I Would Love Help In Finding Cutters For This Design!!!

Decorating By diane706 Updated 14 Sep 2010 , 5:58pm by diane706

diane706 Posted 24 Aug 2010 , 7:38pm
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Hey everyone. I need all the help I can get on this one! If you have seen any cutters or molds that would match any of these designs, I would greatly appreciate your input. I checked out GSA but, incredibly, I only found a few I could use.
The pattern is based on Vera Bradley's Call Me Coral. http://www.verabradley.com/product/Color/Call-Me-Coral/Large-Duffel/154786/defaultColor/Call%20Me%20Coral/pc/639/p/154786/sc/749/c/0.uts

Also, if you've seen any cakes with some of these designs, that would be helpful as well. I plan on doing some painting as well as cutouts. I know, this one is VERY ambitious but I've never said "no" regarding a cake request. thumbs_up.gif

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KJ62798 Posted 24 Aug 2010 , 7:44pm
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What about a custom stencil?

I imagine if you had a black-line copy of the pattern you want you could have a laser cut stencil made. My husband has laser-cut stencils made for industrial use. Check online for sources, I'm not sure who he uses.


greengyrl26 Posted 24 Aug 2010 , 7:51pm
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Ace of Cakes did a Vera purse on their show once. Was a PITA and took forever!

diane706 Posted 24 Aug 2010 , 7:51pm
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Now there's an idea!! I can actually have someone else cut it for me? Hmmm. I'll have to check in to that. Thanks

diane706 Posted 24 Aug 2010 , 7:57pm
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I'll have to check out CCC and see if they have it on their website. I can't remember that episode. Yeah, I can just imagine how much work is going to go into this! But hopefully it will be a fun challenge though! thumbs_up.gif

cutthecake Posted 24 Aug 2010 , 8:05pm
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Paisley, leaf, scalloped circle and scalloped square gumpaste cutters are available at several places. I just bought the paisley ones from GSA. And I think I saw some of them on countrykitchensa. I even think Wilton has some that might work for you.

Win Posted 24 Aug 2010 , 8:26pm
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Originally Posted by greengyrl26

Ace of Cakes did a Vera purse on their show once. Was a PITA and took forever!

I remember that episode... they were all cut and painted by hand. I remember thinking/wondering if they had gotten copyright approval from Vera Bradley. icon_rolleyes.gif

Alfiesmom Posted 24 Aug 2010 , 8:26pm
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there's 3 pages of cakes with Vera Bradley designs here on CC. do a search for Vera Bradley and check them out. maybe one has tips for you

Loucinda Posted 24 Aug 2010 , 8:27pm
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I have a fondant mat that is paisley from countrykitchensa.com - would that pattern help?

Joyfull4444 Posted 24 Aug 2010 , 8:27pm
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Did you notice Lindy Smiths paisley cutters on Global sugar art? That would help with part of the design on the bag.


The wilton stackable flower cutter set looks a lot like the larger flower in the design too. It incluced the tear drop shape cut out as well as another shape that may or may not be useful.


Heres the wilton blossom cutter set too, the shape is kind of like some of the shapes in the bags design. I have the old six piece plastic blossom cutter set, but it looks like they've cut it down to 4 sizes now because they're metal. I got my plastic cutter set at Michaels so they might still carry them in your Michaels.



diane706 Posted 24 Aug 2010 , 8:52pm
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Alfiesmom, the design is based on Call Me Coral (It's a specific design and colors that my customer needs) and I didn't see that here on CC. Thanks though!
Joyfull4444, that second idea is perfect! Thanks. I have the other two and was planning on incorporating them somehow.
I suppose I'll have to hand cut some of the designs. I did look at the pic of CCC's Vera handbag. Very well done!! I didn't think about having it lay down as opposed to standing up. Good idea!
You guys are great! *MUAH*

diane706 Posted 24 Aug 2010 , 9:36pm
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Thanks bakencake. That's the one they did on Ace Of Cakes. Isn't it incredible?!! Hope my Vera pattern turns out that well! It has very similar patterns. icon_smile.gif

bakencake Posted 24 Aug 2010 , 10:00pm
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I know that you can take a pic and print it out. I dont know exactly how but a friend of mine had a pic, took it to her grocery store and they printed out a pattern. all she did was paste it on her cake. I dont know if this is something you would consider doing. good luck on your cake and post a pic thumbs_up.gif

diane706 Posted 24 Aug 2010 , 10:07pm
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Thanks bakencake. Yep, that's called an edible image. I prefer to either do cutouts with painting and piping or maybe the stencil idea. But, because of the intricacy of the design, I DID entertain the thought of an edible image!

diane706 Posted 13 Sep 2010 , 2:22pm
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Thanks again for your help everyone! I thought you might like to see the finished cake. It was 16x14x7 plus the height of the "yarn" (the yarn was made with RKT. The bag was all cake).



I ended up using several methods: I cut a lot out by hand, used gumpaste/fondant cutters and I used my Cricut for a couple of designs. Also did some bc piping. Fun but very time consuming!

momsgoodies Posted 13 Sep 2010 , 2:33pm
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Wowww!!!!! That bag is amazing!!!!
I am pretty sure that it was very time consuming, but you should be very proud, that is a master piece!!!! Congratulations

hilly Posted 13 Sep 2010 , 2:58pm
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SparkleKat Posted 13 Sep 2010 , 3:45pm
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When I saw the bag I immediately thought of this mold:


SparkleKat Posted 13 Sep 2010 , 4:24pm
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They also sell the paisley design... These are so inexpensive that it's worth trying the next time. By the way, your completed cake is AMAZING!


bakencake Posted 13 Sep 2010 , 10:02pm
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amazing!!!!!!!!!!! looks great!!!!!!!!!!! thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif

Joyfull4444 Posted 14 Sep 2010 , 2:06pm
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Awesome! Its looks just like the real thing, great job Diane706!! thumbs_up.gif

Joyfull4444 Posted 14 Sep 2010 , 2:25pm
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Originally Posted by SparkleKat

They also sell the paisley design... These are so inexpensive that it's worth trying the next time. By the way, your completed cake is AMAZING!


SparkeKat, I checked your links for goldaskitchen and ordered the two molds as I really liked them, especially the paisly. But, I ended up cancelling my order in the end. I'm in BC and the shipping for the two molds was $10.49. If I lived in the US however, it would have been cheaper by almost 3 dollars. I don't get or understand, how a Canadian Company can charge more for shipping to customers in its own country? Gosh, I can't tell you how ticked I am that G's Kitchen would do that! icon_mad.gif

diane706 Posted 14 Sep 2010 , 5:58pm
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Oh Good Grief! I'm sorry to everyone who posted recently. I wasn't getting notified of new posts and just decided for the heck of it to check! What's going on with CC? With all the problems lately and the fact that there are rarely any updates on the problems makes me wonder if Heath and Jackie are ok. hmmmm. (I'm sure it's a full time job for them!) But I digress...

Anyway, thanks for the nice compliments everyone. And SparkleKat, I actually saw that mold in my researching stage but it was too late for me to order it by the time I found it. But thank you!!

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