Handbag Novelty Cake

Decorating By rustidog Updated 30 Mar 2010 , 7:03am by Resamithw

rustidog Posted 10 Oct 2006 , 4:57am
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I want to make a handbag novelty cake but do not know where to start. Can some kind member please help me out.

I already know how to make the fondant/gumpaste but need help on the 'bag design' itself.

What size of tray/baking tin should I use? How many cakes must I make to sculpt one bag? How do I sculpt it? And any decorating tips for the bag.

Thanks in advance for the help. I hope to make this bag for this coming weekend.

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boonenati Posted 10 Oct 2006 , 5:06am
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Originally Posted by rustidog

I want to make a handbag novelty cake but do not know where to start. Can some kind member please help me out.

I already know how to make the fondant/gumpaste but need help on the 'bag design' itself.

What size of tray/baking tin should I use? How many cakes must I make to sculpt one bag? How do I sculpt it? And any decorating tips for the bag.

Thanks in advance for the help. I hope to make this bag for this coming weekend.



I have put some instructions together on the following website on how to make a cosmetics bag.
The only change you'd have to make is to add a handle to make it a handbag.

http://www.how2cakes.com

let me know if you have any questions.
Cheers
Nati

rustidog Posted 10 Oct 2006 , 6:06am
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Thanks for you quick help Nati. thumbs_up.gif

I do not have the sophisticated sugar gun like you so I guess I will have to manually twist the rope or make a simple snake-like strip. But do you know how else I can create a zip without the gun.

Sorry, but I seemed to be asking a lot but do you also have instructions for those squarish bag (like those LV or Hermes Berkin shaped type).

Thanks a million again.
Ginny

boonenati Posted 10 Oct 2006 , 6:16am
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Originally Posted by rustidog

Thanks for you quick help Nati. thumbs_up.gif

I do not have the sophisticated sugar gun like you so I guess I will have to manually twist the rope or make a simple snake-like strip. But do you know how else I can create a zip without the gun.

Sorry, but I seemed to be asking a lot but do you also have instructions for those squarish bag (like those LV or Hermes Berkin shaped type).

Thanks a million again.
Ginny



To make one of those squarish bags you'd make a rectangular cake, and cut it right in the middle, then sandwich the pieces together and put them on the side like the round cake. You would then follow the same procedure to ice etc.
For the zipper, cut a fondant ribbon and put it on the cake, then roll a very thin sausage, this will be your zipper bit, it has to be super thin and even, you then stick this right on the middle of your fondant ribbon, with a knife you indent a zig zag shape all along the sausage part. This will give you the look of a zipper.
cheers
Nati

rustidog Posted 10 Oct 2006 , 6:32am
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Thanks again Nati.

I will give it a try based your instructions.

Hope to post the photo if I am successful.

briansbaker Posted 10 Oct 2006 , 1:55pm
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rustidog
I have step by step photos of my DB purse cake.. If you would like for me to send them to you, just send me your email address...

Boonenati LOVE YOUR SITE.. ITS GREAT!! Thanks for sharing!!!

RisqueBusiness Posted 10 Oct 2006 , 2:09pm
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lol, I'm going to put the gingerbread house aside and do this one for fun!

Bring on the BAGS!!!!!!!!!!!! oh and maybe a pair of shoes to go with my bag..tee hee.

Woo hoo..

Nati, thanks for posting your instructions! Let's see what outrageous thing I can come up with...I'm excited now...

Bring on the ONION AND TOMATO sandwich and my coffee..hahahaa and let me loose!!!!!!!!

woooo ha....

(ok, now stop it...you're scaring people..lol)

boonenati Posted 10 Oct 2006 , 8:36pm
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Originally Posted by briansbaker

Boonenati LOVE YOUR SITE.. ITS GREAT!! Thanks for sharing!!!



Thanks, You're welcome : )

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Originally Posted by RisqueBusiness


Let's see what outrageous thing I can come up with...I'm excited now...

Bring on the ONION AND TOMATO sandwich and my coffee..hahahaa and let me loose!!!!!!!!

woooo ha....

(ok, now stop it...you're scaring people..lol)



Mara
I can't wait to see what you've come up with either. Where is it?
Nati

RisqueBusiness Posted 10 Oct 2006 , 8:48pm
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Nati,

was so busy baking and decorating an ENOURMOUS set of Hoo Haas for the EDITOR or our local liberal paper...and cleaning up after the ginger bread mess!

and I'm still making my cake balls for the BOOK LAUNCH..( not my book..hahaa!)

I took the cakes out of the freezer, and it's now 20 minutes to 5 and I'm just chillin'...

I have only one order for Friday (SO FAR!!) so maybe I can get to it over the next few days....

I also need to finish my um..cake, I have a different perspective I would like to try! Would like a little more "LIFT" in my Mr. HAPPY CAKE...lol

I need to put together the 6 gingerbread houses that I baked..I dont' want to toss all that baking out the window!

It's so hard to do it all when you're alone!

but on the up note, the YOGA teacher gave me $30.00 donation on top of the food I sold!

There are still nice people in the world....

Like you! tee hee!!

rustidog Posted 11 Oct 2006 , 12:30am
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Hi Briansbaker, thanks so much for your offer. My email: [email protected]

Thanks so much to everyone. CakeCentral is really a great site for a beginner like me. Great Job everyone.

zina Posted 11 Oct 2006 , 1:02am
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Hi Briansbaker would you share directions/instructions for your DB cake with me as well. It would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks, Zina B

[email protected]

briansbaker Posted 11 Oct 2006 , 12:10pm
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Email sent!

rustidog Posted 15 Oct 2006 , 5:27am
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I've made it. My first handbag cake. Please go to my photos to view.

Thank you Boonenati and Briansbaker for your help and tips in the making the bag.

Heartfelt thanks all the way from sunny Singapore.

boonenati Posted 15 Oct 2006 , 8:42am
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Originally Posted by rustidog

I've made it. My first handbag cake. Please go to my photos to view.

Thank you Boonenati and Briansbaker for your help and tips in the making the bag.

Heartfelt thanks all the way from sunny Singapore.



WOW
Congratulations, you did a wonderful job. Your daughter must have been thrilled. The cake sounds delicious too : )
Cheers
Nati

Resamithw Posted 30 Mar 2010 , 7:03am
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It looks awesome, great novelty cakes idea!

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