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Designer bag

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Created in this Craftsy class

Designer Handbag Cakes taught by Elisa Strauss

Have your handbag and eat it too! Let celebrity cake designer Elisa Strauss teach you to sculpt and decorate an unbelievably realistic couture handbag from cake.

Other projects made as part of this class:

Cake Decorating
Amanda's handbag
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Category Cake Decorating
Type Sculpted
Material Fondant
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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Take your time, plan well ahead. Make handles early enough for them to harden. I made handles too late, therefore had to alter shape. Have picture of bag/purse close by to refer to.

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Thank you everyone. @ saetta, I bought the crocodile embossing mat from the cake decorating company here in UK, the impression mat listed in the materials for this craftsy course seems better asit is flexible. Follow the steps in the course closely and definitely use the lustre dust/ paint as directed, it brings out the design. I highly recommend the designer hand bag course, in fact the cake decorating courses here are excellent. I have learnt knew skills as a hobbyist.

01/06/2013 Flag

wow...that's a great job...what are the materials you've been used to do this bag...thanks

01/12/2013 Flag

Thank you. It is all fondant and gumpaste for the handle , the gold buckle is gumpaste painted gold. Lustre sprayed the bag .the designer bag course here has excellent instruction on how to construct any purse/ bag

01/12/2013 Flag

Wow!! Spot on!

02/19/2013 Flag


11/06/2013 Flag

beautifully detailed. Very nice

04/22/2015 Flag

Thank you

04/23/2015 Flag