Do you have to dowel them? Also , If they want the empression type momogram style how do you do that? Or how do I make the regular
design on the purse? Thanks to all who have tried this and are willing to give some advice.
This is a copy of a pm I sent to a few people:
I got great instructions for the LV cake from TamiAZ....I copied them for you....I handpainted the logos with food coloring...
I think I used three 9X13 cakes for that purse..It was pretty big. You could make it any size you like. I do not dowel my purse cakes, but you certainly may if you wish to. i feel like the fondant holds it steady enough.
"Here are the directions I posted on the website...
I just made a purse this past weekend and it was somewhat easy to do...
Here's what the purse looked like before painting the logos on it...
I learned to make this cake from directions from another decorator...
I basically cut the cake in the shape I wanted which was the shape of a tunnel. I then covered it with fondant.
I then made the zipper part by cutting a 2" wide strip of fondant and then using a metal cake comb to make the zipper..You just make an indentation with the comb on both sides and it comes out looking like a zipper. I then made the little thing you use to pull the zipper open and shut (not sure what it's called..LOL). Be sure to add the stiching with a stiching wheel.
I added the leather trim on both sides of the cake by using my clay gun..Just estimate how long your strings need to be and then attach with a little water.
I then rolled two long logs for the handles and pinched the ends so they were flat. I pinched one side of each handle so it was somewhat flat and then added stitching. I put these in a ziplock bag until I was ready to use them.
I used the clay gun again to make the rings for the handle... I cut four pieces the same size and shaped them. I painted them with gold Luster Dust before putting them on the cake. This was a little tricky, so you may
want to let them set a short time and they'll be easier to handle..Don't let them dry completely.
I cut out four diamond shapes out of fondant (these are the triangle pieces that the rings are attached to) and glued one side to the cake. I then put the gold ring on of the diamond and folded one side over. I did this on both sides and then added the handle. I carefully slid the flat part of the handle under the gold ring and then folded it over and attached with water. I also used a little water to secure the handle so it would hold it's shape.
The last thing I did was paint the zipper gold.. Oh, I also added the small leather piece on the one side "
I hope these help you as much as they did me!
I made one following the directions for making a purse on CC's Article Section. The one piece of advice I have is if you are going to cover it in fondant, crumb coat it and wait a day because mine settled and the fondant got all wrinkly. I did the emblems by making a stencil out of paper and using edible markers. You can google Louis Vuitton and pick from a variety. It was lots of fun to make. Good luck.
Adven68 thanks for the detailed instructions, and vitomiriam duh see I didn't even think stencil...........................thanks Now to see if they will pay for one? Any price quotes from you all?
I made mine for an office cake, so I didn't charge BUT everyone was really impressed and said that they wouldn't hesitate paying at least $100.00 for the cake. Mine was a 10" square that I cut in half and piled each piece on top of each other. Even if you sell it at a reasonable-discounted price, I wouldn't sell it for less than $75.00.
Thanks for putting the instructions up adven68. It was very helpful.
When I attempted a purse I pretty much did the same as the above post (unfortunately I didn't have instructions - pre CC days ) but for the handles I used gelatin paste so I could get the handle to stand up - there is a picture in my photos.
here is how i did the logos on mine:
You need these:
( or any square and round cutters the right size)..plus:
I used ivory gumpaste rolled thin and then dry dusted with gold luster before cutting out the pieces. let it dry out a while so they don't stretch on you.
The daphne cutter is for the smallest floral looking thingy in the logo, and to cut the middles out of the sqaures. Then you use a round cuitter to cut the sides of each square to make the curved in sides. The lilac cutter is used to cut the middle out of the circles. The center dots are cut with a small round piping tip. The LV was hand piped in royal out of desperation ( need to think of a better way to do that one)
Wow, purse cake is definitely in my future!