My very first sculpted cake (Handbag)

Project Description

Share a little about the materials, processes, and techniques used to create this cake Vanilla cake with chocolate mousse filling covered with fondant. What are you most proud of? I love cooking but I really don't like baking. I think I have baked only a few times in my whole life. However I wanted to learn how to make realistic cakes and learn how to cover with fondant. This is my very first cake and I really tried to make it as realistic as possible. I am so so proud of making this, baking it and all. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Patience!!!!!

What you will need

  • Fondant

Q&A with DoraGB

Sweet Ideas asked:
You are very talented and have an God sent gift "Crafty HANDS" Don"t miss out on your calling!
DoraGB answered:
Wow thanks so much
dzamora asked:
I do have a question with the mouse filling how did you find that worked for you once it came time to carve?
DoraGB answered:
I only did one "line" of meringue buttercream dam so at the top of the purse where I carved out more cake It was kind of messy. However I managed to make it work.
dzamora asked:
Thank you for the mousse recipe, I will have to give it a try. Again your cake looks fantastic, can't wait to see more.
DoraGB answered:
You are welcome. Missed the instructions : using a mixer, start on low speed until well combined. Then, switch to high speed and whip the pudding until thick and fluffy. Ifmousse is too thick, mix in a little bit of heavy cream or milkto reach desired consistency. Good luck and let me know how you like it!
golfergal asked:
OMG!!! This is amazing and for your first cake, I am so impressed! Do you have the "bug" now to make more? I can't believe how great this turned out for someone who hadn't worked with fondant before! Did you buy the alligator mold? I've been thinking of getting it...but, it's pricey..Congrats on your cake! I love it!
DoraGB answered:
Thanks so much. I actually have gotten the bug. I am taking several other courses on etsy, so lets see how I do. I bought the alligator mold and it is amazing! Truly makes the difference. Other molds are very repetitive and do not look so realistic. It is worth buying.
lusciouscakes asked:
This is fabulous, how did you manage tp get the different shades of brown, was it with a spray gun?
DoraGB answered:
with a brush and color dust (chocolate brown, black and a brick color). I then buffed it with vegetable shortening.

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