant
  • gel color
  • shortening
  • cornstarch
  • ganache
  • 9-inch square cake
  • tylose powder

Q&A with lskamath

jannlas1398221 asked:
This is a beautiful bag! How did you get the handles to stand up, and to get the zipper to look authenthic? I hope to start practicing on my first bag this week. Thank you
lskamath answered:
Thank you! I used paper covered floral wire and covered with fondant for the handles. I used two wires for each handle, but then I didn't have anything else. A thicker wire should do fine too. For the zipper, I used a design wheel tool. Just need to run it over a thin strip of fondant (it's like a pizza cutter with a patterned edge), and paint the entire strip silver or gold. Good luck with your bag!
Smokie1156 asked:
I cn't wait to take this cake course. The purse looks real.
lskamath answered:
Thank you! I didn't do the course though... just started and went with the flow :).