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Louis Vuitton Handbag

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My LV Designer Cake

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
My First Bag
Cake Decorating
purse Cake
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Category Cake Decorating
Type Sculpted
Material Fondant
Julie Covino on craftsy.com

Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this cake: All decorations are made from gumpaste and fondant. Cake covered in chocolate Satin Ice.

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What are you most proud of? The attention to detail and the fact that every single item on the cakes is completely edible - no short cuts were taken. I am by no means a professional baker but have found my passion in cake decorating. I have always wanted to make a handbag cake but of course could not afford the huge amount they charge for these. Every single person at the party loved it so much that they did not want me to cut it. The best part was also when we cut it up and the cake inside tasted just as awesome as it looked on the outside.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Prepare, prepare, prepare - there are things that need to be done at least a couple of weeks in advance (eg. handle, etc.) and also a couple of days prior so make sure you watch the course then write a list of instructions and checklists so you can ensure all items are completed within the required time. Finally as with all cake decoration you have to have patience but most of all have fun and enjoy it.

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I love you're bag. Really nice job. If you don't mind can you nice me advice on how you did your handles? It looks amazing like its attached only with the buckle.

11/12/2013 Flag

I did the designer handbag course which gave me some great tips to implement on my cake. They were made about 2-3 weeks before to allow enough time to set hard. Also I made a spare one just in case one broke. I place some wire in the ends to make it easier to insert on cake.

11/15/2013 Flag

did you airbrush the brown fondant too before airbrushing the logo?

01/04/2014 Flag

No, the fondant was already coloured in dark brown and chocolate flavoured. Brand used was Satin Ice

01/10/2014 Flag

what color did you use for your logo?

01/04/2014 Flag

Americolor airbrush paint in gold sheen

01/10/2014 Flag

Gorgeous handbag. Thanks for telling us how you made it. I want to make one and the tip about airbrushing logo before you put fondant on cake is great.

01/06/2014 Flag

Thanks for your kind comments. I have made a few different cakes since but this one is still my favourite.

01/10/2014 Flag