Purse Cake - Coach

Project Description

Do you sell this cake? Yes (locally only) Share a little about the materials, processes, and techniques used to create this cake: This is my first project using my new edible ink printer - I used 'Icing Images' 8.5" x 11" icing sheets. Cake, icing, fondant, tylose, designs to print, skewers/supports, foam board, fondant tools, glass, hologram gold disco dust, rainbow disco dust, white edible glitter, gold highlighter dust, Everclear (or vodka), extruding tool, contact paper to cover base.I like to use the tacky squares to secure the cake down. I cut one of the tiny squares into 4 strips to secure the glass to the base. What are you most proud of? The edible icing sheet design turned out great for the first time ever printing and using it. I wish I would've had more time to add more detail but it still turned out great. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Follow the advise on the Craftsy Course and use extra internal support by using additional foam board between half of the layers of cake. Be sure and make your handles & bow at least 2 days ahead for drying - I used MMF and added extra tylose to make it harden faster. I used panels to cover the sides of my cake as well but mainly because i used printed icing sheets glued onto rolled fondant. (I wish I would've gotten to that part of the course prior to me having to finish my own cake - it would've helped me).I used a piece of thread & needle to string the "beads". I felt it was easier to paint the beads with the gold dust after I strung them together.

What you will need

  • Fondant
  • Gum Paste
  • Edible Image Printer

Q&A with DeannaSB

G'licious asked:
Good job!!' I'm interested in getting an edible printer... Do you mind if I asked which edible printer do you have? Also how were you able to print the exact logo for coach? Once again love the purse!
DeannaSB answered:
I did a bunch of searching and put a lot of thought into it before buying - pros/cons. I ended up buying thru ebay (plus extra insurance) just the brand new printer. I bought the same one that Icing Images sells.
conniescakery asked:
OMG this is wonderful
DeannaSB answered:
thank you
conniescakery asked:
Can you tell me where I can get the stencils and or transfer paper for the designer logos?
DeannaSB answered:
i didnt buy any stencils i drew the design on the computer then printed directly to my edible ink printer. im a self-taught graphic editor/artist
Dorie67 asked:
This is wonderful, your work is very clean which results in a truly realistic product. I don't know if you mentioned it or not but is this your first purse cake? I love it, very nice work.
DeannaSB answered:
Yes this is my first purse cake, most of my designs are a first for me. thank you
sugar_mamii asked:
could you please send me the link to print this off myself? would love to make one for my grandmas bday as she loves coach purse! email is ms_d0406@hotmail.com
DeannaSB answered:
Sorry but I dont have a link, I found an image of a coach purse from the web and re-drew it (I'm a self-taught graphic editor/artist)