Share a little about the materials, processes, and techniques used to create this cake Vanilla cake with vanilla bean smbc. Carved purse cake, covered in homemade fondant, with gum paste accents and handles, and hand painted gold luster pattern. Half sheet base cake, covered in fondant, with chocolate brown details. What are you most proud of? The stitching detail was really fun, and I ended up just hand painting the logos. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Really listen to what Elisa teaches. She makes it very easy and straightforward. And don't be afraid to get in there and try. It's really fun!