Handbag Cake

Project Description

Share a little about the materials, processes, and techniques used to create this cake Cake, buttercream, fondant, gumpaste. What are you most proud of? Pleased with the finished result. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Get a babysitter, not easy working around 9 month old twins! Research your bag properly, I rushed a bit and didn't think enough about how I was going to create my bag, hence having to change things at awkward moments. Spend some time thinking about how you are going to decorate the bag, organise yourself properly, and don't rush!!:))

What you will need

  • Fondant

Q&A with sarah1974

4goodnesskakes asked:
Beautiful..... what impression mat did you use?
sarah1974 answered:
Thank you... I used the alligator impression mat as suggested in resourses & suppliers, had a little trouble finding finding one locally as expensive to import from America, found a supplier in Nottingham in the end, posted was a lot cheaper!!!
TC B asked:
Ammmazzzing!!! Very clean work! Love it! Like the cake board too. Fabulous!
sarah1974 answered:
Thank you, I wish I had used a proper drum now though, just to finish it properly with ribbon.... Next time :)
ccspecialtycakes asked:
Gorgeous! Good Job!
sarah1974 answered:
Thank you:)
Crafty_Cakery asked:
Beautiful! I hope my handbag cake looks this good!!!!!!!
sarah1974 answered:
Thanks :))
brdlmrlyn1435993 asked:
Is this your first try? You did a wonderful job! I'll bet you are the talk of the town.
sarah1974 answered:
Thank you, yes this is my first attempt at a realistic looking bag. I have had a go at a novelty bag, also enjoyed that but with a very different affect I think.