Please can someone help. I have been asked to do a suitcase wedding cake for a friend of a friend and altho I have seen loads of lovely pictures I am a little unsure of how to decorate with the straps, and buckles etc Would really appreciate any advice on templates or instructions. I would love to make one of these. Pleeeeeese x
Susan Carberry on "yummy arts . com" (remove spaces) has an instructional video that you can pay to download. When I was a member I watched it and it was very informative and full of ideas.
thanks for that I will give it a look. really looking forward to making this cake. just hope it turns out ok. just seen that your birthday is the same date as mine.
Happy Birthday a few months and days early. Hehehehehehe! Hope the video helps you out.
I made one for my MIL birthday, it was my first. For the straps I measure them so they were even. There was a lot of humidity here (Puerto Rico) and I was not able to made the stitch/dotted line at the sides of the straps. You can make it using the stitch tool (I don't remember the name) or use a toothpick to mark the little lines one by one. I made the buckle and handle myself just rolling the fondant/gumpaste (50/50) creating like a "rope". It was very easy. The only thing I forgot was to put another rope between the top and bottom of the luggage (like the one on top and around the cake and at the bottom). Hope this help...