Zippers For Handbags

Decorating By Ocean23 Updated 11 Jun 2010 , 1:18am by Ocean23

Ocean23 Posted 10 Jun 2010 , 12:23am
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HI there
I'm thinking about tackling my first handbag next weekend and was wondering how people get their zippers to look so realistic. Any tips and pointers would be great.

Thanks

8 replies
weirkd Posted 10 Jun 2010 , 12:30am
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I use the wheel tool (not sure what its called) and it gives a really realistic looking zipper. Then I make the pull out of gumpaste.

Karen421 Posted 10 Jun 2010 , 1:55am
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I just made one today and I took plastic wrap and put it over a zipper, then pressed a strip of fondant into the zipper. It came out pretty good. I read this idea on another thread on CC, but I don't remember who wrote it.

Ren715 Posted 10 Jun 2010 , 8:55am
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I bought a zipper and used it to make an impression in the fondant. There are many types of zippers at the fabric store. The one I bought had thick metal teeth so I could make a good impression.

I've attached a picture of the top of my cake. You can see the whole purse in my photos (I wish I had taken more time to get better pictures but I was running late).

HTH
LL

Karen421 Posted 10 Jun 2010 , 12:09pm
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It came out GREAT!!! Good job!

flamingobaker Posted 10 Jun 2010 , 12:55pm
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I made an impression of a zipper in gumpaste. When that dried, I pressed a strip of fondant into that giving an actual raised zipper.

FlourPots Posted 10 Jun 2010 , 9:04pm
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I also pressed a real one into fondant...you can see it here: http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1557011⊂=1557015

regymusic Posted 10 Jun 2010 , 9:25pm
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For another option, Petal Crafts has a zipper mold. Here is the link.

http://www.petalcrafts.com/zipper-mold.html

Ocean23 Posted 11 Jun 2010 , 1:18am
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thank you everyone - i never even thought of using an actual zipper to imprint!!! Sometimes the answer is sitting right in front of you. Thanks again

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