mom2spunkynbug Posted 31 Mar 2009 , 2:46am
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I have an order for a Coach purse coming up & was wondering the best way to apply the "C's" on the bag?

Stencil? Fondant cut out? Paint?

I'm thinking all of these ways will be difficult!! Is there a fool-proof way??

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mirda6275 Posted 31 Mar 2009 , 2:54am
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Don't know if this is helpful, but I know I have seen a template for the Coach C's in the templates in the Gallery. I'd love to know as well, b/c I have a co-worker who is obsessed with coach and I'd love to do one for her birthday!

sugabear Posted 31 Mar 2009 , 3:09am
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Try using a 50/50 mixture of gumpaste and fondant or only gumpaste. This has worked well for me in the past. Just make a template and use it as a guide when cutting out your letters. Cutouts made out of only gumpaste will hold their shape the best. Good luck!

cas17 Posted 31 Mar 2009 , 3:17am
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i've only done 1 handbag cake and it was a coach (it's in my pics). since the cake was to be iced in BC i used fondant for the c's made with oval cutters. i sure learned a lot and there's things i will do differently next time. i found out it helps to let the fondant set up for like 3-5 min before placing it on the BC as you really only have 1 shot. a couple of my c's are a bit wonky. of course it'd be totally different if the cake is covered in fondant.

robinscakes Posted 31 Mar 2009 , 3:19am
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Here's my Coach bag. I cut out a template from paper and held it on the fondant and made a scratch line around it with a toothpick. I painted the Cs in with dust and vodka. Tried a few things before that, but the last method seemed to work for me.
http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1210528

Etchlain09 Posted 31 Mar 2009 , 3:23am
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a couple of my c's are a bit wonky. of course it'd be totally different if the cake is covered in fondant.




LOL wonky. I'm stealing that word. icon_razz.gif

cas17 Posted 31 Mar 2009 , 3:27am
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Originally Posted by cas17

a couple of my c's are a bit wonky. of course it'd be totally different if the cake is covered in fondant.



LOL wonky. I'm stealing that word. icon_razz.gif




feel free there's plenty to go around icon_wink.gifthumbs_up.gif

ClassyMommy Posted 31 Mar 2009 , 3:51am
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LOL...wonky!
I use that word all of the time. My hubby makes fun of me, but now I can tell him that I am completely normal!

CakesIMake Posted 31 Mar 2009 , 5:04am
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Originally Posted by robinscakes

Here's my Coach bag. I cut out a template from paper and held it on the fondant and made a scratch line around it with a toothpick. I painted the Cs in with dust and vodka. Tried a few things before that, but the last method seemed to work for me.
http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1210528




How did you so the coach tag?? that looks awesome!!!

moralna Posted 31 Mar 2009 , 1:42pm

The Coach bag I did was covered in fondant and what I did was go to Michael's and bought a wooden alphabet stamp set (I looked a bit for the alphabet set that had a "c" like the Coach "c"). Then I mix up some food coloring and a dab of water and used the stamp with it and stamped my cake.

alvarezmom Posted 31 Mar 2009 , 2:00pm
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Originally Posted by moralna

The Coach bag I did was covered in fondant and what I did was go to Michael's and bought a wooden alphabet stamp set (I looked a bit for the alphabet set that had a "c" like the Coach "c"). Then I mix up some food coloring and a dab of water and used the stamp with it and stamped my cake.




I love the way your "c"'s look. Very much like a Coach purse. My sister's b-day is in June and I'd like to make her one. I was dreading making a bunch of c's from fondant.

moralna Posted 31 Mar 2009 , 3:56pm

yeah - i think the stamping is easier, but first practice stamping a bit so that you can get the right consistency of the food coloring and water. you want clear, crisp letters. good luck!

alvarezmom Posted 31 Mar 2009 , 4:00pm

Thanks!

handymama Posted 31 Mar 2009 , 4:08pm

moralna--I don't see the coach bag in your photos. Am I just missing it? Could you give us a link?

