I'm uber excited right now! A friend of mines would like me to make her a VS bag cake for her birthday....but there's one problem...I never made one. Can somebody help please.
After looking at some pics I figured most of it out. I would use a 1/2 sheet cake, cut it up, and stack - then cover in light pink fondant - then make dark pink stripes and add to cake. But everything after that is a mystery.
How would I do the handles?
How do I make the fondant look like tissue paper?
What type of support will I need? one, two, three dowel rods??
How much should I charge? She wants to feed about 15 ppl.
Thank you very much!!!
The tutorials help on here a lot BUT also,,I am attempting to make my first one too today and I was told to square off the cake instead of being rounded on edges..like a loaf pan,,then stack and add 3 dowels in!
I'm going to make a lot of fondant to wrap it around cake vs laying it over like you would on a circled cake..like wrapping a cone. Then tuck in the top part and bottom part. Then I'm going to cut a hole in top a little like an 1/2 inch deep, then swag some fondant and lay inside of top loosely to look like tissue paper. The handles,,I think I"m going to just take long peices of fondant and kind of twist it for a thin rope look and attach on it. Then I will do the striping on side of cake and lettering.
I'm not sure if my thoughts will help but i will have to see how mine turns out too! I also googled some vic. secret cake bags and kind of seen how they did it and of course, we want to change it up a little bit with lettering design and etc..
I can only offer some samples from the Internet. I get confused sometimes as to when VS changes the horizontal lines to vertical and makes the handles to be thick pink ribbon instead of the intertwined silver or white handles.
Any ideas on how to make fondant look like tissue paper?
Use gumpaste or a combination of gumpaste/fondant; that way you can roll it really thin. Then cut rectangles at different sizes and lay it over crumpled saran/paper towels to dry. Then maybe brush with luster dust.
Hope someone else gives more advice.
In my pix I did a Tiffany Box cake and the \\"tissue\\" from that was made from pearl clay, a Jennifer Dontz creation. It worked well because of the high chocolate content in it it kept flopping over like real tissue would.
Here is the link to one I did:
I iced the cake in light pink buttercream and did the stripes in fondant. I used the Wilton letter set to cut out the name and painted it with silver luster dust. Did the same with the fondant rope handles. For the tissue paper, I rolled the fondant thin and propped the folds up with waxed paper until they dried. HTH!
thanks for all the great ideas!
now for the big question, how much should I charge?
Thank you all for your input. My VS bag cake is in my pictures...I am very happy with the way it turned out, being that it was my first time making one )