No animals were harmed in the making of this handbag
I am sure I have mentioned before how much I love shoes, well handbags come a close second. A lovely friend of mine loves them even more than me, so when her birthday came around this year I decided to make her one in cake form.
Not so long ago I tried my hand at making my first cake video. Although it wasn’t the most professional job, I managed to bag first place in the Marvelous Molds competition! As a result, I received 10 molds of my choice…this has made me extremely happy!!! I used 3 of the molds in this handbag cake, the Alligator Impression Mat, Zipper & Pull, and the small Brindle Buckle, all from the Elisa Strauss collection.
I did record the process so will attempt to make another video showing how I used the Marvelous Molds, watch this space…
The cake is a rich chocolate cake with a cookies and cream filling. I stumbled across the Birthday Cake variety of Oreos at the supermarket so used those mixed with vanilla buttercream.
As my friends name starts with Z, I made a gold “Z” logo charm for the bag. The gold is looking a bit bronzy in the photos, I’m not sure what’s going on there! The handles are fondant covered plastic tubing, the only inedible part of the cake. I airbrushed the entire cake with pearl to give it a slight sheen. I would really like to try some cake shine or lacquer next time to give a patent leather look.
Fingers crossed I will get the video edited soon, as it is only my second go I am still on a steep learning curve. I did however remember to record in landscape this time 😛
Finally finished the accompanying video!