Tutorial: Chihuahua In A Bag

Decorating By anamado Updated 10 May 2010 , 9:55pm by forthwife

anamado Posted 22 Feb 2009 , 2:49am
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First of all, I want to thank Couturiere, for sharing with us her wonderful cakes. As soon as I saw her Legally Blonde, I just felt in love with her cake, and I wanted to do something alike. Her Chihuahua is really something!
So, I made an easier sample, which I decided to share with you all icon_smile.gif

I baked a rectangular cake, I cut it in 3 pieces, piled it with ganache, and then carved it.


I used the ribbon cutter to pattern the fondant (MMF), and cut it with a pizza cutter to fit each side of the bag.


Then, I applied some buttercream to the cake and applied the mmf.



Then I made a "string" out of mmf and glued it with water on the joint parts


Always using MMF I also made the strap


To simulate a zipper I used royal icing with a #1 tip in an icingbag. I reshaped each "teeth" with my fingers.


Then I painted it with golden edible dust with vodka.


With the remaining of the carving process together with buttercream, I made cakeball dough. I made the chihuahua head, covered it with MMF, and then, because I had no brown color, I used instant coffee to color it icon_biggrin.gif It gets really shinny (too shinny for my taste).


I made the colar and the legs with mmf too. And once again I used the ribbon cutter.


I made a kerchief with a very thin mmf layer. Then I pressed some patterns and painted it.


And my little girl, to whom the cake is for (7th birthday), dusted the whole cake with pearl dust


You can also see the picture I uploaded in CC in this link


Thanks for looking and reading!
I hope it gets useful for someone!


34 replies
YALANTZI Posted 22 Feb 2009 , 2:55am
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OMG!!! thanks for taking the time to post the tuturial, its awsome

sulia Posted 22 Feb 2009 , 3:02am
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hi, this tutorial is wonderful - thank you
an its such a clever idea to use the ribbon cutter to make the diamond impression on the bag - looks so real!
thanks again

tarheelgirl Posted 22 Feb 2009 , 3:05am
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I love this! Thanks for posting!!

kentuckyjode Posted 22 Feb 2009 , 3:08am
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Thanks so much for sharing!!I t is so cute!

justsweet Posted 22 Feb 2009 , 3:09am
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great job, thank you for sharing

rezzygirl Posted 22 Feb 2009 , 3:11am
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That's adorable! Thanks for the tutorial!

pastryjen Posted 22 Feb 2009 , 3:22am
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My dtr will love this. Thanks so much for taking the time to share with us!

tammy712 Posted 22 Feb 2009 , 4:57am
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Thanks so much for sharing this with us.
I think I will try this for my DD's birthday.


sugarflour2 Posted 22 Feb 2009 , 5:01am
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What a great tutorial! Thanks so much for posting it!!!

aracely30 Posted 22 Feb 2009 , 6:46am
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Great toturial, easy,well explained,the fotos look great, thank you so much. icon_smile.gificon_smile.gif

Shamitha Posted 22 Feb 2009 , 7:54am
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Thank you icon_biggrin.gifthumbs_up.gif

Liz1977 Posted 22 Feb 2009 , 8:34am
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Thank you for the tutorial. I love it. Great Job.

FlourPots Posted 22 Feb 2009 , 6:28pm
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Thank you so much for sharing...it's a great looking cake!

bashini Posted 22 Feb 2009 , 8:53pm
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Wow! that is absolutely brillaint! Thank You! icon_smile.gif

Susie53 Posted 22 Feb 2009 , 9:16pm
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Wow...thanks for posting, it's really adorable! icon_biggrin.gifthumbs_up.gif

meenu Posted 22 Feb 2009 , 9:18pm
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Awesome! Thanks.

panchanewjersey Posted 22 Feb 2009 , 9:35pm
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Thanks for that, how neat.

misabel99 Posted 23 Feb 2009 , 12:03am
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Thanks for sharing it's wonderfu thumbs_up.gif

anamado Posted 23 Feb 2009 , 11:03pm
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Thank you all!
I'm glad you liked it, and hope that it can be helpful for someone.
Greetings from Portugal! icon_biggrin.gif

lauramw71 Posted 24 Feb 2009 , 1:59am
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absolutely AMAZING! Thank you so much for taking the time to create and share this tutorial!!!!

BRITTNY31 Posted 24 Feb 2009 , 8:47pm
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Wow! maybe I could try it too! icon_smile.gif
You make it sound so easy!
Can you or anyone tell me what kind of cake should we use to make this? Pound cake maybe?

SweetStuff30 Posted 24 Feb 2009 , 9:27pm
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ceatza05 Posted 25 Feb 2009 , 11:12am
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Thanks for posting this tutorial! It looks amazing!

anamado Posted 28 Feb 2009 , 10:47pm
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Originally Posted by BRITTNY31

Wow! maybe I could try it too! icon_smile.gif
Can you or anyone tell me what kind of cake should we use to make this? Pound cake maybe?

Well I used my favorite cake. I just posted the recipe but it seems to take a few days to appear. So I shall write it here.

The recipe is an old English Victorian one, and it is by far, my favorite one
But it's not in cups...
For this cake I made 2 times these quantities

200g of chocolate (take a piece for the toping, like 40g)
100g flour
1 teaspoon baking powder (optional but better)
250g sugar
125g butter
6 eggs

I start by heating the oven an putting inside a bowl with the butter and chocolate. Then I beat the egg whites until picks are formed and then let them aside.
Beat very well the yolks with sugar, then mix the melted butter and chocolate. Once it's all very well mixed, fold in egg whites and flour.
Not very hot oven (160ºC / 325ºF), until the stick comes out clean.
Take it from the pan and spread on top the rest of the chocolate melted with a table spoon of butter.
Very moist but firm. Better the day after.

In case you want to see the recipe later, it's under the name of Victorian Chocolate Cake

JenniferMI Posted 1 Mar 2009 , 10:18pm
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How cute!!!!!!!

Jen icon_smile.gif

anamado Posted 7 Mar 2009 , 1:59pm
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Well, the recipe is finally out in the recipe pages.
So just in case someone would like to save it, here it goes


II would like to thank you all, once again, for all your nice comments.
Obrigada, as we say it here in Portugal icon_smile.gif

Dinny2222 Posted 8 Mar 2009 , 4:35am
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Thank you so much for sharing! What a wonderful job

all4cake Posted 8 Mar 2009 , 4:52am
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That is just awesome! Thank you for taking pictures of the process and sharing with us!

KitchenKat Posted 8 Mar 2009 , 4:57am
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Thanks for sharing this! It's brilliant!

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