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Black Gucci Purse Cake -- Need Help/Advice/Suggestions

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My plan is to make Michelle Foster's chocolate fondant and add black gel color to it.  Then I'm going to cover each side of the cake with a panel of fondant and hide the seams with fondant rolled to look like the piping.  I've decorated with fondant before but this is my first attempt at a cake covered in fondant so any help/tips/advice would be great!!

 

Questions:

1) Does this sound like a good plan?

2) Any reason to use chocolate MMF vs. Foster's fondant?

3) Any suggestions on how to make the fondant to look like textured leather?

4) Should I be worried about condensation on the fondant if it goes in the fridge?

 

 

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i would put a fondant liner underneath first

 

carve your cake then put a piece of fondant over the cake as wide as those seams on either side--if you make it smaller it will show in the finished product--but not covering the side pieces just the front and over the top and down the back

 

i'd do this for two reasons

 

  • so you can attach the "gg" logo to it in front so you can easily outline it in the final coat--i would dry the logo out a bit so it stays nicely formed

 

  • so you have a real good surface to apply the final layer of fondant to--it needs to stand up straight on top so this will make that easier--a nice secure surface to attach to

 

after the underlayer and the logo then i think i would make the outside in four pieces--the sides first

 

then lay the front & back panels on and trim the edges--

 

i fridge my fondant cakes--

 

a texture mat of some kind? or look around at the fabric store for a faux leather--

 

i just use satin ice usually-- i wasn't that crazy about mmf ;)

 

post a picture when you're finished if you want --i'd love to see it!

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Thank you!!  I'm going to take your advice about the liner - maybe just the top but we'll see.  I will def take a pic when I'm done.  I appreciate your comments!!

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