As the title states, i've got a cake order for this Saturday. The customer wants a cake in the shape of a Satchel / purse.
The Leather has a look of Crocodile skin. Anyway I can replicate this?
Diane, Thanks for posting that wonderful information.
I am afraid the Crocodile / Alligator skin is difficult to imitate without proper stencil. Petal Crafts has Crocodile skin textured mat, but unless you can get it tomorrow, it won't help you. Global Sugar Art has it in stock.
You can make simple leather - roll the fondant on plastic wrap and use the wrinkled side on top or take crumpled plastic wrap and impress it on the fondant. With cocoa, give different shades of brown.
You can imitate snake skin to some degree - take a plastic mesh bath sponge, cut open and flat. You get the plastic mesh. Use as impression mat.
If I had to go with homemade tools, I would go with simple leather look. Than, I would concentrate on the "sewing" - tracing wheel from my sewing supplies, because I don't have the original for fondant, and on other details.
If I can get the impression by Friday, I should be ok since the cake isn't due untill Saturday afternoon. I'm going to call around to see if anyone has this.