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Hand bag cake

thank you sooooooo much for all the wonderful comments, favourites and watches!!!

I have read them all and am going to try and answer as many queries as possible but there seems to be so many now I am having problems.

So, I just wanted to say thank you for all your kind words, I really appreciate them! :D :cuddle:

I am flabbergasted to get a Daily Deviation! and very grateful! :D

New Description to answer the queries received most

If this new description doesn't help, please feel free to send me a note, and I will do my best to answer your queries.

The cake was made for a friend of mine for her mum (or mum in law?). They took the cake to a restaurant and brought it out with candles in it and she thought that her daughter had bought her a new bag :D Apparently she screamed the restaurant down when she found out it was a cake :D

It is 2 x 12" square 1 1/2" deep sponge cakes cut into ever decreasing rectangles, stacked, carved to the shape, covered with chocolate buttercream and covered with Renshaws chocolate sugarpaste to represent a Louis Vuitton hand bag.

To get the leathery look, The chocolate sugarpaste can be pulled around a little to get the creases you get in a back, plus I pleated it at the side bases, then you can polish it with a ball of the sugarpaste to get the sheen.

The details are painted on by hand (I got a picture off my friend and copied that) using Squires Kitchen edible gold lustre dust mixed with bronze lustre dust and diluted with isopropyl alcohol (or you can use gin or vodka).

The handles are made from Regalice sugarpaste with Gum Tragacanth added. I used a patchwork wheel to get the stitches effects and just modelled the rest by hand.

The badges were also pieces of regalice paste cut to shape and I scribed the logo in with a needle. The zip and padlock were just hand modelled. They were then painted with the same colours as the details.

I bet it was a nightmare to cut, cos it was about a foot tall and just over a foot and a half long, but my friend wanted to have good impact rather than having a small cake.

(Please do not use this image on other cake Companies websites. - sorry, have to say that, I get a lot of problems in the UK of people passing off my work as their own. sorry :( )

I hope that answers all the questions, I couldn't believe the amount of messages etc this morning, then when I found out it was a Daily Deviation I practically screamed my shop down :D

Thank you so much for all your wonderful comments, I have thoroughly enjoyed reading them!!!!

original bag design by (C) luis vuitton - I do not own the design of the bag, I just made the cake as a gift for a friend. no sale
Image details
Image size
2163x1734px 1.2 MB
Shutter Speed
10/300 second
Focal Length
7 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Sep 3, 2008, 10:36:03 AM
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On2XSecretProbation's avatar
Wow this thing is amazing! I thought it was a bag in the thumbnail.
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Bleachnumber1's avatar
Wow this cake looks so real
clevercartoon-er's avatar
Holy crap I thought this was real lol .. awesome work :D
Jenna7777777's avatar
Thats really good!
StrawberryBlossom123's avatar
You are VERY talented! >3<

Would you like to join this group? :iconsweetpatisserie:
I would feel very honered if you would join ♥♥♥
renzu13's avatar
wow, the cake is so realistic and well done. I've never seen anything like it.
janinesmith54's avatar
This is the most amazing cake I have ever seen. Looks too good to cut.
MixiMilena's avatar
What!? This is a cake... It's soo amazing, I tought it was a real bag! XD
I used it as a reference for school work...
BigHairMexican's avatar
HOLY FLYIN' FAJITA!! :worship:
Francisca95's avatar
wooow si no dices... no pensaría que es un pastel.
xxDeadlyCupcakexx's avatar
it looks like a bag?!
omg, is this really a cake?
wow, good job ^^
HamiPassion's avatar
That's seriously a cake? HOLY CRAP! That's amazing o.o
aLilLouda's avatar
I love your cake!
flightfootwarrior's avatar are god,I swear,you are GOD!!
You have no idea how long Ive just stared at this,and even then I still fail to comprehend the fact that it's a cake XD that makes you amazing,the sheer fact I had no CLUE it wasn't real until I read the details~:heart:
pupchickxo's avatar
it looks sooo real :D
Baby-P's avatar
wooooooow this looks so real this is awesome :)
kidami-kun's avatar
is this purse... or is this edible... Life doesn't make since anymore
kikixoxoxo's avatar
Wow that is amazing! I'm going to ask my mum to make me a cake like th for my birthday.
VioletAliceHahero's avatar
O.O oh - my - gosh!!!!! This is really awesome!!!!! when i first saw it i really thought it was a hand bag. You are a true artist. It´s really incredible!!!!!!
ggh123's avatar
HOLY SHIZZ!! I ACTUALLY thought that was a bag! xD
I'm looking for a bag to take to school for my books, and I saw this.
Me: Hey mum, look at this bag!
Mum: Oh that does look nice!
Mum: Really?!
Me: Yeah! Look
Mum: Well that girl's TALENTED, I have to say!
I love it! :D
FluffableSheep's avatar
wow it seriously looked like a handbag to me, o_o couldn't tell it was a cake
dreamer-of-peace-33's avatar
good job!!! i thought it was the real bag!
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