cambo Posted 15 Mar 2009 , 4:35am
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I have received many emails regarding the diaper bag cake that I posted in the galleries...and many of you would like to see more pictures, closer up...so here they are!

Thank you so much for your wonderful comments and support! I truly appreciate it!
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ClassyMommy Posted 15 Mar 2009 , 4:49am
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Wow! That is beautiful! Thanks for sharing. Did you enter it into the contest?

alwayscake Posted 15 Mar 2009 , 5:02am
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wow, thank you for sharing!

mommacat5 Posted 15 Mar 2009 , 5:18am
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Wow!!! Beautiful work I bet to mom to be was speechless.

marriedtoagreek74 Posted 15 Mar 2009 , 5:43am
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Speachless! I have always loved that name as well! icon_biggrin.gif

mmelyss Posted 15 Mar 2009 , 12:22pm
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wow that seems like a lot of work!!! how long did it take?? icon_eek.gif

maggiev777 Posted 15 Mar 2009 , 12:37pm
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icon_eek.gif That is A-MAZING!!! Great job!!! Wow, wow, wow!

foxymomma521 Posted 15 Mar 2009 , 12:37pm
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Those shoes are adorable! What did you use for rhinestones?

ChristyZ Posted 15 Mar 2009 , 12:39pm
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The diaper bag is absolutely darling!!!! The detail is flawless!! Awesome job!

ckckhome Posted 15 Mar 2009 , 12:50pm

your diaper bag cake is so cute,flawless. are all items edible? thumbs_up.gif

bashini Posted 15 Mar 2009 , 1:14pm

Wow! that is absolutely beautiful and your work is so neat! icon_biggrin.gifthumbs_up.gif

beck30 Posted 15 Mar 2009 , 8:15pm

Wow! that cake is so real looking. Good job!!!!!!!!

poohsmomma Posted 15 Mar 2009 , 8:48pm

Would you be willing to share the template or pattern that you used for the shoe? It is really cute and my granddaughter LOVES her pink Converse shoes. That little shoe would be perfect for her birthday cake.

cambo Posted 16 Mar 2009 , 2:05am

Thank you all very much! Yes, this was a competition cake (dummy) that I entered in the Queen City Cake Competition March 6-8th in Cincinnati, Ohio. It placed 1st in the 3D Division and to my delight, also won The People's Choice Award! I was so thrilled!

Everything on the cake is edible. It's all fondant with a hand-painted royal icing "flap" on top. A high-end fabric designer inspired the bag design! The bottle is solid chocolate, the diapers are fondant, the shoes are gumpaste with royal icing "rhinestones" that were painted with silver glitter dust, the pacifier is also gumpaste and the keys were formed in a custom mold using fondant. I used FMM tappit cutters for the name "embroidery", and it's my niece's name "Avery Grace", but I lost the third plastic strip from my tappit cutter set, so had to spell her name with an "ie" instead of "y"! he he!

If you would like a copy of the template I used for the shoes, please send me an email at cammie@cleverconfections.com and I'll get it right to you! The pattern is similar to one already posted here, but I couldn't get that pattern to work for me, so I made one to my liking!

Thanks, again!
Cammie

FlourPots Posted 16 Mar 2009 , 4:47am

That is simply stunning...Wow.

You managed to make something we've all seen before (little converses) completely new and different.

GI Posted 16 Mar 2009 , 5:00am

I've seen silver Luster Dust, but never "Glitter Dust". It really does have a sparkle in the photo, too!

Where did you find Glitter Dust?

CarolAnn Posted 16 Mar 2009 , 5:04am

Oh Cammie, it looks wonderful!!! The painting is just beautiful. I couldn't stop staring at the ball fringe because it looks so fuzzy and real! I'm supper impressed, as usual. Would love to gawk at this one in person. Congrats on your awards. You sure worked for it!!!

It's also good to see you here!!

cambo Posted 16 Mar 2009 , 4:19pm
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I've seen silver Luster Dust, but never "Glitter Dust". It really does have a sparkle in the photo, too!

Where did you find Glitter Dust?




