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Sculpted Cake - Coach Purse Cake

Created in this Craftsy Course

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:

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My LV Handbag Cake
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Here are some details about my project:
Category Cake Decorating
Occasion Birthday
Type Sculpted
Material Fondant, Gum Paste, Other
Style Whimsical, Modern, Colorful, Traditional, Elegant
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Do you sell this cake? Yes

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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"x11" icing sheets. Cake, icing, fondant, tylose, designs to print, skewers/supports, coreboard, 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.

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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.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Follow the advise on the Craftsy Course and use extra internal support by using additional coreboard 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.

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what size cake did you use?

05/14/2014 Flag

as mentioned above, i think i used a "true" 13 x 9, cut into 3rds and stacked.

05/14/2014 Flag

Fabulous cake! I can't wait to try one. Thanks for sharing!

05/15/2014 Flag

Preciosa,,,,,

06/28/2014 Flag

This bag is gorgeous! Did you print the letter C for Coach with the edible ink printer and are the patterns easily available? Thanks!

06/30/2014 Flag

the design was from a pic on the web of an actual purse. i am a graphic editor so i was able to re-draw the pattern & print it out on my edible printer. im not sure if any coach logos are available for public use sorry. the print is full sheets not just the letter C - up close the tan color has a subtle texture pattern to it.

07/02/2014 Flag

Thank you so very much for your response. That cake is beautiful!

07/04/2014 Flag