Rosie2 Posted 31 Mar 2009 , 4:44pm

I did this one usign the 'pin-prick method' but I think next time I'll do the stencil method.
http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1336317
I had a hard time with the pin-prick method though...if you don't know how's is done is like this: draw your Cs on wax paper...place the wax paper on your cake/purse and then you poke little holes all around the Cs with a pin or a needle. When you lift the wax paper you'll have an impression of the Cs on your cake. After that you just draw the Cs with an edible marker and paint them. It's a long process if you're doing a big cake...that's why I did a small RKT purse icon_smile.gif
Good luck

panchanewjersey Posted 31 Mar 2009 , 4:55pm

I used the cutout methos I used the oval cutout set from Wilton. I had the larger oval and used the next smallest and cut out the rest leaving behind a C. You can check out my diaper bag in my photos. Oh and I used only fondant but I let it dry a little before cutting so they hold their shape then attach to cake.

bobwonderbuns Posted 31 Mar 2009 , 11:10pm

I don't know if this has been posted or not but here is a coach purse template of Cs. http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1222865

alvarezmom Posted 1 Apr 2009 , 1:13pm

Rosie2 your purse looks good.

moralna Posted 1 Apr 2009 , 3:37pm

The Coach bag is in my photos. I am not sure how to post a pic - can someone tell me.

candynumber1 Posted 1 Apr 2009 , 4:25pm

Here's my two cake purses, I made a stencil (in 3 different sizes) using the Coach template provided here on CC.
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SweetMelissa2007 Posted 1 Apr 2009 , 8:46pm

I used a template I made for myself and cut out each individual C which was sooooooo irritating! I liked the idea of painting with dust and vodka. I have an airbrush now so next time I'll try a stencil with the airbrush.

Rosie2 Posted 1 Apr 2009 , 9:07pm
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Originally Posted by alvarezmom

Rosie2 your purse looks good.


Thank you Alvarezmom!

jimandmollie Posted 1 Apr 2009 , 9:10pm

If I may add in here, I did one of these and it was horrible! I made my own cookie cutter and did them with fondant. Do not, I repeat, Do not do it that way. Unless of course you are better at making cookie cutters! I had a heck of a time and only had about 1 usable one out of every 5 I cut. The reason you ask? See that little chunk thing on the tip of the thin part of that C? Got stuck every time. Of course I could just be challenged! lol I would def go for the painting method and put a big pocket on the front to lessen the number of C's you actually have to do. There is a pic of mine in my photos if you want to learn from my mistakes! LOL Let us know how it goes and good luck! icon_smile.gif

Rosie2 Posted 1 Apr 2009 , 9:22pm

Candynumer1, I love both your Coach purses, but since pink is my favorite color I love the pink purse thumbs_up.gif

Rosie2 Posted 1 Apr 2009 , 9:52pm

Jimandmollie, I saw your purse and I think is cute! I also tried to experiment cutting the Cs but I found that yes, I am challenged in that area LOL icon_redface.gif And, at first I did tried to do a stencil, but believe or not, I couldn't cut a darn Cs straight!!...errr could I also be challenged in that area??? icon_redface.gif yikes!!! icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif I wanted to come up with a perfect C and I never did...he,he

Rosie2 Posted 1 Apr 2009 , 10:07pm
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Originally Posted by moralna

The Coach bag is in my photos. I am not sure how to post a pic - can someone tell me.


Do you mean to post an actual pic here in your message? to do that you have to resize the image to be 800pixels or less. That's why I find it easier to just put the link here...to do that:
1-Go to your photos.
2-Open the pic you want.
3- Go up above to the address, put your cursor at the address and right click.
4-Select 'copy'
5- Come to the message here.
6-Put your cursor on the message window,
7- Right click and select 'paste'...tadaaa!! the link will be added to your message. Not sure if that's what you meant, but I've already told you icon_smile.gif
Rosie

Chef_Stef Posted 1 Apr 2009 , 10:23pm

Love all the purses!

Not to be a wet blanket, but isn't there a whole big issue about selling purses with logos being ...ahem...against copywrite laws? Just an FYI

Rosie2 Posted 1 Apr 2009 , 11:15pm
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Originally Posted by Chef_Stef

isn't there a whole big issue about selling purses with logos being ...ahem...against copywrite laws? Just an FYI


Oh yes there is...but, in my case, I've never sold a cake nor I'm interested on selling. They're all for fun icon_smile.gif

cas17 Posted 1 Apr 2009 , 11:50pm
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Originally Posted by Chef_Stef

Love all the purses!

Not to be a wet blanket, but isn't there a whole big issue about selling purses with logos being ...ahem...against copywrite laws? Just an FYI




that's why i made my c's the way i did so it wasn't like an exact replica (as IF i could, lol) but that's my story and i'm sticking to it ; )

candynumber1 Posted 2 Apr 2009 , 12:57am
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Originally Posted by cas17

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Originally Posted by Chef_Stef

Love all the purses!

Not to be a wet blanket, but isn't there a whole big issue about selling purses with logos being ...ahem...against copywrite laws? Just an FYI



that's why i made my c's the way i did so it wasn't like an exact replica (as IF i could, lol) but that's my story and i'm sticking to it ; )



Lol icon_lol.gif So am I.
Thanks for the compliment Rosie2.

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