I borrowed it from a friend who entered cookies in the competition....I'll see where she purchased it from...it's similar to disco dust...but more glittery!

wilma c Posted 18 Mar 2013 , 6:41pm

did you also use a template to shape the bag in right proportion?  in making the flap -- did you wait for the fondant to be "half dry" before putting it on?

cambo Posted 20 Mar 2013 , 2:26am

Oh wow!  I was surprised to see this post on the front page after so many years!  Wilma...I did not really use a template for proportion...just kinda carved until it "looked" right.  I applied the fondant flap immediately after cutting it out to avoid elephant skin and cracking, etc.

 

Thanks so much!

wilma c Posted 21 Mar 2013 , 9:38pm

A@cambo THANK YOU for your response. You're a genius!! Imagine doing everything "free-hand" and it turned so perfect & realistic too! Truly you deserved to win:)

I assumed that after you covered cake in brown fondant that's when you did the diamond impressions. And for the handle you did it after you already cut it in shape just before you'll attach it to the "bag".

With my questions you can tell i am VERY new in baking and decorating. But even with my EXTREMELY limited knowledge & skills i am a big risk taker -- LOL so i will attemp in making diaper bag for the 1st time BUT design/decor is simple.

I am guessing that your bag has 6layers of cake 10" long 6"wide & 6" depth --- if i'm right you used dowels to support layers of cake?

Amycakes12 Posted 22 Mar 2013 , 5:07am

AAmazing cake! I would love the template for the shoes!! I tried clicking on your email but I keep getting an error when I try to send????? If its not too much trouble for you could you be so kind to email it to amycakes12@gmail.com ? Thanks!

Amycakes12 Posted 22 Mar 2013 , 5:07am

AAmazing cake! I would love the template for the shoes!! I tried clicking on your email but I keep getting an error when I try to send????? If its not too much trouble for you could you be so kind to email it to amycakes12@gmail.com ? Thanks!

cazza1 Posted 22 Mar 2013 , 6:05am

Congratulations.  It's a really nice feeling when your cakes are appealing to other people.

Claire138 Posted 22 Mar 2013 , 6:55am

Just gorgeous,

 

Do you have a template for the baby bottle? I have such a hard time making those and would love them to look as authentic as yours does.

cambo Posted 23 Mar 2013 , 3:56am
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@cambo THANK YOU for your response. You're a genius!! Imagine doing everything "free-hand" and it turned so perfect & realistic too! Truly you deserved to win:)

I assumed that after you covered cake in brown fondant that's when you did the diamond impressions. And for the handle you did it after you already cut it in shape just before you'll attach it to the "bag".

With my questions you can tell i am VERY new in baking and decorating. But even with my EXTREMELY limited knowledge & skills i am a big risk taker -- LOL so i will attemp in making diaper bag for the 1st time BUT design/decor is simple.

I am guessing that your bag has 6layers of cake 10" long 6"wide & 6" depth --- if i'm right you used dowels to support layers of cake?

Thanks, Wilma!  I actually impressed the diamond pattern BEFORE I placed the fondant on...also, this was not cake, it was for a cake competition, so it's foam....but I would have done everything exactly the same regardless.  Yes, the strap was cut into shape/length before applying to the bag.

cambo Posted 23 Mar 2013 , 3:57am
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Just gorgeous,

 

Do you have a template for the baby bottle? I have such a hard time making those and would love them to look as authentic as yours does.

Thank you Claire138...the baby bottle is actually a 3D (2-part) chocolate mold that I picked up at my neighborhood cake decorating store.  I just glued both sides together with chocolate after unmolding!

AtomicBakes Posted 25 Mar 2013 , 7:08pm

This cake is fabulous. May I ask, is the pom pom trim just balls of textured fondant attached individually with gum glue or piping gel and then string work added?

cambo Posted 4 Apr 2013 , 9:55am
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This cake is fabulous. May I ask, is the pom pom trim just balls of textured fondant attached individually with gum glue or piping gel and then string work added?

Yes, you're exactly right!  Thanks so much!

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