I have been asked by my husband's boss to make a purse cake to match her daughter's favorite purse and while I'm not nervous about carving the cake to the right shape I am nervous about the pattern. Checkerboard brown and black with the "MK" logo covering the entire thing. I have seen stencils online (and I have an airbrush machine) but I don't like the idea of cutting out hundreds of squares and lining them up perfectly. Could I use edible images over the entire cake? If anyone has any experience with either process, please let me know. Thanks in advance!!!
I haven't tried this before but maybe experiment with using transfer sheets on modeling chocolate to get the checkerboard effect?
just use brown fondant and after applying score it in the size checkerboard you want and color in the black ones -- i'd use a black edible ink marker -- the americolor gourmet markers are perfect for this --
the mk logo is super easy -- so straightforward -- you could make one template/stencil and use it for the whole purse or you could practice it and freehand it --
easy peasy -- you got this
or you could paint the black ones -- the paint kind of adheres to the scored area -- or you could use black dust too -- but edible markers are your friend
I've used edible images on purse cakes in the past with excellent results.
my first ever cake was a Louis Vuitton cake that I covered completely in fondant with edible image logo over it. I did it for a friend's birthday. It worked perfectly...I just disguised the areas where the seams met. It's in my photo gallery, sorry not sure how to insert a pic on the new site.